About Nissa Darbonne

Nissa Darbonne, author of The American Shales, is editor-at-large for Hart Energy’s Oil and Gas Investor group, which consists of Oil and Gas Investor magazine; the newsletters A&D Watch, Oil and Gas Investor This Week, OilandGasInvestor.com Today and UGcenter.com Today; and the websites OilandGasInvestor.com, UGcenter.com and A-Dcenter.com. She joined Hart in 1998 as managing editor after nine years in news reporting for The Daily Advertiser newspaper in Lafayette, Louisiana, the last two years as business editor. Most recently, she was e-editor and director of e-content for Hart, and previously was executive editor of the Oil and Gas Investor group. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Nissa has been a professional journalist since 1984, beginning as a reporter and editor for the university newspaper, The Vermilion, and then as a government correspondent to The Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana). She has also co-written a book about ice hockey, The Louisiana IceGators Phenomenon, to which she contributed a business analysis. She is an amateur golfer and an informal student of monetary policy and quantum physics. Her copies of Alan Greenspan's autobiography and Walter Isaacson's Einstein are peppered with margin notes, underlining, circling and supplemental commentary. Contact Nissa Darbonne at ndarbonne@hartenergy.com.