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
Jul 11SAM’S THE MAN!
After a fab time in Berkshire at the Beautiful Bradfield College (our eldest son, Matthew, went there) we re-visited our fast-becoming-old friends at Langtree School near Goring. From here we ’disappeared’ into deepest rural Norfolk/Suffolk to visit two great schools and finally ended the term in my home town of Rotherham in South Yorkshire. Our time at Bradfield was as part of their Music [...]
Jun 20GREAT TIME IN GOSFORTH
We have just had one of the most perfect weeks ever! We found a wonderful little self-catering flat in South Gosforth, just minutes away from the three schools we were scheduled to visit. The flat was ideal and a real cosy place to retreat home to at the end of a busy day. Gosforth East, Gosforth [...]
Jun 15ISLE OF FRIGHT!
After a successful tour of the Isle of Man, Kath and I continued our ‘island hopping’ and travelled over to the Isle of Wight. We love this isle. We’ve been visiting schools on this beautiful (spooky island) ever since I became an author over ten years ago. The Isle of Wight is appropriately referred to as [...]