Nadine is a Circassian-American, a Muslim, and a believer that compassion and education can make the world a better place.
Nadine graduated from Barnard College and was formerly a beauty editor at Lucky and Ladies' Home Journal magazines. As a travel, beauty, and royalty writer, her work has appeared in Town & Country, Vanity Fair online, and Vogue online, and she has been profiled in the New York Times, Vogue, Cosmo, and Allure. She is a contributing writer for Angeleno, and Oprah Magazine online.
As a blonde-haired, green-eyed Muslim of Circassian descent, Nadine was raised to hide the truth about her religion, spending years hiding behind her white-passing privilege. Following the Muslim Ban, she gathered the courage to write a love letter to Islam—a book about a young girl running toward her Islamic heritage, rather than away from it. The resulting book—All-American Muslim Girl—is designed as a tonic for other confused or curious cross-cultural kids, eager to finally embrace their own heritage. All-American Muslim Girl has received four starred reviews, with Kirkus Reviews honoring it as one of the Best YA Books of 2019 and Barnes & Noble Teen dubbing it "a remarkable entry into the contemporary canon."
“Courtney examines matters of subtle and blatant Islamophobia, privilege and erasure, and questions of faith and identity with a sensitivity born of experience and respect.”
An avowed Anglophile, Nadine has worked for Sarah, Duchess of York, and lived in England and Palm Beach managing Carlos Gracida, the most successful polo player in history, favorite of Her Majesty The Queen, and teammate of HRHs Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry—settings and relationships Nadine drew upon while researching and writing Romancing the Throne.
She lives in Santa Monica with her husband Erik and their daughter. Yes, they were on a Bravo show. Everybody makes mistakes.
[Photography credit: Brandy Menefee]
Book press, publicity, and school visits: Morgan Dubin
Film/TV: Richie Kern
All other (publishing only): Jess Regel