This post was written by peterjmurray on October 3rd, 2020 12:44 pm Comments Off on COVID FRUSTRATIONS!

Well, at least the schools are back – even if we aren’t!

It’s so frustrating for me and Kath still being stuck around the house and not yet able to resume our much-loved school visits. We miss all our fans – pupils and teachers – more than you can imagine.

The only positive coming from these ‘strange’ times are that I’ve never been fitter! In between writing new books I’ve been running, cycling and keeping up with general stretching and fitness exercises almost every day. It will be a new leaner and fitter-looking Peter J Murray that returns to your schools when the situation finally allows! Mokee Joe will be chasing his victims with increased speed!

      Beware the Green Man!

On the writing front I’ve almost finished my first-ever Christmas-themed book (my first book in which the main character is a girl) and I’m about to start on my latest idea for an eco-themed book based on the pagan Green Man character – watch this space, as they say!

You may be interested to know  that I’m presently considering going back to a previous life and doing a bit of maths teaching; at least until this dreadful Covid situation is over. Before becoming an author 15 years ago, I was a maths teacher in a number of schools and thoroughly enjoyed it. It may surprise you to know that maths was my worst subject at school and so to finally become a maths teacher was almost as unexpected as becoming a best-selling children’s author! To teach maths again will at least help me  get back into schools sooner rather than later. Kath may even join me as a voluntary helper in the school library – something she would enjoy very much (surrounded by books!).

I’ll close for now and wish everyone well. A special ‘Hello and best wishes’ to all of the Delta Academy Trust schools of which I’m  Patron of Reading.  Keep on reading everyone and keep on writing – two activities guaranteed to help you through the current crisis.


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