Peter was born in 1940 in Miles on the Western Darling Downs, spending all his formative years in the bush. He joined the Bank of New South Wales – transferred around the State as Manager – stayed on under Westpac till the banks lost their direction in the mid-nineties. He moved into Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Administration as Sales manager – grew the business – retired for the second time to travel. Recovering from major surgery in 2010 and virtually house-bound Peter turned to his computer and started writing. His early writing puzzled Noela his long suffering wife till she read his first completed work. Her suggestions were adopted and an author was born.
His several early attempts quickly morphed into the three book ADAM MANN SERIES. He writes knowingly about the bush, the cattle properties, and the people. His descriptive characters that inhabit every bush town leap off the pages of his novels, making his books a film maker or TV series writers dream.
The late Carol Burns so loved his first two books she begged Peter to write a film script – he had one partly written when she passed.
He transmogrified a North Queensland mixed-blood school friend (who became a stockman and blacktracker in real life) into his protagonist, ADAM MANN and transported him to the Channel Country then Condamine.
Peter has three books:-
I’LL BE SIX NEXT BIRTHDAY – A CAPTIVATING race across the Queensland bush to recover a child ABDUCTED from a Channel Country Cattle property.
THE CONDAMINE BELL – The ENTHRALLING sequel of DISCOVERY for ADAM MANN, encompassing DECEIT, JEALOUSY, RACEISM, HATE AND LOVE.
YELLOWBELLY – The EXPLOSIVE trilogy where all ADAM’S worst fears vindicate his tempered reactions by dividing and defeating a jealous family empire.
Peter is a member of Australian, Queensland and Redcliffe Writers Groups and of the elite Brisbane Book Authors. He joined as a means of gaining specific knowledge and skills to better understand the industry he had the temerity to enter.