About the author

Peter Thomson

<p>Peter Thomson has lived a rich and varied life as a soldier, commercial seafarer and businessman.&nbsp;He was born under the Gemini star sign and raised in a village on the outskirts of the old Roman city of St.Albans.</p><p>Humour and tease tempered the hard manual work of the family&#39;s day. Peter quickly developed his wits to give as good as he got. Whenever his father ribbed him,he would come back with &#39;You weren&#39;t at Mum&#39;s bedside when I was born. You were away at the beach with your mates.&#39; It&nbsp;felled his father with laughter each time it was said.</p><p>Thomson&#39;s father was fighting the rear&nbsp;guard action at Dunkirk when Peter came into the world.&nbsp; Some beach!</p><p>Motivated by unfairness and injustice in our society, Peter will often craft his fiction around real events.</p><p>&#39;Nobody has gone to jail yet for inflicting the sub-prime mortgage scam on the world. &lsquo;That has to&nbsp;be wrong,&#39; according to Thomson.</p><p>&nbsp;He makes the point along with an explanation of how it happened, and the unregulated corporate greed that engineered it in the second volume of his &#39;The Stopover&#39; series.</p><p>He now lives in South West France with his wife and a colony of feral cats.</p><p>When not writing articles and books, Peter grows enormous quantities of fruit and vegetables.</p><p>In addition to continuing The Stopover series, Peter&#39;s other work in progress - Drive For Freedom - about an Afghan family&#39;s flight from evil.&rdquo;</p>