Author Spotlight: Nina Cordoba

Book+Main wouldn’t be what it is without our content creators—the authors who share their words in the form of Bites—which is why we want to take the time to spotlight these talented women and men. We’ll be spotlighting authors writing across a range of romance subgenres, introducing you to their books and their Bites, and giving you the chance to fall in love with their stories. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Nina Cordoba, author of Romantic Comedies and Cozy Mysteries!

About Nina

Since my parents left their Texas/Louisiana homes to find adventure in California, that’s where I was born. We eventually moved to Texas, but as a native Californian, I still qualify to use words like “vibe” and “aura” without ridicule.

I’m known for my sense of humor and my annoying habit of turning everything into a song. As a child, I dreamed that someday, I’d be in some random place, start singing and everyone around me would burst into song spontaneously. In my 40’s, I found a soul mate who is a natural musician. He and my musically talented step-son make my dreams come true by jumping in and singing, humming or duh-duh-duhing along with anything from classical to rock. My daughter eggs us on, participates, or simply jumps in to correct mis-sung lyrics, depending on her mood.

My writing inspirations are my parents, who married outside their cultures and found great fun and humor in celebrating people’s differences, my college roommates from Central America who made me aware of the “Latin-ness” in my heart, and my ESL students.

I’ve taught English to adult students from all over the world. Their stories have been an inspiration to me. I started teaching ESL just before my mother died. I cried constantly for a year and the only time I could forget her tragic death was when I was teaching my classes.

Then one night, after a lifetime of writing journalistic and marketing materials and teaching, I started writing a novel, then I wrote another and another.

I now live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. You can find me at, or as NinaCordoba on Instagram and Twitter, but mostly on Facebook.

Featured Bite

We love this Bite from the first book in Nina’s Martin & Owen Funny Mysteries series, Dead Men Don’t Chew Gum. “Nice Underwear” is a deliciously awkward moment packed with tension that made our one-click finger so itchy, we had no choice but to scratch it. (Scratch it = buy the book, in case that wasn’t super obvious…)

If superhero underwear and sizzling chemistry pique your interest, you definitely wanna read this one!

“This book was full of suspense, laughs, romance and a wonderful storyline!”

★★★★★ Amazon Review

“Nina Cordoba is one of those authors that you automatically know is a good read.”

★★★★★ Amazon Review

First Bite

Nina’s first Bite with Book+Main was “Attitude will only get you so far in here. This isn’t the country club” from her rom-com, No More Mr. Nice Girl. Quite aside from the most excellent use of the word “thwanged,” this meet-cute Bite is sure to make your cheeks flame as Paige and Dillon circle one another. Why? Well, we suggest you read it and find out.

PS How do you get revenge on a dead man? Asking for a friend.

“You will find yourself laughing out loud.”

★★★★★ Amazon Review

“I cannot stop thinking about this book!”

★★★★★ Amazon Review

Debut Release

Nina’s debut book has possibly the greatest rom-com title of all time: Don’t Make Me Make You Brownies. While it doesn’t have any Bites right now (make sure to check back, okay?!), when just the title gets you laughing, it seems like a good idea to learn more, right? And when learning more leads to the discovery of a hot cowboy lawyer, well, what else can you do but one-click?

“Nina Cordoba’s writing is fresh, feisty and sassy.”

★★★★★ Amazon Review

“Never a dull moment. Once you read it, you’ll want to tell others to read it too.”

★★★★★ Amazon Review

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