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Alyssa Pierce

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Alyssa Pierce
2010 publicity photo
2010 publicity photo
BornAlyssa Pierce
(1991-06-19) June 19, 1991 (age 30)
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Alma materRutgers University
GenreChildren's, Creative non-fiction
SpouseFrancis Rice

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Alyssa Pierce is an American children's author and blogger. Her "Caroline and Rebecca" series of books are written for children ages 2–8, and have been used in classrooms from Preschool through the Second Grade.

Early life[edit]

Pierce grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey. She and her husband live in Heights neighborhood house where Pierce's father was born. He died when Pierce was 16.[1]

She began writing while attending Saint Nicholas grammar school, in her own words, "since I was able to hold a pencil. I started scribbling and copying names. My mother gave me a journal. I wrote poetry and short stories and it escalated from there. St. Nicks had no newspaper, but my fifth grade English teacher entered me in a poetry contest, and I had two poems published in an anthology."[1]

Pierce attended high school at Saint Dominic Academy, where she published her poems in the school literary magazine throughout all four years, and became editor of it in her senior year.[1] She was also a member of the school's inaugural International Baccalaureate group of students, a program that the Academy has since discontinued.

Pierce attended Rutgers University-Newark, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She minored in Psychology and History.[2]


The first book in her "Caroline and Rebecca" series, entitled Caroline and Rebecca: Rebecca Gets Into Trouble, was published by Tate Publishing & Enterprises in July 2010. Her second book in the series, entitled Caroline and Rebecca's Day at the Beach, was released in November 2011.[1]

Pierce currently blogs on literature and writing at https://alyssapierce.com/, and discusses her personal challenges with rheumatoid arthritis at https://mybattlewithra.com.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Rounds, Kate. "Precocious Author". Jersey City Magazine. Spring & Summer 2011. page 63
  2. "Jersey City native publishes children’s book at age 19", accessed August 23, 2010.

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