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My Only Writing Award

My family moved to Summerside, Prince Edward Island when I started Grade 7. For most of the next six years, I thought I hated living there. I hated my neighbourhood because at least half of the boys that bullied me … Continue reading

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10 Tips for New Writers

After Grade 2, I became a writer. My stories about Gizmo from Gremlins were all written in crayon. As I grew up, my skills as a writer improved. Crayons became pencil crayons, then pencil, then pen, then eventually, a keyboard. … Continue reading

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Interview with T. Mike McCurley

Aw crap, I went and got myself interviewed again. This time, I was interviewed by T. Mike McCurley. Well, you might as well go have a look. Interview with Nick Piers

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The City of Smoke & Mirrors Writer Commentary (Part 3 of 3)

And here we go. Finally. The third and final writer commentary on my first novel, The City of Smoke & Mirrors. I’ll be honest here, folks: I’m brutally self-critical about these chapters. Particularly this book’s ending. Looking back, I hate … Continue reading

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The City of Smoke & Mirrors Writer Commentary (Part 1 of 3)

With the upcoming release of THE DAME WAS A TAD POLISH, I thought it might be fun to pull back the curtain on my debut novel, THE CITY OF SMOKE & MIRRORS. I don’t know if this is something writers … Continue reading

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Sneak Peak! The Dame was a Tad Polish: Chapter 1

Are you guys ready for a new Armadillo Mystery? Because it’s only days away, according to my publisher, Pro Se Press. Which means – choo choo! – the hype train is leaving the station! All aboard! But in the meantime, I have … Continue reading

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The Joys of Writing: Learning From My Mistakes

This year, my second novel – The Dame was a Tad Polish – is coming out. That I can say “second novel” still feels surreal. When Pro Se Press published The City of Smoke & Mirrors two years ago, it … Continue reading

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