Peter McAra


Born a miner’s son in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Peter combined university study with jobs ranging from mining to truckdriving. His academic career led him to found an international management consultancy.

After a sea change to the New South Wales South Coast, he accepted a lectureship at the University of Wollongong. Planning to get serious about writing (his earlier dabblings had produced academic texts, plays, magazine columns, etc., etc.), Peter quit lecturing to write full-time.

His first published novel, The Vintner’s Letters,(Mira, 2007, 422pp) soon hit the best-seller lists, and is now in its third edition.

Where to buy in print


The Vintner's Letters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,040. Language: Australian English. Published: July 14, 2013 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » General
Maurice George O'Shea, legendary winemaker, was also a man of passion. His romance with Marcia Fuller, his enduring sweetheart, was a many-faceted and, like other great loves in history, it was not without huge obstacles. Not the least was Maurice's other great love – his passion for making fine wines.
The Spider Lady's Lunch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,670. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
ALONG CAME THE SPIDER AND SAT DOWN BESIDE HIM … The boys commented on the new maths teacher. ‘It’s like she’s catching flies… Miss Ryder the Spider.’ '… wants someone inside her,’ another added. 'Now I think of it, some female spiders eat the male after they mate.' 'A lay before lunch!’ ALL ABOUT THE SEXY, SENSUAL TEENAGE URGE TO MATE
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,800. Language: Australian English. Published: November 27, 2012 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The angels reached accord. They must kill St. Dominic. There were many ways to do this. Sure, God could strike him with a lightning bolt from heaven in a flash. But the Angels would have to ask God to do the deed, but their relationship with the eternal father did not easily allow that. Humans could pray to God, and on a good day, he might hear their prayers. Humans were the way...