Nina RiggsNina Ellen Riggs (March 29, 1977 – February 26, 2017) was an American writer and poet. Her best known work is her memoir, ''The Bright Hour'', detailing her journey as a mother with incurable breast cancer. It was published shortly after her death. The book received critical acclaim. Riggs also contributed an article to ''New York Times'' series Modern Love.
Riggs was born in San Francisco, California. She was the great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and educated at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received a bachelor's degree in creative writing, and UNC at Greensboro where she received an MFA in poetry.
Riggs was married to John Duberstein, an attorney with whom she had two sons. They lived in Greensboro, North Carolina. Provided by Wikipedia