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
Sep 26SUPERB IN THE SOUTH EAST
After a week of writing and re-charging, Kath and I were on the road again, this time heading for Huntingdon to take up my new post of Patron of Reading at St Peter’s School. We were to spend two very happy days there working with hundreds of pupils from Years 7 to 10. After the usual great [...]
Sep 10BACK INTO THE (WHITE) SPRING OF THINGS!
Hope you all had a great summer. Kath and I had some lovely days out, including a visit to the famous Hampton Court Palace – hope you like the pic. I also worked hard on my sixth Mokee Joe book, set in Dubai; it’s almost finished, but not quite. …And then it was off and away [...]
Jul 18LEEDS LEADS THE WAY!
Kath and I finished off the summer term in style. We travelled up the M1 to Leeds to visit the Bramley cluster of six schools, hopefully to enthuse lots of reading during the summer hols. We took on a ground floor apartment in nearby Headingly to avoid travelling up and down the motorway, and that proved [...]