David W. Pierce

Born in Nashville, TN
Currently lives in Murfreesboro, TN with his wife Chonda. Their daughter Chera recently married and their son Zachary attends a nearby university.


Education
David received his undergraduate degree in communications/journalism in 1982 and Masters of Arts Degree in English at Middle Tennessee State University in 2000.

Teaching
David is an adjunct English professor at Middle Tennessee State University. He was the guest writer-in-resident at Taylor University in Ft. Wayne, IN in 2004 and again in 2007, where he taught a two-week course in crime writing. He also works as a writing mentor with the continuing education curriculum at MTSU known as The Writer’s Loft.

Writing
David has had nearly a dozen short stories published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. He has collaborated with his wife Chonda on two children’s books published by Zonderkidz: Tales from the Ark (2001) and Tales from the Manger (2004).

He has also worked with Chonda Pierce on these video and book projects:

Videos
Having A Girls' Nite Out, Myrrh Records--division of Word, Inc. (1998)
Chonda On Her Soapbox, Myrrh Records (1999)
Four-Eyed Blonde, Myrrh Records (2001)
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid, M2O Records (2002)
Have I Got A Story For You, M2O Records (2003)
A Piece of My Mind, No Whining Records (2005)
Staying Alive, Laughing, No Whining Records (2007)

Books

Second Row, Piano Side, Beacon Hill (1998)
• It’s Always Darkest Before The Fun Comes Up, Zondervan (1999)
• Chonda Pierce On Her Soapbox, Zondervan (2000)
• I Can See Myself In His Eyeballs, Zondervan (2001)
Roadkill on the Highway to Heaven, Zondervan (2006)
Laughing in the Dark, Howard (2007)

Other published works:

From Out of Nowhere (165 pp)--the biography of Marc Wilcutts, the number one sales representative for Coldwell-Banker Real Estate in 1999. Self-published and used as a promotional tool.

Articles published in Decision, Holiness Today, Today’s Christian Woman, Leading Adult, Home Life and others.

Academic writing:
"The Writer's Voice: Listening to the Words." Tennessee English Journal 9 (1998): 28-30.