Acclaimed novelist Nicola Pierce

Nicola Pierce published her first book for children, Spirit of the Titanic, to rave reviews and five printings within its first twelve months. City of Fate, her second book, was shortlisted for the Warwickshire School Library Service Award, 2014. Nicola went on to write Behind the Walls (2015), a rich emotional novel set in the besieged city of Derry in 1689. Her fourth novel, Kings of the Boyne (2016) was shortlisted for the Library Association of Ireland (LAI) awards. In 2018, Nicola delved into the true stories of the passengers, crew and the legacy of the Titanic, in her illustrated book of the same name.

Her latest children’s novel Chasing Ghosts, about the 1845 doomed John Franklin expedition to the Arctic, was released in March 2020. As one of the contributors to The Danger and the Glory; Irish Authors on the Art of Writing (2019), Nicola described how Chasing Ghosts was delayed and even aided by her recent battle with breast cancer. She is currently working on a small history of Dublin due out 2021.

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