Prior to turning to writing full time, Peter spent his career in corporate communications running agencies handling marketing, advertising, branding, public relations and production of multimedia content, including websites and social media elements. Clients included hundreds of top-ranked businesses of all types and sizes, from McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, Royal Bank, IBM, Coca-Cola, etc. to niche start-ups.
Peter has been a Guest Lecturer on marketing at Centennial College and at the Government of Ontario’s Self Employment Assistance Program (where he was voted 9 out of 10 for effective teaching by the students). He has served on the Boards of several charities, as well as chairing Boards, and provides pro bono marketing expertise to various not-for-profit groups. He also mentors members of his community who seek writing and communications advice.
Peter is the author of 6 books (with more coming):
• "Shark Assault: An Amazing Story of Survival" (sharkassault.com)
• "Being Happy Matters" (beinghappymatters.life)
• "Behind the Seams: The Marilyn Brooks Story" (marilynbrooks.com)
• "Pushing The Boundaries" (pushingtheboundaries.life)
• "For Want Of 40 Pounds" (forwantof40pounds.com)
• "Until I Smile At You". (untilismileatyou.com)
He is currently researching/writing several more.
In his leisure time, Peter enjoys regular visits with his son, two daughters-in-law and three granddaughters. Also part of the festivities are his rescue dogs Molly (a border collie/husky mix) and Macy (a lab/shepherd mix). When he's not writing, he delights in Fairview, his modern lakeside residence overlooking Georgian Bay at Mundy's Harbour, Midland, where activities include listening to cool jazz and symphony, spirited conversations with good friends, singing, cooking, films and travel.