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About the Author

 

Peter Hayward AKA GrandpaWhen Peter started his life his mother just happened to be with him at the time. Born in Ipswich, Suffolk he grew up amid a dysfunctional family.

Peter attended state school and became a respected scholar and athlete competing at county level in football, basketball and athletics. He left school with 'O' level and GCE qualifications. Further education awarded him with ‘A’ levels.

He then joined the Suffolk Constabulary and during his service learnt many skills and gained further educational qualifications. He competed in sports at international level. His policing career brought him into contact with people from across the whole spectrum of life, from those who lived in poverty to those who lived a life of prosperity. He met people who had little respect and people who had very few issues.

He was promoted to sergeant and after qualifying with a National Police Trainers’ Certificate and Certificate of Education he became a police trainer. He further qualified with a Certificate and Diploma in counselling with the London School of Counselling Skills and Therapy.

After retirement, Peter worked for a charity helping people to withdraw from drug and alcohol abuse, before moving to Spain where he became a music producer (visionxvmg) and then an author.

Peter is a member of Wordplay Writers, Costa Blanca Spain. Peter is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, (SCBWI), the international professional organisation for writers and illustrators of children's literature.

Peter is divorced with two wonderful adult children; a daughter and son. Peter's daughter and her partner have given him a wonderful granddaughter. Peter's son and wife have given him a magnificent grandson and granddaughter.

Peter spends his time between England and Spain, Norway and Sweden and lives for his family and children. He believes in strong family and friend relationships, with good values and respect for other people no matter what their particular circumstances.

Time together with his grandchildren has led Peter to write about some of their experiences.

 

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