Nikki Barthelmess, former Children’s Cabinet Independent Living Client and founding president of the Youth Advisory Council WAYCUP

Nikki Barthelmess, a former Children’s Cabinet youth, is now a journalist published everywhere from lifestyle blogs to survivalist magazines. She entered foster care in Nevada at twelve and spent the next six years living in six different towns. During this time, Nikki found solace in books, her journal, and the teachers who encouraged her as a writer. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, Nikki lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her pride-and-joy corgi pup. The Quiet You Carry is her debut novel.

Don’t miss her book signing  at the University of Nevada on March 12. It will be held on the second floor of the Wolf Shop at 5:30 p.m.

Press release

Preorder links for The Quiet You Carry:


Barnes & Noble



You can find Nikki online on Twitter (@nikkigrey_), Instagram (@nikkibarthelmess), and her website,

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