Born in Kingston Upon Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, a few years ago I nevertheless managed to get myself educated at Coleg Harlech in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was a place that I fell in love with and where I read English Literature and Philosophy.
Despite having written stories to amuse my friends from when I was relatively young I did not get round to writing a full novel until I underwent major surgery in 2010, which I obviously survived. I originally started writing about the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066 and discovered the earlier, but just as important, Battle of Fulford Gate; so began the Sorrow Song Trilogy with ‘The War Wolf’. The second part followed with ‘For Rapture of Ravens’ but then I found myself somewhat jaded with 1066 and decided to take a break. My idea of a break was to write an alternative history novel, ‘Eugenica’! It is a book about a difficult subject, eugenics, and it involved a lot of personal investment from myself.
At the moment I am finishing the third and final part of the Sorrow Song with ‘The Blade’s Fell Blow’, which recounts the infamous Battle of Hastings. I hope to have this published in time for the next anniversary of that battle.
As if that were not enough I am also writing a fantasy novel and I have begun developing an idea for a science fiction novel as well! I think that you might have gathered from the above that I do not consider myself an author of historical fiction. I am a verb, not a noun. I also have an esoteric love of literature. I do not confine myself as a reader to any one genre so why should I do so as a writer?
I have my own website here http://www.petercwhitaker.co.uk/ where you are welcome to visit and get in touch with me if you would like to (copy and paste the address into your browser first though).
I am married with two adult children and two cats.