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Peter Watt

The Daily Examiner - - CLARENCE VALLEY'S POWER 30 -

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.

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