I'm Pete. Primary school teacher by day, writer by night (and sometimes day).
I've written picture books and short novels for young readers.
I've been writing my whole life. It's always been my favourite hobby. I love to work with words; messing with them, rearranging them and trying to get a meaning across. I wasn't really that good at writing until I became a teacher. Teaching writing made me understand writing. Working with children helped me to understand children. So now I'm quite good at writing for children.
Working in a fast-paced school environment has taught me the need for brevity and coherence in my writing. Teaching has taught me how to quickly and concisely make a clear point. Being a teacher has also given me godlike powers of patience.