Pete Simpson bio

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     Thriller novel at Amazon 4.7
     Set in Laguna Beach, California, the
     manuscript of
girls without parachutes
     languished in a laptop for over a decade,
     eclipsed by a switch to scriptwriting.

and released in 2016, this
idiosyncratic thriller's based in a city I
     know well.

      Danger knows you...
                 ...but you don't know him... yet.

     Laguna Beach. Idyllic art colony. Haven for
     the eclectic rich. And peril's the last thing
     on the minds of young wilful Pandora & her
     literary sister Jackie as they soak up a
 blissful lifestyle cosseted by their doting
     father – until he's  murdered.

    This fast-paced quirky thriller tells the  story
    of unsuspecting sisters embroiled in a
    dangerous world of lies, terrorism, software
    secrets, desperate financing, sex, murder,
    FBI shadowing and child protection.

    Can they get their act together, or are they
    just a lost cause?

                   An ideas person who writes screenplays & plays.

Scenic route in writing...
Born Sheffield. A childhood affinity for ideas, art, writing & spoof inspired short

    storiesyet a totally different career intervened.

    Newly married to Vanessa, we took off for art colony Laguna Beach, California, making
    it our home, raising 2 sons. Travelling as a US executive, I also led seminars & wrote
    business textbooks
(credits), with novels as relaxation (earlier writing)

Flash forward to 5 years ago...

When the scriptwriting bug bit... 4 stage plays, 5 feature films, 2 TV pilots were created
    (advance-level) plus a novel. I find the lean form of writing, with subtext, appealing.

Credits - commissioned & spec
    "The Wedding Diary" Publisher-commissioned screenplay adaptation.
Utter Madness" Semi-finalist Hollywood Filmmakers Int. competition - (titled Lioness).
Brexit Lab Wars" Theatre production at Actors & Writers London (rehearsed reading)
    "Dancing in Santa Fé" .Theatre production at Cygnet Theatre Exeter (rehearsed reading)
Girls without Parachutes" Published novel.

voices (US & UK)...

    - Comedy. Unlikely heroes trapped in the farcical side of life.
    - Thrillers. People with painful truths, who muster the guts to overcome villains & their hurt.

    We now split their lives between Orange County, California & Britain.