PETER LEAVELL

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HISTORY IS THE PASSION. HISTORICAL FICTION IS THE GAME.

AWARD WINNING NOVELIST

A life lived without passion is no life at all. In a strange twist, however, I'm passionate about other people's passions. So I write historical fiction! High tides in epic events led to hopeless choices, desperate plans, and untenable love. Common people in incredible circumstances drive me to read, write, and dream about their lives! Come, join me!

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September 7, 2017

Catch Christian Winn, Cynthia Hand, Rick Just, and me on Sept 10th, 2017, as we chat about the writers life at the Meridian Library, Meridian, Idaho! For more information, click here!

August 24, 2017

God, are You good? Are You everywhere and know all things?

Yes? Then why does evil exist? (Theodicy)

Evil: Harm. Injury. And the decision to cause harm and injury. Enter the villain.


What overcomes evil? Gumption? Bacon? A can-do attitude? All...

August 19, 2017

My emotions broil until my insides turn to jelly. It’s all about time.

I’ve written about time beforeI even had answers. So, why am I a quivering mess of goo?

I’m not alone. Writer men come to me in tears. Day job. Family time. Lawn. Boom. Day ov...

July 27, 2017

He wanted to be a better man because of a character I created. After a lifetime of alcohol, he stopped drinking. He stopped hitting his wife. He hit off on the TV and took her to a museum and dinner.

He hasn’t looked back.

One of dozens of sim...

July 10, 2017

Writers with hidden cases of introversion crowded into the dining hall. The chit chat lingered in the air with smells of perfume, sweat, and crushed dreams. A typical general fiction writers conference.

We sat and ate. And then the keynote speaker c...

June 29, 2017

Repression makes for amazing stories, which makes deep, female characters important to create.

June 29, 2017

How strong are the female characters you are writing?

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