Peter Stipe

http://petergstipe.com

Peter Stipe has enjoyed a long and varied career that has included fourteen years in education as a public high school history teacher and track coach.   He also has worked for many years in Human Resource Development and Training for a variety of businesses.  Most recently he worked for AAA as Director of Training and Development for the New England region.  He has worked with Employment Boards for both the state of Massachusetts and the state of Rhode Island addressing job creation and job skills development on Federal initiatives.  He has a Bachelors degree in History from Boston University and a Masters in Education from Tufts.

Peter has visited all fifty states and every Canadian province except Newfoundland and Labrador.  Native American culture and art is a passion for Peter.  His visits to Native sites across North America have enabled him to gather a small collection of Native art.

A competitive long distance runner for many years he has completed numerous marathons with six finishes in the top fifty places in the Boston Marathon and participation in the 1972 U.S. Olympic Trials.

In addition to his writing, Peter is an accomplished artist and photographer.  He has photographs on display in the On The Hill Gallery in Yorktown, Virginia.

His first book “Finding Our Way”, a collection of short stories, was published in 2015.  “The Art of Love” is his second book, his first full novel.  It is a love story set in Providence, RI.  “Remember Me”, follows Peter’s search for his family roots and traces what might have been the lives of his great grandfather and great grand-mother.    His fourth book, “The Fairy Garden”, is a coming of age story of a girl/woman who discovers fairies living in her grandfather’s garden in Virginia.

 Peter spent his childhood in Virginia before moving to the Boston area in his teens.  A New Englander for most of his life he now lives with his wife and writes in Williamsburg, Virginia.  His son, daughter in-law and two grandchildren live in Charlottesville, VA; his daughter lives in Washington, DC.