Former ghost-writer, Nicola Pierce has written four novels of historical fiction for children and is currently working on her fifth. Her first novel, Spirit of the Titanic, published by The O'Brien Press in 2011, was reprinted five times within its first twelve months. Her second novel, City of Fate, about World War II's Battle of Stalingrad, was shortlisted for the Warwickshire Year Nine Book Award 2014. In 2015, The O'Brien Press published Behind the Walls, about the 1688-9 Siege of Derry. Kings of the Boyne, released in 2016, was shortlisted for the 2017 LAI Children’s Book Award. Her most recent book, published in April 2018, was a history book for adults, Titanic, True Stories of Her Passengers, Crew and Legacy was published.