Um, okay, that’s not entirely true. It’s mostly true.
There was that book in the fourth grade he wasn’t particularly fond of…oh, yes and that other book in the fifth grade wasn’t that great…hmm, not to mention that really crummy book in the sixth grade…but he liked all the rest of them.
Ah, okay, that’s probably stretching the truth as well, but that’s what a writer does.
In any event, Peter hangs out somewhere in the lower 48 states and loves to read and write about sports, mysteries and adventures.
He mainly writes books that appeal to the kid in all of us.
What inspires you to write?
What inspires me to write is that empty feeling in the pit of my stomach when I get hungry. That motivates me every time!
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a general outliner. I’ll outline the skeleton of the story and where I think it ought to go and, most importantly, how it will end. From there, I transition into a seat of the pants writer and let the characters take me where they want to go. Although I have the final word, the characters have a good deal of input. And they are quite vocal about it!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I’m always listening to my characters. They are the main influence to the story, so I have to listen to them. Plus, it’s a ton of fun listening to them and their nutty ideas.
What advice would you give other writers?
If you think you can write, go ahead and write. Someone, somewhere, somehow will read your story and be moved one way or the other by it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It’s not in my personality to go the traditional publishing route. Rejection letter after rejection letter from a gatekeeper is not my idea of a good time. I decided to let the readers decide if my work is worthy or not. So far, it is.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
For self-publishers, the sky is the limit and probably beyond. For the traditional publisher, their day in the sun is coming to a close and they will have to adopt another platform, if any, to survive.
What do you use?
Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
Middle grade, detective, sports, mystery
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print