Nina Collins was born in NYC in 1969, raised in Rockland County, and graduated from Barnard in 1990. She had a long career in book publishing, first as a scout and then as an agent, and then made a career change in 2008 to pursue other interests. In 2013 Nina completed both a life coach certificate and a Columbia University Masters in Narrative Medicine. She has been consulting and writing since then. Nina’s interests—issues around transition, loss, separation, end of life, how women in particular tell stories—have come together in the creation of a closed online community for women over 40 called “What Would Virginia Woolf Do?” now also the title of her book, which will be published by Grand Central in 2018.
Nina is currently at work on a memoir about her mother. She has four children, lives in Brooklyn, and is a trustee of the Brooklyn Public Library.
Read a profile of Nina in the Guardian here.