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
Dec 14CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
Firstly, can I apologise to those fans who regularly follow my blog! I’ve been so busy visiting schools and in between trying to keep up with my writing…hence Ive just not had time to keep up my blog. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! Well, now the term has finished for us, and what a term! [...]
Nov 19GHOSTING AROUND THE WIRRAL
The Wirral is another area where we seem to be growing in stature re our spooky books. First port of call, a new school, Redcourt St Anselm’s. This is a small independent school, but full of avid readers and now, we are pleased to say, full of Mokee Joe fans. We acquired a visit to [...]
Nov 19ROUND AND ABOUT
We celebrated my 10th Anniversary as a children’s author spending a week with some of our biggest fans up in Yarm and at Stockton-On-Tees. Conyers High School is a great place to be for Kath and I – our good friend and librarian, Kim Dawson, always ensures we are well fed and looked after. Instead of [...]