Peter V. Brett
The first non-school book without pictures Peat ever read was The Hobbit. Around the same time, his older brother left a copy of X-men #162 lying around. These two seemingly random events would shape the course of his life to come.
After some years of failed attempts to become a comic book artist, Peat began writing in earnest in high school, finishing his first novel, AN UNLIKELY CHAMPION, in 1990. (Not so very) tragically, the manuscripts for that awful, awful, book are lost.
He went on to the University at Buffalo, where he studied Dungeons & Dragons, fencing, and girls. Somehow, he also managed to earn a (totally useful!) Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Art History in 1995.
Following college, Peat spent approximately 8 months managing a comic shop and pondering what to do with his life. He then went into medical publishing, squandering ten years of his physical prime sitting in a cubicle. He contented himself with writing books he never hoped to sell.
In June of 2007, his hard work and perseverance paid off, as he sold his 4th novel, THE PAINTED MAN, along with two sequels, to Del Rey Books. Several international sales for the book followed, and in October of 2007, he left his day job to pursue writing full time.
Peat lives in Brooklyn NY with his wife Dani and two cats, Jinx and Max Powers. Peat and Dani are expecting their first child in July 2008.
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