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Nick Pignatelli

Nick Pignatelli was born in Troy, NY and grew up in the neighboring community of Wynantskill.  He attended college at the State University of New York at Farmingdale on Long Island, NY where he received a degree in Aerospace Technology.

Nick spent a few years writing advertising copy and restaurant reviews for a newspaper before moving on to a long career in Information Technology with a New York state government agency. He retired in 2010 to concentrate on writing and after two years completed work on his first novel, The Devil’s Claw.


Nick is a lifelong resident of upstate New York, the setting for The Devil’s Claw, and currently lives in Clifton Park with his wife, Joyce.  In his free time, Nick enjoys traveling, reading, and playing guitar.  A voracious reader since 4th grade, he lists David Baldacci, Lee Child, Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Nelson DeMille, and James Rollins as some of the authors whose works he has enjoyed for decades.