Peter Jacob Streitz


Peter Jacob Streitz was born a hardscrabble hick from upstate New York. Raised a Holy Roman Catholic from the Empire State, his early life consisted of an indentureship with the local Archdiocese--as an alter boy--before lapsing into an All-American Athlete who counter-cultured his way towards a university degree in Alternative Education. Despite this impediment, he holistically morphed into a high-flying corporate executive within the American industrial complex.

With money, power and success so easily buying (if not love) adulation--but not the soulfulness of bohemia--he headed west from Boston for his one and only Lit class in San Francisco. A class whose shopworn professor--while wearily looking around the room at his youthfully expectant GAWs (Great American Writers)--somberly instructed his angelic assemblage that the only way one can become a true writer is to live the life of a writer.

Unexpectedly freed of the need or want of accreditation, acceptance, acknowledgment, or reward . . . this novelist, as a work in progress, immediately headed for all the dives and hellholes of Bagdad-by-the-Bay. There, with only the benefit, faith, and unshakeable love of his wife, plus, the assorted publicans, barflies, and philosophers who haunt these selfsame spheres--he not only saved his corporeal existence by stepping outside what's socially acceptable . . . but lived his life as a novel, a true adventure.

With this--and the autodidactic immersion into "others" prose--he then composed a tome of three hundred thousand words. It was read and commented upon by hoards of idiots and geniuses alike, before finding its birth mother of a publisher who courageously nursed it towards a public reality.

Now with a past life his present, he begins his future work with the authorial intrusion of an actual literary résumé. And how that plays out is the stuff of plots, climaxes, and dénouements with only one certainty . . . that his success, recognition, and worth in the literary world lies solely with the reader.

Where to find Peter Jacob Streitz online

Twitter: @peterndonna
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Where to buy in print


The Poetry of Peter J. Streitz
The works of iconoclastic contemporary poet Peter Jacob Streitz

Hellfires Shake the Blues

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No Words ... Just News

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The Road Past Oz
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,310. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2016 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Shields Tarry's troubled life just got weirder. While frantically juggling with the consequences of elusive events apparently forgotten during a drunken binge, it becomes clear that someone has been trying to warn him of impending disaster. But who is it, and can he make sense of the mystery before his sales job for an innovative new computer system implodes? (Warning: explicit scenes)
No Words ... Just News
Series: The Poetry of Peter J. Streitz. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,660. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Through highlights and contrasts that bring poignant new food for thought concerning the human condition, from a mother's See No Evil attitude to surprising accomplishments of a street person, Peter Jacob Streitz's gritty and perceptive poetry strikes at the heart. Have you heard the NEWS yet?
Love Matters
Series: The Crimson Cloak Anthologies ยท Crimson Cares. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Inspirational
This is the third of the Crimson Cloak Anthologies, a collection of short works by various authors on a theme of LOVE in all its forms. All profits from this volume go to the International Children's Heart Foundation.
Hellfires Shake the Blues
Series: The Poetry of Peter J. Streitz. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,920. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Ranging from his ode to the much-maligned urban pigeon (Winged Rats) to a haunting Holocaust scenario with a repeated chorus gradually diminishing like a decimated people, Peter Streitz's clever poetry will give you pause. Savor it.

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