As a child I wanted to be an artist. Then aged ten, I discovered a greater joy in writing, and have never stopped. I delight in chewing on words and putting them together to tell upbeat stories for the world to read and hear. There is nothing else I want to do. I have many, many books and plays waiting to be born.
With all my novels and other works, I diligently research the background, and let the relevant details filter though my fingers onto the page, mingling with my plot and characters. I try to be honest when I write, and trust my audience appreciates this and is entertained and moved, and want more. It’s sad if someone doesn’t - we can’t please everyone (why not!), but this is out weighed by knowing that most people appreciate what I produce.
My latest work to be published is the first in The Ladies of Baker Street Victorian cosy crime series: The Missing Mr Moonstone. Following Sherlock Holmes’ presumed death fighting evil Professor Moriarty, the public still call for his help at 221b Baker Street. His courageous landlady, Mrs Hudson, and her cockney maid, Fanny-Annie Grubbins, take over his work, becoming highly successful themselves despite the disproval of Scotland Yard. Moonstone will be in shops early in 2020. Advanced review copies are available for all serious readers of crime fiction.
FILM & STAGE
I wrote and produced my first movie, the cocky little Gobsmacked! about an old bus broken down in the country and how the passengers got on with each other. A vertical learning curve that was fun right from the start. Followed by Mrs H of Baker Street, the stage farce about Sherlock Holmes’ landlady secretly doing her own detective work. Another joyful experience not to be missed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
When I first met Peter what struck me most was that his energetic, multi-faceted writing is very much a reflection of the person he is. Immersing yourself in one of his books is like taking a ride down the chute of a water park roller coaster – gathering exhilarating momentum, plummeting through dizzying twists and turns, finally surging to an adrenaline-pumping climax.
- Michael Paul Kennedy
(author of bestseller Soldier I - SAS)