Peter Perrin was born in Romford, Essex, England. He has an older brother and a younger brother and sister. Peter joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) at the age of just fifteen and a half, and over the next fourteen and a half years served not only in the UK, but Aden (now part of Yemen), Madagascar, and Singapore. Two years after leaving the RAF Peter worked in Saudi Arabia for a year.
The years following his RAF service saw Peter employed in a wide range of jobs as he tried to find his feet in the alien world of civilian life. These included Office Manager, Mail Order Company Executive, and various Quality Control posts until in 1980 he joined The Post Office as an electrical fitter.
In 1988 Peter moved into procurement as a National Purchasing Manager, still within The Post Office, and later qualified as a Corporate Member (CIPS) of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. He took early retirement in 2003 and over the next six years undertook a number of procurement-related roles as a Contractor and/or Consultant before retiring.
Peter married in 1968 but divorced less than ten years later, and has two children from that marriage.
About a year after his divorce, Peter married again, to Ann. They have been married forty years and from the two marriages, he has five children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
In the early years of his second marriage, Peter started writing poetry, and also short stories for his family. Then almost five years ago his fourteen-year-old-granddaughter had two novellas published and he was inspired to try writing a novel himself. He wanted to write something that would show older people were capable of friendships, physical relationships, and even love. So, despite having never read a single romance book the idea of writing one was born. Eventually, the novel became book one of a series titled Not Too Old for Love. It was published in December 2017 as Grace’s Turmoil at http://www.devinedestinies.com/grace-s-turmoil/. Also available on Kobo and the following Amazon sites:-
Available from Amazon as an eBook or paperback.
Peter also writes short stories, flash-fiction, and poetry. He is undertaking a Writing for Children course and a Science Fiction themed novel for eleven to fourteen-year-olds is planned.