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
Apr 24BONEBREAKER TERRITORY
I get so excited driving down towards Norfolk and Suffolk, the area where I spent so many memorable childhood holidays - mainly at the resort of Great Yarmouth. And so Kath and I headed off last Sunday and drove down to Suffolk to the Fritton Country Park, the perfect base for our visits to three schools in the area. The first [...]
Apr 23BINGLEY AND BURNLEY
We just had enough energy to finish off our Winter school tour at two lovely schools in the North – Bingley Grammar School and Cherry Fold Community Primary. Bingley Grammar School are fast becoming close friends of ours. Jenny Barnes is keen to have us in school firing up her Year 7 pupils and this [...]
Mar 12GLORIOUS GOSFORTH
Kath and I are settled in our lovely Gosforth flat after a brilliant first week working in Gosforth Central and Gosforth Junior High middle schools. We also managed to fit in a return visit to our fans at Seaton Sluice Middle School and we’re still reeling from one of the biggest subsequent book-signing sessions ever! Such was the [...]