Peter H .Green, Writer, architect and city planner, reared in a family of journalists, writes architectural mystery and World War II history
In his career as an architect, Peter has witnessed enough close calls, suspicious acts and outright skullduggery to lure him into writing mysteries. He also loves to delve into history. Find out what secrets he finds hidden in the past or buried underground, as controlled by or decided out of the public eye by shadowy figures familiar with the city’s critical infrastructure.
Peter found his father’s 400 World War II letters,his humorous war stories, his mother’s writings and his family’s often hilarious doings too good a tale to keep to himself, so he launched a second career as a writer. After years of architectural work and proposal writing for his design firms, he went back to Washington University to study creative writing with such accomplished authors as Catherine Rankovic, Robert Earleywine and Rick Skwiot, resulting in the release in 2005 of his World War II biography on the humorous antics and serious achievements of his father’s military adventure, Dad’s War with the United States Marines, James A. Rock & Co., Seaboard Press (Florence, SC). In 2012 his first mystery, Crimes of Design, was published by L & L Dreamsell, London, TX. His first two works, including the totally revised Ben’s War with the U. S. Marines, were reissued in 2014 by Greenskills Press. Fatal Designs, the secondPatrick MacKenna Mystery, was published in June, 2015.
Part I: How did you become a writer? Radio interview with Kathy Lawton Brown, Aug 4, 2015, RAF-STL, 107 FM. (14:48)
Part II:: How did you start writing architectural mysteries? Can you tell us more about your books? Radio interview with Kathy Lawton Brown, Aug 4, 2015, RAF-STL, 107 FM. (15:08)
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Education and Organizations
Peter earned a Certificate in Creative Writing and Bachelor of Architecture degree from Washington University, St. Louis, and a B.A. from Yale University. He served as Vice President, Programs, for St. Louis Writers Guild from 2009-2014 and still serves on its Board of Directors. His is a member of Sisters in Crime, St. Louis Publishers Association and Missouri Writers Guild. His design organizations include the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners and the Society of American Military Engineers, where his is a past St. Louis Post President and Fellow. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Connie, and has two very young married daughters and three small grandchildren.
Honors and Awards
Awards include the Distinguished Service Award, St. Louis Post, SAME, and a 2010 Robin Moore Thiess Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service from St. Louis Writers Guild. In 2013 his short story, “Tappy,” won second place in St. Louis Writers Guild’s Short Story Contest, a competition won by Tennessee Williams in 1925 with his story, “Stella for Star.”For autographed Vintage First Edition purchases online, contact me to request a personalized message. I will tailor the message to the recipient by name, connection, for an occasion (such as birthday, or holiday) or the relationship, such as father, uncle, son, mother, daughter, or friend..
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