Alyssa Pierce

Writer and Social Media Consultant

United States of America

I'm a writer, blogger, and social media manager from Jersey City, New Jersey. I earned my BA in English from Rutgers University-Newark in 2014. While in school I interned with NBCUniversal as a social media intern for the Oxygen Network. After working in education for a few years, I left my job as a middle school Language Arts teacher to write and do social media consulting full time.



Tiny Buddha
There's No Expiration Date on Grief

"They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite." ~Cassandra Clare I lost my father to a heart attack when I was sixteen. I went to school on the morning of April 14, 2008 having a dad and went home that night not having one.

Life As Fiction
A Review of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The reviews for Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize winner The Goldfinch seem to go one of two ways. Readers are either absolutely in love or vehemently despise it. I personally have given it a four-star rating on Goodreads because I haven't been this emotionally attached to a book in a long time.

My Battle with RA
The Other Side of the Arthritis Battle: Jessica's Story

With Mother's Day a few weeks behind us, I can't help but think about all of the ways my mother has been a vital support system in my battle against RA. An RA sufferer herself, she's been a constant source of information and understanding when no one else seems to "get it."

Creative Writing