Having spent most of his life trying to be the person everyone else wanted him to be, P.F. (Peter) Ford was a late starter when it came to writing. Having tried many years ago (before the advent of self-published ebooks) and been turned down by every publisher he approached, it was a case of being told ‘now will you accept you can’t write, and get back to work’. But then a few years ago, having been unhappy for over 50 years, Peter decided he had no intention of carrying on that way.
Fast forward a few years and you find a man transformed. Having found a partner (now wife) who believes dreamers should be encouraged and not denied, Peter wrote his first novella series in 2013. Called the Alfie Bowman Novellas, this series spawned a character called Dave Slater who now has his own series. There are now ten novels in the Dave Slater Mystery Series, with number eleven, A Fatal Deception, due to be launched in December 2017.
Now, happily settled in Wales, and no longer constrained by the idea of having to keep everyone else happy, Peter is blissfully happy being himself, sharing his life with wife Mary and their four rescue dogs, and living his dream writing fiction.
Peter has plans to write several more Dave Slater novels, as well as having many other story ideas he would like to develop further.
As well as writing the DS Dave Slater novels, he also writes the ongoing, ‘digital fiction marmite’, that is the Alfie Bowman novella series.