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Saturday, November 2, 2013


Ooooooooh.....

Check out NIWA's Short Story Anthology of Speculative Fiction
To be released on November 8th!
Buy it on Amazon.com


I have a short story in here called 1313 Huidekoper Place. While it's not scary, it will make you think about all those legends who have so much meaning . . . only to you. So, who's the legend in your life that you'd like to have a conversation with if you could? Remembering is a powerful emotion. It is based on one of my favorite characters from Brushes: Legs Flanders, the fictional and legendary jazz musician.

Friday, October 18, 2013




  

Write. Edit. Publish.


I'm a Hawthorne Fellow!

For those of you who don't know the Attic Institute, it is a renowned writing studio in Portland that supports the work of writers through workshops, long-term programs, networking, and writing consultation. The Hawthorne Fellows program is designed to work with serious writers for a five- month period to prepare their pieces for formal publication. I'm thrilled to have been chosen to participate. And it's going to be a busy five months too! My skin will be thicker when I come up for air after hours and hours of intense critique, collaboration, and cry-baby editing sessions with the bestselling writer, Jennifer Lauck, and my fellow Fellows.

As part of the program, Hawthorne Fellows' work will be published in The Boulevard, the magazine that showcases the work of participants. 

My goal will be to make my third book in my trilogy series, RIFFS, not only a great read for my audience but transforming for me, personally, as a writer.

Thank you all for your support! Book number three will be quite good - I promise!

Monday, September 30, 2013


Check out my Author Interview in the Clackamas Review!

Local writing 'Boomer' series



Sunday, September 22, 2013


Join me and my fellow local authors for this great event at the
Salem Public Library
Saturday, September 28th - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

I'll be signing both of my books, Stitches and Brushes, and will 
also be sharing a reading at 1:15 p.m.

Can't make it?
Pick up both books at Amazon.com in soft cover or as an E-Book

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


AVAILABLE NOW!
Print Retail Price: $15.95
E-Book Price: $2.99

Hello, my friends! 
I'm pleased to announce that Brushes, my second book in the Stitches Trilogy series, is now available. 

The magic continues for Jean and Spence Collins with the power of art!

Receive a Family and Friends Discount of 20% off when you purchase a print copy of Brushes directly from the CreateSpace E-Store before October 31, 2013.


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Stitches and Brushes are also available ​in Paperback and as an E-Book at the following links:



BRUSHES SYNOPSIS

The power of art makes big waves for Jean and Spence Collins. With the magic of the ancient fabric still inside of them, the Collinses make their first visit to their newly inherited B&B in Richmond, Virginia. While there, Jean becomes obsessed with a small painting called The Dancing Boy.She says the painting speaks to her—and it really does! It has secrets to tell, and so do members of the immortal Gaines family who come out of their eternal retirement. Immortality really can be a choice, and the possibility of it ignites a passion in the Collinses to realize their dreams in this life.

Jean and Spence have no idea the firestorm they’re about to unleash after they bring The Dancing Boy home to Portland, Oregon. When they take the painting to the museum to be cleaned by a gifted art student, the worlds of fine art, financial fraud, and magic converge to draw the Collinses into a deadly game—a game that puts both their magical painting and their inheritance at risk. But the Collinses have a plan. Together with their friend at the FBI, agent Jon Segert, Jean and Spence realize the best way to combat greed is to create a legacy of generosity—but they need a little immortal help.

Thank you all for your support. Happy Reading!​

Courtney Pierce​

Friday, August 23, 2013

Check out my guest blog with fellow author, Brad Cameron!

http://zekeproperchronicles.blogspot.com/2013/08/guest-blog-courtney-pierce.html

It's about Baby Boomers leaving a legacy.

Monday, July 29, 2013



Stitches was selected as 
Book of the Week 
from Indie Writers United. 

A big thank you!


Check out my Indie Guest Author Interview 
on June McCullough's website.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Brushes - Book 2 of the Stitches Trilogy


Welcome back to the Friday Blog Hop!



Here is the third sneak peak from the upcoming second book of the Stitches Trilogy, Brushes! It will be available in September, 2013.

Don't forget to check out the sites of the other Boomer Lit authors who are also posting today. Click the link at the bottom to connect!

Happy Reading!




BOOK 2 of the STITCHES Trilogy
Coming in September, 2013


This scene from BRUSHES is taken 
from Chapter Four. 

It's Christmas morning and Spence has just given Jean the 1963 T-Bird they inherited from Mary Coulter. Now she has a special present for Spence, the 1930 edition of The Maltese Falcon she bought from Mary's estate sale . . . and there's magic inside of it.

“Incredible! Absolutely incredible! I’m not sure my gift can top that,” she said, kicking off her shoes at the front door. She bounced down the steps to the living room to join Spence.
“Neither one of us needs to top anything. It’s about making things special, don’t you think?” Spence turned the gas crank in the wall and held the long match under the logs. The flames caught and gave him a welcoming Queen Mum wave. “Let me get some tunes.”
Jean waited, her knee jiggling in anticipation as Spence dug through the separate Christmas album section in the end cabinet. That was one of Spence’s album organization rules: Christmas music wasn't allowed to fraternize with rock music, and neither were her albums from Broadway shows she’d worked on. If they were filed all together, then it was the equivalent of genetically altered corn. Who knows what would result from the cross-contamination of music cooties -- Jimi Hendrix dressed as Santa Claus in a Radio City kick line? She smiled at the thought.
They had agreed to give only one present each, since they already had too much stuff. But this one would push at least two of Spence’s collector buttons:  it was vintage, and it was a book by one of his favorite authors. Plus, this particular book might have a little magic inside, just like Christmas morning. 



BOOK ONE OF THE TRILOGY, STITCHES, IS AVAILABLE AT 

DON'T FORGET - CHECK OUT THE OTHER BOOMER LIT AUTHORS WHO ARE POSTING TODAY! CLICK HERE!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Brushes - Book 2 of the Stitches Trilogy


Welcome back to the Friday Blog Hop! 



Here is the third sneak peak from the upcoming second book of the Stitches Trilogy, Brushes! It will be available in September, 2013.

Don't forget to check out the sites of the other Boomer Lit authors who are also posting today. Click the link at the bottom to connect!

Happy Reading!



BOOK 2 of the STITCHES Trilogy
Coming in September, 2013


This scene from BRUSHES is taken 
from Chapter Two. 

Jean and Spence have just arrived home from checking out the bungalow they've inherited from Mary Coulter. They run smack into a reporter who's been staking out their house, and he pounces on them about the death of Raleigh Coulter in London. Questions are swirling about Raleigh being killed killed by an enormous hawk. Only the Collinses and an FBI agent know the truth:  it really was a hawk . . . a magical hawk.

Spence came through the door spitting tacks. “That reporter insinuated that we killed Raleigh to get his mother’s estate! Can you believe that guy?” Mycroft turned tail and ran upstairs.
“Where did they come up with that?” Jean asked and flinched when the doorbell rang. She rushed to the peephole. “Same guy.”
 “Ignore him,” Spence said, throwing the car keys on the kitchen island. “He just took a string of incidents and found a common thread that would be a cheap, dirty way to sell the newscast. That guy doesn't know that the real truth would sell a hellava lot more.”
“But he mentioned the hawk -- and witnesses.”
“Now I think getting out of town is a really good idea.”
 “Let’s talk to Jon when he and Meg come over for Thanksgiving. If we’re being hounded, I’m sure he’s feeling the pinch too.”
 She looked up at Spence, both of them having calmed down. “Hey, you were pretty chivalrous out there. I kind of like this damsel-in-distress stuff.”
 Spence wiggled his eyebrows at her. Then he said, “Where’s Mycroft?”
 “He ran upstairs. I bet you couldn't blow him out of the comforter with a stick of dynamite.”
  “Then he’s going to have to move over.” Spence wrapped his arms around her and kissed her. “Let’s go upstairs, right after I take the batteries out of the doorbell.”



BOOK ONE OF THE TRILOGY, STITCHES, IS AVAILABLE AT 

DON'T FORGET - CHECK OUT THE OTHER BOOMER LIT AUTHORS WHO ARE POSTING TODAY! CLICK HERE!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Brushes - Book 2 of the Stitches Trilogy


Welcome back to the Friday Blog Hop! 



Here is the second sneak peak from the upcoming second book of the Stitches Trilogy, Brushes! It will be available in August/September, 2013.

Don't forget to check out the sites of the other Boomer Lit authors who are also posting today. Click the link at the bottom to connect!

Happy Reading!



BOOK 2 of the STITCHES Trilogy
Coming in August, 2013


This scene from BRUSHES is taken 
from Chapter One. 


After receiving the keys to the bungalow they've inherited from Mary Coulter, Jean and Spence Collins head over to the house to check it out. In this scene, Jean is doing her initial walk through of the empty rooms, hoping she might see the Mary Coulter as an immortal. So far, she's been disappointed. But then she gets to the kitchen . . . 


The magic was like a drug. She still couldn't believe it had happened -- and was still happening. Other types of magic crept into their lives in unexpected ways, when they touched Mary’s things:  flashes of Mary’s life. The fabric’s magic was still inside of them.
Jean pulled herself from the window and opened one of the doors of the two small closets. At the estate sale, Mary’s husband’s clothes were still hanging inside this closet. Now it was empty. Mary had held onto those clothes for over forty years after Jim Coulter’s untimely death. Time to check out the kitchen. She descended through the tight turn of the staircase and inspected the plaster on the walls and in the stairwell. No cracks. Her steps squeaked through the dining room.
As she came around the corner to the kitchen, Jean laughed out loud when she spotted the light-blue, rotary-style phone on the wall.

“Look at that. God, I think my parents had one just like this.” She picked up the receiver, weightier than she expected, and listened for a dial tone. Nothing. Then her hand went numb. An electrical charge whooshed up her right arm. She sucked in a breath and closed her eyes.



BOOK ONE OF THE TRILOGY, STITCHES, IS AVAILABLE AT 

DON'T FORGET - CHECK OUT THE OTHER BOOMER LIT AUTHORS WHO ARE POSTING TODAY! CLICK HERE!