Nikki Turner is an American author of urban fiction, dubbed by Trendsetter Magazine as the "Queen of Hip Hop Lit". Her first two books, A Hustler's Wife and A Project Chick have sold about 150,000 copies as of 2005.
Turner was born in Richmond, Virginia and has received a degree from North Carolina Central University. She formerly worked as a travel agent, eventually quitting to become a full-time novelist. Turner has stated that she began writing urban fiction as a way of showing the "dark side" of the street life beyond the "glitz and the glamor".