Nicole O’Dell is a youth culture expert who writes and speaks to preteens, teenagers, and parents about how to prepare for life’s tough choices. Over the years, Nicole has worked as a youth director, a Bible study leader for women and teens, and a counselor at a crisis pregnancy center. She is the founder of Choose NOW Ministries, which is dedicated to battling peer pressure and helping teens face tough issues while helping parents guide and encourage their teens' commitment to good decisions. Nicole and her husband, Wil, have six children, including toddler triplets, and reside in Illinois.
O’Dell is the author of ten YA novels, including the popular Scenarios for Girls interactive fiction series and the Diamond Estates series and the list is growing. Her non-fiction for teens includes Girl Talk, which she wrote with her two daughters based on their popular blog column by the same name, and hundreds of contributions to several devotional books.
Nicole’s desire to bridge the gap between parents and teens is evident in her parenting non-fiction like the Hot Buttons series aimed at helping parents handle tough issues with their tweens and teens before they pop up in real life. Watch for other Hot Buttons books on subjects like dating, internet activity, sexuality, prejudice, friendships, politics, and many more.
Also the host of Teen Talk Radio where “It's all about choices!” O’Dell dives in on topics like peer pressure, dating, purity, drugs, alcohol, modesty, popularity, decisions about the future, and many other things that might come up along the way.
You can find all of Nicole's books and all the fun social stuff at www.nicoleodell.com.