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PETER FERRY’S second novel Old Heart was released by Unbridled Books on June 9, 2015.  Ferry is a teacher, editor, travel writer, award winning short story writer and the author of the highly acclaimed first novel Travel Writing (available at Amazon and Indie Bound).

Dave Eggers says, “Old Heart manages to weave together an astonishing array of themes and layers – the perils and freedoms of old age, the complexity of family ties, the liberation of travel, and finally, Ferry presents and proves the bold and needed idea that it’s never too late to re-open the past to recast the present.”

For a Chicago Tribune article on Pete Ferry and Old Heart by Rick Kogan, click here. For a St. Joseph Michigan Herald Paladium article on Pete Ferry and Old Heart, click here.   For an interview with Pete Ferry and his former student Elizabeth Diskin on WGN Radio, click here.  For a WorldHum travel story by Pete Ferry about a wild night in Mexico, click here.

Pete is the guest editor of the current issue of Fifth Wednesday Journal.


January 3, reading and book signing for Old Heart at the American Book Center in Den Haag, The Netherlands.

January 8, 2016, panel discussion at the Bibliotheek Veldhoven of Veldhoven, Holland’s past, present and future, including Pete’s memories of being a Fulbright Exchange teacher there in 1991-1992.

January 23, 2016, awards ceremony for Old Heart as the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year for 2015 at the Book Cellar in Lincoln Square, Chicago.

March 4, 6:30 p.m., book reading and signing with Elizabeth McKenzie at City Lit Books, 2534 N. Kedzie, Chicago, Illinois.

March 17, 7:00 p.m., author panel discussion on publishing and getting published at the Cook Park Memorial Library, Libertyville, Illinois.

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