Peter Ferry grew up in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and Chicago. He has a B.A. from Ohio University and an M.A. in English Literature from Northwestern University. He edited and wrote textbooks for Rand McNally and Company in the 1970’s and taught English at Lake Forest High School for twenty-seven years.
His second novel Old Heart was published in June 2015 by Unbridled Books. His first novel Travel Writing was published in English in The United States and The United Kingdom and in Portuguese in Brazil. It was recorded by Blackstone Audio, Inc. and movie rights were purchased by Castle Rock. Ferry is a frequent contributor to the travel pages of The Chicago Tribune and an occasional one to the travel blog WorldHum and Peter Greenberg’s nationally syndicated radio travel show. His short fiction has appeared many places including Fiction, StoryQuarterly, McSweeneys , The New Review of Literature, OR and Chicago Quarterly Review. He has been awarded an Illinois Arts Council Award for short fiction.
Ferry is married and has three children. He lives in Evanston, Illinois and Palisades Park, Michigan.