Josef Peeters

Biography

Josef Peeters, born in Dusseldorf Germany, in 1961, immigrated with his parents and two brothers to Australia in 1964. He became a naturalised Australian soon after his eighteenth birthday. After a lacklustre education spent in numerous schools across Queensland, Josef left at age fifteen to begin work as an assistant projectionist in the original Regent Theatre in Brisbane, before it became a multi-screen complex. Josef has followed artistic pursuits in performance, literary, and sculptural genres without ever gaining success or notoriety in any field. He now continues to write and self-publish for his own benefit and pleasure while maintaining a Caravan Park business with his second wife at Moulamein NSW, Australia.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I have written two books recently. One; was more or less a test book (Giving Up), to make sure I had all the procedures down pat. It is a short account of a biographical nature outlining my fight to quit various addictive substances. I continue to keep it available despite its status as a test book, as many friends and family say it has a beneficial message. My debut novel "Dumped" came about from idle time on my hands as a direct result of quitting alcohol. If I manage to attract a few sales, I will eventually employ the services of a qualified editor to help me polish the book to a more professional standard.
When did you first start writing?
I was a closet poet through high school, then a scriptwriter through my teens and twenties while attempting to make a stage career. I did not start writing again until my later years, when I had a partner that encouraged and supported me.
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Where to find Josef Peeters online


Where to buy in print


Books

Daintree Denizens
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,730. Language: Australian English. Published: November 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When Barry Ottoman's idyllic, solitary, lifestyle is shattered by the appearance of unwanted interlopers with a mysterious agenda and intent on harm, he must call upon his vast knowledge of Australia's northern rain-forest's flora and fauna, to effect an escape from a deadly pursuit.
Wood Whisperer [Volume 3]
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,240. Language: Australian English. Published: November 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Dare to dream. Dare to be yourself. Allow imagination to soar above opposition along your path to creativity. Be inspired by Josef on his wood carving journey to find the spirit within the wood and himself.
Wood Whisperer [Volume 2]
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,550. Language: Australian English. Published: November 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Continuing my self-taught journey into woodcarving. Exploring the methodology and thought processes involved in producing commissions and exhibit pieces.
Dumped
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,480. Language: Australian English. Published: October 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Nothing takes the fun out of a vacation faster than a plane crash. Except for a confession of infidelity just before the oxygen masks drop. Read DUMPED to see who survives.
Wood Whisperer Volume 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,330. Language: Australian English. Published: April 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Josef chronicles his passionate discovery of woodcarving in a three volume series.

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