Having spent most of his life trying to be the person everyone else wanted him to be, P.F. (Peter) Ford was a late starter when it came to writing. Having tried many years ago (before the advent of self-published ebooks) and been turned down by every publisher he approached, it was a case of being told ‘now will you accept you can’t write, and get back to work’. But then a few years ago, having been unhappy for over 50 years, Peter decided he had no intention of carrying on that way.
Fast forward a few years and you find a man transformed. Having found a partner, Mary, who believes dreamers should be encouraged and not denied, Peter wrote his first novella series in 2013. Called the Alfie Bowman Novellas, one story in this series needed a detective, and along came a character called Dave Slater. The following year, Peter and Mary moved to Wales and married, and Slater’s first outing was published. The rest, as they say, is history!
In his first novel, Death of A Temptress, Slater was joined by new colleague Norman Norman. This first book spawned the increasingly popular Slater & Norman Mystery series which celebrated the release of it’s fourteenth and final book, The Invisible Man, in March 2019.
The Rejoiner Series was launched in the Spring of 2020 with Norman Norman rejoining the police service, but now in a new location in Wales. Book two was released in October 2020, and there are more books in the pipeline.
Furture projects will include more books in The Rejoiner Series, and several other ideas Peter hopes to develop further.