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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.

Events and publications:

October 2017:  Pete’s story Ike, Sharon and Me will be published in the 2017 edition of The Best American Mystery Stories.  It was originally published in The Fifth Wednesday Journal.

October 2017:  an excerpt from Ike Sharon and Me is currently appearing on the Bloom website.

November 21:  Pete will be reading from and discussing his novel Old Heart at The Scott Club in South Haven, Michigan.

January, 2018:  Pete’s story Clammy Hands will appear in the Hypertext Review.

March 22, 1918:  Pete will be addressing the Off Campus Writers Workshop at the Winnetka Community Center in Winnetka, Illinois, from 9:30 to noon.

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