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The son of two journalists, architect and city planner Peter Green found his father’s 400 World War II letters, his humorous war stories, his mother’s writings and their family’s often hilarious doings too good a tale to keep to himself, so he launched a second career as a writer. His first book, recounting the humorous antics and serious achievements of his dad’s World War II adventure, Ben’s War with the U.S. Marines, and his first novel, Crimes of Design, a Patrick MacKenna mystery, an intrigue of murder and sabotage set in St. Louis during the highest flood of record, were republished by Greenskills Press in 2014, He lives in St. Louis with his wife Connie, and has two married daughters and three very young grandchildren. You can read more about Peter and his works, as well an illustrated short story based on the last dog they owned, “The Night We Ruined the Dog,” on his website: www.peterhgreen.com.

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What inspired you to become a writer?
It started with my parents, a homemaker and an ex-Marine, both writers and publicists, a grandfather who was a construction contractor and me, an architect that has seen plenty, and who just loves to tell stories. My dad did a lot of writing for his radio and ad agency jobs, and Mom had always wanted to be a writer and never went through with it. They had always said I had the ability to be a writer, and I’d always wanted to but needed to earn a living. In a way, I felt I owed it to them and to myself to finish what they started. And in my profession, my favorite activity was always describing the projects and getting people excited about hiring our team. I gravitated toward the marketing side of the business, writing proposals, reports and publicity for my firms. This resulted in millions of words cascading from my pen and then from my computer screen over the years. That’s a lot of writing practice when you think about it.
What are you working on next?
I'm beginning the next Patrick MacKenna mystery, Design for Dear Life. This will be prequel to the other two, Crimes of Design and Fatal Designs, set in his hometown,which was also mine, Chicago, withbits notorious reputation for crime, public corruption and gangsters. It concerns Patrick's early struggles to become an architect, his missteps and the reasons he had to become an amateur detective: his irrepressible quest for challenge, which always gets him in trouble. The story asks the question: Can an architect in this town work for a Mob under boss, while jilting his beautiful daughter in favor his new love, recently emigrated from Ireland to work in his father's pub? We'll see about that one as the story uflods!
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Chicago's Designs: A Patrick MacKenna Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,730. Language: American English. Published: April 16, 2020 by Greenskills Press d/b/a/ Greenskills Associates LLC. Categories: Fiction » Business, Fiction » Coming of age
Patrick MacKenna wins a coveted design job for a new client—a mob boss who’s also his girlfriend’s father, while police think a murder case he has stumbled upon is a mob hit. Meanwhile he falls helplessly for Kitty, a talented waitress his father has brought over from Ireland to work in the family’s Irish pub. Can he let down his client’s daughter, help the law solve the case and survive to finish
Radio: One Woman's Family in War and Pieces
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,600. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2017 by Greenskills Press d/b/a/ Greenskills Associates LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Marriage, Nonfiction » History » Social history
This eyewitness account of World War II social history, women's progress and the Golden Years of Radio is woven into one woman's humorous and poignant autobiography of her family struggles and her attempts to fulfill her creative dreams. Praised by one reviewer as "laugh-aloud funny, sometimes reminiscent of Cheaper by the Dozen."
Crimes of Design: A Patrick MacKenna Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,150. Language: American English. Published: November 2, 2017 by Greenskills Press d/b/a/ Greenskills Associates LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
To save his beleaguered city, his career, his family and his very life, Patrick MacKenna must confront a ruthless saboteur and killer. When architect and city planner Patrick MacKenna discovers the body of the city manager, his staunchest advocate, in the controversial new city-within-the city he has planned in the protected floodplain of the Missouri River, within hours he’s a murder suspect.
Fatal Designs: A Patrick MacKenna Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,590. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2017 by Greenskills Press d/b/a/ Greenskills Associates LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Coming of age
When teenage Erin MacKenna and friends are separated from their canoeing party by an earthquake, she and a younger girl witness two men burying a body, are kidnapped and held in a remote cabin. Her father, architect and amateur sleuth Patrick MacKenna, on learning they are captives of drug dealers, sexual predators and traffickers, must abandon his earthquake-stricken clients to rescue them.

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