Peter James Quirk is an adventurer at heart who has traveled the world. He was born and educated in England in the aftermath of World War II.
At various times he has taught English in France, taught skiing in both France and Austria,and spent several years at sea as a fisherman and with the British Merchant Marine.
When he settled in the U.S. he became a building contractor, a profession that gave him the opportunity to spend his winters skiing and snowboarding. He owns a ski chalet in the Catskill Mountains and has taught skiing at Windham Mountain for more than twenty years.
Peter took to writing after selling his business several years ago-his most interesting assignment to date was writing for a French Chef on a Chinese cable television channel.
He won a literary award for short story writing in January 2005. "Trail of Vengeance" is his first novel.
Peter James Quirk is a member of the prestigious organization "Mystery Writers of America".