Hi, I'm Nina Simon.

I'm an author, mom, outdoorswoman, and athlete writing stories about strong women. My first novel, about an estranged family who come together to solve a murder mystery, is coming out soon.

Before turning to fiction, I was a museum director and advocate for joyful, inclusive public institutions. I wrote two best-selling nonfiction books: The Participatory Museum and The Art of Relevance.You'll find some of my essays on Medium, and hundreds of posts on the Museum 2.0 blog, which I authored from 2006-2019.If you prefer to watch, here are two TEDx talks I gave on opening up museums and deepening relevance. Or a short video from when I was named Santa Cruz County Woman of the Year.

If you want to chat, or if you’re curious what I’m writing and playing at now, connect with me via one of the links below.