Welcome

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Nick Pignatelli

I was born in Troy, NY a long, long time ago and grew up in the neighboring community of Wynantskill.

After receiving a degree in Aerospace Technology at the State University of New York at Farmingdale on Long Island, NY, I drifted around for a bit, eventually landing at a local newspaper where I spent a few years writing advertising copy and restaurant reviews. From there I stumbled into a lengthy career in Information Technology with a New York state government agency. In 2010 I retired to concentrate on writing and after two years completed work on my first novel, The Devil's Claw.

I'm a lifelong resident of upstate New York, the setting for my novels The Devil's Claw, The Politics of Murder, and In My Little Town. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading, and playing guitar.


A voracious reader since 4th grade, I list David Baldacci, Lee Child, Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Nelson DeMille, and James Rollins as some of the authors whose works I have enjoyed for decades.