I am a Detroit-based writer with essays featured in sources both online and in print, including in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, Upworthy, NPRThrillist, Time’s Extra Crispy, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Town and Country, RedbookScary Mommy,  The Huffington Post.  

I wrote about Detroit for US News and World Report’s 100 Best Cities To Live, and my poetry has been featured in Lyceum at The University of Michigan-Dearborn. My creative non-fiction has appeared in several literary magazines, including, my recent reflections on my relationship with insomnia and Ernest Hemingway for Catapult. 

I would love for you to check out my Facebook page  or please email me at momof4istired@gmail.com.

Thank you so much!

Nicole Jankowski


The Fry-Up Police Are Judging Your Breakfast

The Cocktail King of Cuba: The Man Who Invented Hemingway’s Favorite Daiquiri

Spread The Word: Butter Has An Epic Backstory 

Photos: When The Hindenburg Was The Height of Luxe In-Flight Dining

Eat Now or Forever Hold Your Piece: The Layered History of Wedding Cake 

Duncan Hines: The Original Road Warrior Who Reshaped Restaurant History

Move Over, St.Patrick: St. Joseph’s Feast Is When Italians Parade 

Frankie’s Older Brother Doesn’t Talk: The Struggles of Siblings of Autistic Children

A Sip of History: The Hidden Wine Cellars Under the Brooklyn Bridge

Detroit Returns To It’s Prohibition-Era Whiskeytown Roots, and Gets New Life

It Was The Best of Fries, It Was The Worst of Fries: Charles Dickens, Food Scribe

The Washington Post: Raising a Teenage Wonder

How a Destitute Parisian Boy Became The First Celebrity Chef

Ernest Hemingway and Me: Reflections of an Insomniac Writer 

Dining at The Morrie

Autism Speaks: Reaching My Son With Autism Through Music

Detroit’s Legitimately Great Vegetarian Restaurants

Everything You Need To Know To Rock A Move To Detroit

The Grand Unfinished Task of Chronicling How America Eats

Katie Ledecky: Rising above the noise

The Washington Post Soloish: My Husband and I were nearly friendless—and I got desperate

Upworthy: What I’m Learning About Raising A Child Through All Of Their “Firsts”

The Simple Reason Why I Apologize To My Kids

The Best Nicole

The Huffington Post: I Am The Prettiest Wife In The World

Eastern Michigan’s Underrated Craft Breweries

Trust God, yourself and the grind: An exclusive interview with Olympian Paige McPherson


One thought on “Nicole Jankowski, Writer

  1. Nicole – I am writing to tell you how much I enjoyed “A girl made a comment…” and look forward to reading your other stories. Enough can’t be said about positivity and humor – I am thrilled to have found your work.
    All the best,
    Randi M Sherman, Author
    Latest novel: Big & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles


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