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
Feb 26UP IN ‘LUVLY’ LEEDS!
So sorry for the delay in this blog entry…we’ve been working so hard and visiting so many schools it’s sometimes difficult to keep up! And three lovely schools that deserve a mention are Farsley Farfield, Horseforth Newlaithes and Bingley Grammar School. All three schools provided a fantastic welcome and were a real pleasure to visit. Farsley [...]
Feb 08LONG LANE AND LANGTREE
Kath and I have always loved the Pangbourne area, location of the famous children’s novel, Wind in the Willows. When I was a teacher a Cheam School, I used to fish the weir pool at Panbourne, courtesy of a lovely lady, Mrs Ellie Soar, who I’ve recently heard has just passed on. Mrs Soar often brought me a [...]
Jan 25MOKEE SNOW!
Following a great visit to West Melton Primary in my home-town of Rotherham – thanks to Ian and Zoe for making Kath and I so welcome – I decided to go to the New York Stadium and watch Rotherham United v Bournemouth…the first match I’ve been to for a LONG time! Although I thoroughly enjoyed [...]