Peter Stevens grew up in the lower southeast of South Australia. He worked in forestry and sawmilling, becoming head sawyer and supervisor at Nangwarry Sawmill. He lived in the lawless timber town for several years and endured firsthand the destructive forces of alcoholism, drug addiction, sexual liberty, crime and family violence.
His first three novels, the apocalyptic Haven trilogy, deal with a small group of outcasts who build a new community in the bush, free from many of these societal harms.
In 2006, Peter became involved in political advocacy, leading a national campaign to protect children from violent, hard-core internet pornography. His work is being progressed by the Australian federal government.
This is his first romantic thriller, inspired by real events and his own experiences.
Peter lives in Torquay, Victoria, with his wife Diane. He loves surfing, mountain-bike riding, reading and writing.