INTERNATIONAL best-selling author Peter Watt is Clarence Valley’s own Wilbur Smith. Having amassed millions of fans across the world with his adventurous tales, rich in history, Peter quietly works away from his home in Maclean.
A “local” for more than a decade now, when he’s not working on his next novel, he’s volunteering for the Rural Fire Service, a pursuit that borrows the same stamina, vigilance and discipline required to execute one of his odysseys.
A former soldier, article clerk, deckhand, labourer, salesman, policeman and advisor to the constabulary in New Guinea, his own life’s journey seemingly as colourful as one of his fascinating plots.
The prolific writer has released close to 20 novels during his career, his latest one The Queen’s Colonial the first in his new series is hot off the press and just in time for Christmas.