Gary Peterson resides in Yakima, Washington with his wife, Roberta, and their dog, Minnie. He worked as a Child Protective Services Supervisor for 32 years and retired in 2014. Currently he is a substitute schoolteacher for the Yakima School District. He has a B. A. Degree in Business Administration and a M. S. Degree in Counseling Psychology.
His writing career began in 2011. Published novels with Solstice Publishing Company are The Old Miller Place, The Millpond Murder Case and Return to Painter’s Island. Published short stories are The Timid Christmas Tree, The Kidnapping of Olivia Hammond, and Escape to Painter’s Island.
The Timid Christmas Tree was a number one best seller with Fictionwise for a full month in January 2012. Escape to Painter’s Island was number 22 at the same time. For this reason Mr. Peterson was interviewed by ABC affiliates KNDO, for the Yakima Valley, and KNDU, for the Kennewick, Pasco and Richland area. This large geographic area has a population of approximately one million people. He also had a movie option with Lynn Whitfield, a famous actress, for the short story, Escape to Painter’s Island. This movie did not occur because the movie company went out of business.
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If you enjoy reading mysteries and ghost stories set in the nostalgia of the early 1960s, you’ll love reading this book. George LaBrandt is an excellent investigative reporter. The only problem is he keeps finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and Detective Strausser is convinced he is guilty of committing these murders. While trying to stay out of jail he is constantly struggling with the ghosts in his old house. And did I fail to mention that he is telling this tale of woe while nailed in a coffin and being transported by the real killer in the back of a truck. If you want to know how all this turns out, you will need to read this book.