Peter Talley, at various times in his life, has worked as a high school speech team coach, newspaper advertiser, hospital emergency manager, investigator, and funeral home assistant. Born in Ohio, grew up in Iowa, and spent the majority of his time working in Nebraska. He currently resides in Hartington with his wife and son. Peter enjoys writing short fiction and is busy at work on a series of urban fantasy novels.
When did you first start writing?
I’ve always loved storytelling. I wrote my “first” book back in elementary school. It was a monster manual inspired by the Universal Monsters and colored by my sister. After that I mainly focused on coming up with role playing adventures for my friends until late high school. At that point I started arriving early to the school library to use their computers to work on a variety of stories and poetry just for my own amusement.
Describe your desk
I keep an Autumn Lodge scented candle (Yankee Candle jar) on the top shelf. It sits next to a bottle of super glue that I use for assembling gaming miniatures. The rest of my study is filled with trinkets, treasures, and toys that I’ve collected over the years. I like to be surrounded by my library and board game collection.
Ivy and Drew have become lost in Avalon. The siblings soon learn their grandmother’s fairy tales hold truths far more sinister than expected. As they find themselves straying further from home, they realize the only way back to reality is by accepting the help of a mad pariah hidden within a snow globe.
In the vast expanse between Earth and Avalon there is a place where the fey watches all. Monsters awaken to the sound of a white bell with silver etchings, magicians and gangsters make desperate bargains, all while impatient ghosts linger on awaiting reunions. These are but a few of the stories held within.