Peter Maxwell


Words are like those little polished stones you pocketed as a kid, they speak of the scars you suffered along the way, the loves that strayed and those who stayed. They are the dust on your boots from the long long road. Here’s where my road has led me.

I grew up happily as the fourth generation of my family in The Fiji Islands. I was educated, as a boarder from the age of nine, at Kings School and Kings College in Auckland New Zealand before returning to finish my schooldays at The Suva Grammar School. I lived in London for a while, in a flirtation with the stage. In Australia, I met the girl I would marry but returned to Fiji and to Western Samoa where I also lived for a while. Back in Australia I married Pamela, after she had returned to me from South Africa. We have been married now for over half a century. We have three sons and two grandsons and a granddaughter, in all of whom we take great pride.

After a long career in advertising as copywriter, creative director, principal of two advertising agencies carrying my name and a stint as lecturer on the creative process at Bond University, I have now retired from all that and live happily with Pamela right here on the beach on the shores of Queensland’s Moreton Bay. An Australian citizen since 1983, there is a milestone facing north-east in front of our home, down by the water. It reads “Fiji. 2727kms.”

Where to find Peter Maxwell online


Sad Day in Jericho
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,350. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
In the title tale of Sad day in Jericho Peter Maxwell revisits the Western, with a twist. The puzzle of the other wound tells the true story of a murder that never was. You will weep for Benny, laugh at first with John, be touched by Too Young. A diverse collection of these stories and more, all with just one thing in common – you will need to read each one to its intriguing end.
A Few More Feathers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
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A further selection of poems from the author of the widely read, Feathers in the Well. Someone once said that to write poetry and then to publish with the thought of profit was like dropping a feather down the well and waiting for the splash. Thank you to all those readers of Feathers in the Well who proved this isn’t always so. I hope you will enjoy these few more feathers.
Feathers in the Well
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2011. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
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If you have ever been in love If you have ever survived an affair I f you have ever pondered the sense of war If you have ever lost your heart to the Islands If you were there when the world seemed more fun You may find within the pages of this book of true verse something that speaks to you. Enjoy “Feathers in the Well”

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