Reiny Pierson received her B.A. in English, her M.A. in Humanities and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership/ English Education. She taught Twelfth Grade Honors English at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach where she also established and administered the Legal Academy. She is the recipient of the Virginia Technology Teacher of the Year award from IBM and Technology & Learning Magazine. Her article “The Influence of Brain Hemisphericity on the Composing Process of Twelfth Graders was published in the Tapestry of Knowledge, a collection of teacher writings for which she received an award for Excellence in Research from the Virginia Beach City Public schools. In addition, her poem “The Gift” was published in Virginia Writing, Longwood University. She was the editor for a collection of teacher writings published by The Tidewater Virginia Writing Project, Old Dominion University. In addition to The Confessional book, she is currently she is writing Night and Fog, a historical novel on the Norwegian Resistance Movement during WWII and a second psychological thriller book, These Hands.
She is married, has 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Reiny Pierson and her husband have lived in Virginia Beach for 38 years. Prior to that the family lived in New Jersey and Illinois.