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.
Being someone who can enjoy his own company (though I need to have contact with friends on a regular basis), the various lockdowns and lockups have made little difference to me as I spend most of my time at the laptop creating great and small masterpieces. Apart from the odd shopping trip, I am cocooned in my study. I am researching what I hope to be a big vision novel about immigration - but not what you might expect; at least I hope not. I want it to be a big surprise. I have recently placed a humorous detective TV series with my agent, so digits crossed. 2021 will be a full creative year whatever Brexit and the nasty virus have in store for us. Keep healthy and keep safe.
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)