Peter Halder

Biography

Peter Halder is the pen name of Burnett Alexander Halder. He was born in Guyana, formerly British Guyana, and educated there, the United Kingdom and the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago.

Peter worked as a journalist and later joined the Government Service. He served in District Administration, Licence Revenue and Foreign Affairs. As a diplomat, he was Deputy Head of Mission, Guyana Embassy, Washington D.C., U.S.A. and subsequently appointed High Commissioner to Canada. He resigned and accepted an appointment as a Consultant with the Government of Fiji. He later became a Consultant with the Fiji Embassy to the U.S.A. and after, with the Fiji Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

Peter received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guyana Cultural Association of New York, USA and Editor’s Awards from The National Library of Poetry, Maryland, USA. His first book, The Cat of Muritaro, was published in 2012. He has a blogsite at www.peterhalder.wordpress.com/ at which his nostalgias, articles, short stories, and poems can be read.

He is now retired and lives with his family in Virginia, U.S.A.

Where to find Peter Halder online


Books

Quest for The Rod of Moses
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / General
A young warrior, Zarn, is chosen by Fairy Julietta to seek and obtain the Rod of Moses as the means to ensure the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Zamara has a male heir to the Royal Throne.
The Doomsday Earthquake
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,330. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A beautiful girl, Mandi Mandar, is chosen by the White Angel, Surora, to save the three Kingdoms of Aurora from destruction by a devastating earthquake being planned by three evil Wizards who live in the mountains and are unhappy with the rapidly increasing population in the Kingdoms.
Jax and the Wizard of Zandar
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,540. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A brave young man, Jax, aided by a Fairy, embarks on a thrilling, captivating, perilous and frantic mission to save the Royal Family and the Kingdom of Zandar from a greedy, evil Wizard, and at the same time, prevent a horrible marriage between the Wizard and Princess Andara.
The Riddle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,740. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
The book contains four wonderful, intriguing, exciting, captivating and thrilling fairy tales by Peter Halder. In the feature tale, The Riddle, a brave young man sets out to find an evil Enchanter who kidnapped the Royal baby. To destroy him and save the Royal child, the young man must solve a riddle.
The Rainbow's End
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,340. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Two wonderful, entertaining, captivating and enchanting fantasy tales. This pair of splendid tales are a treat for children of all ages.
The Three Princes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,540. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Other
The Three Princes: Two Exciting Adventure Tales by Peter Halder The Three Princes combines a pair of exciting, breath-taking, action filled fairy tale adventures. Both tales are filled with strange events, thrills, magic and happy endings.
The Princess of the Forest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,930. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
The Princess of the Forest Two stunning Fairy Tales that will evoke feelings of sadness and then joy over the fate of two beautiful young girls.
Hero the Warrior
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,870. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Hero the Warrior Defender of the Forces of Good A quartet of fantastic, exciting and action packed Fairy Tale adventures which extol the conquest of good over evil.
The Dead Don’t Die
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,660. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Macabre Supernatural Tales of Guyana. Blood-curdling, mind boggling and hair-raising supernatural tales embroidered with murder and mayhem. The cemetery, spirits and dark forces add unreal backgrounds to the tales.
The Dance of Death
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,240. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Undead
The Dance of Death: Chilling Supernatural Tales from Guyana by Peter Halder A crypt of seven chilling, spell binding and spine tingling supernatural tales that portray the folklore of Guyana.
Tiger's Birthday Party
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,770. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / General
A menagerie of seven amusing and entertaining animal tales each of which contains a moral. They are set in the rainforests of Guyana on South America's Caribbean coast.
The Monkey Wife
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,070. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
The Monkey Wife: Four Bizarre Tales of the Rainforest Following on from Peter Halder's first collection in The Aligator and the Sun, these four incredible tales add more color to and further illuminate the tapestry of ancient rainforest myths, from Guyana on South America's Caribbean coast.
The Alligator and the Sun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,230. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
The Alligator and the Sun and other rainforest tales Nine captivating tales, which weave a tapestry of the unbelievable and fascinating ancient rainforest lore of the Amerindians of Guyana on South America's Caribbean coast.

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