Peter Stipe is the author of five books. His first book, Finding Our Way, a collection of short stories, was released in 2015. The eight stories in Finding Our Way are semi-autobiographical, based on events in the author’s life as well as in the lives of acquaintances. His second book and first novel, The Art of Love, was released in the summer of 2017. The Art of Love is a love story of an art student at the Rhode Island School of Design and a grad student at nearby Brown. They have nothing in common but their proximity in neighboring schools. They struggle to make their relationship work. In 2019, Remember Me, Peter’s third book was published. This book chronicles Peter’s emotional search for the truth behind his family stories and includes an account of the lives of his great-grandparents in upstate New York and New Jersey during the late 1800s.
Peter's fourth book, The Fairy Garden, was published in 2019. It traces the experiences of a young woman who comes of age depending on the fairies in her grandfather's garden in Williamsburg. Due to the lack of guidance from her parents, she is advised by the fairies long after her childhood. The story mixes fantasy with real life and love.
Peter's fifth book was published in 2022. It is Bennett Falls, a narrative about how a fictional small New Hampshire town adapts to change when a young couple, the Sullivans, moves into the mountains from Boston. The couple wants to convert the old Metcalfe House into a Bed and Breakfast, a change that will lure more tourists to Bennett Falls. Can the little town adapt? Can the Sullivans?
Now retired, Peter has enjoyed a long career that has included time in education as well as work in Human Resource Development and Training for a variety of businesses. He has a Bachelors degree in History from Boston University and a Masters in Education from Tufts. In addition to his writing, Peter is an accomplished artist, working with photography and in watercolor. He has photographs on display at the On The Hill Gallery in Yorktown, Virginia. He is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Writers, The Hampton Roads Writers and is President of the Board of the Williamsburg Book Festival.
A competitive long distance runner for many years, Peter has completed numerous marathons with six finishes in the top fifty places in the Boston Marathon and participation in the 1972 U.S. Olympic Trials. A New Englander for most of his life he now lives and writes in Williamsburg, Virginia.