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Friday, February 13, 2015

The Executrix Has Launched!

I'm thrilled to announce that The Executrix is now available!

Take a wild ride with three middle-aged sisters.

After the death of her mother, best-selling author Olivia Novak is shocked to find a manuscript in the safe. And when the discovery whips up a brew of sibling rivalry with her two middle-aged sisters, Lauren and Danielle, more is at stake than an inheritance. Olivia's in for the story of her life, all right - but it's one she could never write on her own.

 I wrote this story because I'm fascinated with the dynamics of siblings, especially middle-aged women. And, of course, I had to include a naughty animal in the mix. My two sisters swear my characters are real, but I assured them (with a wink!) that they're pure fiction. Not!

I hope you enjoy this story. And please do come by one of my three signing events:

Another Read Through

3932 N. Mississippi, Portland

February, 26th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jacobsen’s Books & More

211 E. Main Street, Hillsboro

February 28th, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Jan’s Paperbacks

18095 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy., Aloha

March 7th, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

If you can't make it in person, you can purchase the book in softback
or as an e-book at the following online retailers:

Read more about the story on my website

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Happy Holidays!

As we celebrate the season, I rejoice in the completion of my fourth novel, THE EXECUTRIX. I had a blast writing this book about three baby boomer sisters who must come together after the death of their mother. Of course, they stir up all kinds of trouble. While there's no hocus pocus in this one, the magic of familial relationships provides many laughs and a few tears. And like the Stitches Trilogy, it does have one very naughty dog who steals the show.

Before I dove into my next trilogy series, I was compelled to tell this stand-alone story. Like all fiction, inside the words are hints at real life. I chose to celebrate my two sisters and my mother (who is still very much alive) with tragedy, laughs, and a little mystery. Mom was such a good sport and gave me full permission to have her stuffed in an urn for most of this book. She, too, has a quirky sense of humor.

Here's a taste of what's ahead . . .

Portland, Oregon’s own best-selling romance author, Olivia Novak, should have been entering life’s third act with a sparkling clean storybook Tudor, and a real-life romance with her husband of thirty-two years. Instead, her husband was killed in a hit-and-run the police have shelved, and she’s too worn out from her own obsessive three-year hunt for the culprit to write. Now, her mother has died.

As the executrix of the estate, which doesn’t amount to much, Olivia prefers managing the paperwork to keeping a lid on the combustible brew that is her two sisters, Lauren and Danielle. At sixty, Lauren is Mom’s mouthy memory defender as she waits for the daily chime of wine o’clock. Danielle, the pampered baby of the family at forty-five, suddenly has nowhere to go, having lived with Mom since walking out on her fiancĂ©, Ryan, a Portland cop. Olivia thinks the final straw is her elderly neighbor, R. D. Griffin, asking her to dog-sit Pogo, his unruly standard poodle. But she’s wrong.

When R. D. goes missing, the three sisters and Pogo stick their noses into the case . . . and the dog senses something fishy. Can Pogo unite the sisters, help Ryan solve both cases, and inspire Olivia to deliver her next book? Olivia needs a lifeline from Mom from beyond the crematory urn, and she finds one in the safe -- in the form of an old manuscript. Olivia’s in for the story of her life, all right -- but it’s beyond anything she could have dreamed up in her own novels.

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Stitches Trilogy is Complete

Riffs is now available!

Hello Friends and Family!

The story of Jean and Spence Collins comes to a thrilling conclusion with the magic of jazz in Riffs. Legends never die as long as we remember them. And when two elderly musicians show up to steal the show, it's time to celebrate life's tune. 
Save on Riffs through July 15th
at the following locations:

Softcover Print Books:  
 20% off at CreateSpace E-store 
enter the discount code: AY4VNDM8

E-Books (all formats):  
 $2.00 off at Windtree Press 
enter the discount code: jazz

Riffs is available in soft cover or as an E-Book at these online retailers:
Windtree Press | | .Barnes and Noble | KoboBooks
The Stitches trilogy is also available at these fine independent bookstores:
Jacobsen's Books & More | Jan's Paperbacks | Another Read Through

Monday, June 2, 2014



Get a jump by entering to win a free copy on
The contest runs from June 1 to July 5, 2014

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Riffs by Courtney Pierce


by Courtney Pierce

Being released June 21 2014
Giveaway ends in about 1 month(July 05, 2014)
10 copies available

Saturday, April 26, 2014

At long last, the final installment of the STITCHES trilogy is complete and receiving its final edits. Look for the release of RIFFS by the end of the summer, 2014. Here's a sneak preview of the cover:

Saturday, November 2, 2013


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

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