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 02BERKSHIRE TO KENT
We had a fab time at a school just a stone’s throw from our Berkshire retreat…the lovely Francis Baily School in Thatcham. It’s a big school and around 255 pupils filled the hall – Years 4 to 6. They proved an amazing audience and Kath and I enjoyed a wonderful day with them. The school [...]
Jan 21LOTS OF FUN FEEDBACK!
Just recently we’ve had lots of lovely feedback from our fans at various schools. It makes our job so much more worthwhile. So keep those e-mails, letters and suchlike flooding in…we can’t get enough of it! We received four wonderful letters from Hassan, Denisa, Salsabil and Iffat of Beech Hill Primary. Apart from the beautiful handwriting, each [...]
Dec 19CHRISTMASSY SCHOOL VISITS
It was a real treat to finish off our hugely successful term back in South Yorkshire! On our way up we called in at the famous Jack Hill’s Road Stop and partook of our first mince pies of the season (free!) with a steaming mug of tea! First visit was to Swinton Community School in [...]