J Peter Clifford
Peter Clifford currently lives in New Jersey where he has spent most of his life, attending primary and secondary schools in and around the northern NJ area.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from St. Francis College in Pennsylvania, which was followed by a three year tour in the United States Marine Corps as an officer.
He is married to his wife, Carol, a 5th grade teacher, whom he met on a blind date, and has three children, Erica, Stephen, and Matthew. Growing up, the family spent many happy summers in Vermont both as a child and later as a parent.
After a successful business career in both operations and human resources, where he further developed his writing skills, he has returned to pursue his lifelong passion---writing.
The inspiration and subject of his books come from his daughter’s two dogs Sophie and Finn, who have been a constant source of enjoyment and companionship. He also draws on his lifetime of personal experiences to inject details and information into the plot of his stories to provide the reader with a sense of anticipation and participation.
In his spare time he enjoys traveling, fly fishing, and spending time with his expanding family.
Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box
by J Peter Clifford
Erica and her friend Abby are invited to visit Erica’s aunt’s house at the New Jersey shore. Days before they are to leave, a daring robbery occurs at a New York museum, involving the theft of a priceless exhibition on loan from a country not on the friendliest terms with the United States.
As police search for the thieves, Erica and Abby get involved in the mystery, placing them in grave danger.
Sophie and The Finn: Mystery of the Disappearing Dogs
by J Peter Clifford
Erica Stafford gets thrown into a mystery, but it could place her and her pups in imminent danger. She is torn between solving the mystery and turning her head as if it never happened. With Sophie and The Finn at her side she decides that she must see it to the end no matter the risk. Erica has also discovered that something strange is happening to her that she can’t explain or understand.