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R.L. “Pete” Peterson

R. L. “Pete” Peterson just published “After Midnight - A Short Story Collection” his first of a 3-book contract with Pallamary Publishing. “After Midnight - A Short Story Collection,” will be followed by his novella, “Leave The Night to God.”

Pete’s quest for baseball's Hall of Fame ended when he could hit neither the fast ball nor the curve. His success as a rainmaker in publishing, advertising and executive sales led him to write his evergreen “Selling With A Purpose” and to generate sales and marketing pieces for Forbes 500 firms, as well as 'Mom and Pop' enterprises that make up Main Street America or the business park just down the street.

Pete is quick to give his Bride of Many Summers credit for scheduling time where he can write. His 3 kids are a major influence as well. “Victoria and Valerie - Frick and Frack- used to listen to my stories, sometimes late at night. Matt served as a beta reader for several short stories, his suggested led to their publication.”

A former Embassy Marine who served in Teheran, Iran, Beirut, Lebanon and Central African Republic, Pete ’s fiction has appeared in, "The Hunter's Horn", "Leatherneck", "Dead Mule School of Southern Literature," "Stoneslide Collective," “Deadly Writers Patrol” and other publications. His nonfiction has graced the pages of "The Kansas City Star," "The Coast News", "Rancho Santa Fe Journal". He has written more than 25 cover stories for Escondido’s popular “The Paper,” including his well-researched story, “Three Women Play Baseball in a Men’s League” which was displayed at the Black Baseball Museum in Kansas City this past March,

Pete’s short story, “Winner Take All,” appeared in Tales by 10 anthology (il fennore publishing). His nonfiction appeared in the "The Ravensperch," and "Charles Carter- a Working Anthology," wining him many advocates. He was a Shortlist Finalist in the William Faulkner/William Wisdom Foundation’s, "Words and Music" Writer's Competition three years running.  

While by no means a gym rat, Pete enjoys regular spin classes with his wife, and is often at the weight bar. When not writing, Pete facilitates the twice-monthly Escondido Writer's Group, and accompanies Nancy on their extensive travels.