Nick "Nasr" Pierce is a lawyer and an itinerant writer of prose formerly of Uptown, New Orleans. He now wanders Central Louisiana like a low-rent rōnin. He has published numerous nonfiction pieces for The Daily Reveille, Morocco Tomorrow, the Huffington Post, and others. In 2014, he received an Associated Press Award for a column on the Boston Marathon Bombing. His first short story, The Silent Man, was published by Akashic Books in 2015, and his second–Searching for Azrael–was published in 2016. Originally from Baton Rouge, Nick holds a Bachelors in History from Louisiana State University, and a J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.