Nicole D. Sconiers is the author of Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage, a speculative fiction short-story collection that has been taught at colleges and universities around the country.

Her work has appeared in Nightmare magazine, Lightspeed magazine, Speculative City, NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast, PodCastle, Lucky Jefferson, Spelman College’s literary journal Aunt Chloe and other publications.

Her short stories were published in the anthologies Black from the Future: A Collection of Black Speculative Writing, December Tales and Sycorax’s Daughters, which was a Bram Stoker Award finalist.

As a screenwriter, Ms. Sconiers was a finalist for the 2022 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Competition for her sci-fi thriller Spectacle. She co-wrote the psychological thriller A Mother’s Intuition, which premiered at the 2023 American Black Film Festival and aired on TV One July 2023. A Mother’s Intuition will re-air on Lifetime on February 3, 2024 at 8/7 Central.

Her short story “A Bird Sings by the Etching Tree” appears in the New York Times bestseller OUT THERE SCREAMING: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW BLACK HORROR, edited by Jordan Peele and John Joseph Adams and published by Random House.