Peter writes books for 7 – 13 year olds. He is the author of the popular Mokee Joe series and the chilling Bonebreaker trilogy. His debut novel, Mokee Joe is Coming! was winner of the 'Sheffield Children’s Book Award' in the shorter novel category. Bonebreaker was voted as the 'Bedfordshire Children’s Book of the Year.' Scabbajack, Peter’s seventh book, recently won the 'Stockton Children’s Book Award.' Peter believes in bringing his spooky stories to life by using realistic settings and basing them on historical facts. As one child-reviewer said of Mokee Joe – 'Peter J Murray’s stories are pure fantasy, but totally believable!'
Peter is passionate in his quest to promote literacy in schools and to inspire even the least confident children to use their imagination and achieve creative success. When not writing, he is guaranteed to be found in schools anywhere across the UK and increasingly abroad. As a result of being ‘discovered’ by a leading US educational charity, The Carmel Hill Foundation www.carmelhill.org, Peter’s books are now widely read in New York and Louisiana. His latest Mokee Joe book - Mokee Joe: Mutant Resurrection – was launched in the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, in front of 1500 enthusiastic fans.
To quote Peter: 'Whenever I think things can’t get any better or more exciting… they do!'
Peter J Murray News
Oct 26JEWELS OF THE SOUTH!
It was just great after the hectic start to the term to head back to our fab Berkshire retreat to have a little well-earned R&R. But not for long! After losing myself in the Enbourne Valley, fishing, running and cycling…it was back into schools to talk about our books and to inspire pupils to use [...]
Oct 09‘BONEBREAKER’ COUNTRY
Kath and I followed our fab time in South Wales with an equally fab time in deepest Norfolk/Suffolk – the setting for one of my most successful books, ‘Bonebreaker’. We started our week with a visit to a small school which boasts of being the most easterly primary school in the country – Corton Primary. Sure enough, [...]
Oct 05FABULOUS SOUTH WALES
Firstly, I must apologise for the delay in updating my blog! After visiting seven wonderful schools in South Wales we immediately headed off to deepest Suffolk and couldn’t get internet or mobile phone signals for much of the week. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! But as they say – ‘Better late than never!’ So [...]