Peter grew up in Chicago in the 80's. After earning his Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from Northern Illinois University, he be-bopped the Chicago scene. After appearing in several stage plays and a few films, he knocked on corporate America's door because he needed to eat.
When the century turned, he realized his focus had as well. Without realizing that writing fiction was supposed to be difficult, he turned off the idiot box and wrote after work, steadily increasing his quota to a thousand words a night to see if he could finish a novel. Eventually he had produced not one, but two books. They were good, but he wanted to learn how to make them better. He sought instruction at fine conferences like Northwestern's Writer's Conference and Iowa's Summer Writer's Festival. Unsated, he enrolled in Uchicago's excellent Graham School of Continuing Education to learn how to structure a novel, earning his Certificate of Completion in 2010. Still eager to learn more about the nuances of story like plot, image patterns, and levels, he rode his motorcycle to beautiful Montpelier, VT to attend Vermont College of Fine Arts' Postgraduate Writer's Conference. The beautiful campus, historical school, and the opportunity to work with more of the school's amazing faculty beckoned until he applied and was accepted into VCFA'S MFA program in 2012. He earned his Master's degree two years later and is currently concentrating on writing both fiction and creative non-fiction.
Peter's short story "The Perfect Enforcer"
was published online at the Site of Big Shoulders, www.sobs.org
. Non-fiction articles, columns, and web-copy have appeared in publications like College News Magazine, Wassup Magazine and HalosOfHope.org.
Peter is revising a collection of short stories and plans on its completion by the end of this year.
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