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Great ideas have always been brought to life by words and passion and a good book is always a constant companion through the good and bad times.


        I am a freelance writer based in Melbourne, Australia, where I was born and raised.  My career commenced at St. Martins Theatre, from there I went into TV and Film working on many mini-series and feature films in the field of production, which in turn led into the area of screenplay writing.  I have had a few screenplays optioned as well as working with other writers. I enjoy films, the theatre, music, books and I have spent the last 15 years working, developing, and honing my writing and storytelling abilities.   I have a genuine passion for this art form and love the creativity of bringing words and images to life.  I find novel writing the most rewarding of all.

      In 2006 I had my first fiction novel “A God Named Joe” published in the United Kingdom. "The Gods Of War" is my latest book.  I am currently working on three other books; two fiction and one non-fiction.  I have never locked myself into writing one specific genre.  I'm just into telling good stories, whether that be science-fiction, drama, romance, adult or children's.  And of course combining several only adds to the delightful and delectable mix. 

      In the final analysis when all is said and done, the main thing is that it is a good story regardless of what it is about.



Birth Place: Melbourne,  Australia


The Throne of Olympus Volume 1 The Empty Crown by Peter Jessop
The Throne of Olympus is a modern-day reworking of the Greek mythological tales of Zeus and his battle against the Titans....

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The Ballad of the Bard Book One by Peter Jessop
These are the strange and unusual tales of a wandering bard through a fantastical kingdom....

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Tales From The Universe by Peter Jessop
An anthology of short stories....

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The Gods Of War by Peter Jessop
The battle to end all wars is about to begin... Who is the man lying wounded in a hospital bed in London towards the end of Worl War II? A man who isn't sure whether his name is Quintius, or Elric, or De Servery, or...or..... A stirring novel steeped in action, superbly and colourfully packaged to take the reader on an excitingly imaginative journey back through the centuries to...   

A God Named Joe by Peter Jessop
It's the Devil who runs heaven and God is actually a vagrant called Joe....   

Short Stories

Fractured Fairy Tales Part 8 - The Brute Squad part 1
 by Peter Jessop
The hit squad of the fairy tale world come out to play....

Fractured Fairy Tales Part 7 - Prince Charming part 2
 by Peter Jessop
D - Day for the great Prince Charming....

Fractured Fairy Tales Part 6 - Prince Charming part 1
 by Peter Jessop
The Casanova of the fairy tale world gets his due....

Fractured Fairy Tales Part 5 -Humpty Dumpty
 by Peter Jessop
The names says it all really. ...

Fractured Fairy Tales part 4 - the Three Little Pigs
 by Peter Jessop
The strangest fairy tale of them all to date. ...

Fractured Fairy Tales Part 3 - The Big Bad Wolf
 by Peter Jessop
The truth behind the big bad wolf....

Fractured Fairy Tales Part 2 - Hansel & Gretel
 by Peter Jessop
Another mad cap adventure from the world of fairy tales....

Fractured Fairy Tales Part 1 - The Easter Bunny.
 by Peter Jessop
If you thought fairy tales weren't real - think again....

Sleepy & Sleepless
 by Peter Jessop
A true story about love....

The Rock of Ages
 by Peter Jessop
“In the future before Earth’s resources were exhausted, the human race captured wandering asteroids and converted them into huge spaceships in which they set off to find inhabitable planets to continu...

Sammy Scarlatti
 by Peter Jessop
The fate of the world rests in the hands of an unlikely individual....

Pudi Cat's Grand Caper
 by Peter Jessop
A cat will go to any lengths to keep its bed....

Spring Heeled Jack
 by Peter Jessop
The mysterious story of a strange creature that terrified London throughout history. ...

The Ballad Of The Wee Folk Part Three
 by Peter Jessop
The conclusion of the tale of the wee folk....

The Ballad of the Wee Folk Part 2
 by Peter Jessop
The continuing story of an ancient tale as told by one of the greatest bards that ever lived....

The Ballad of the Wee Folk Part 1
 by Peter Jessop
An ancient tale told by one of the greatest bards that ever lived....

 by Peter Jessop
The creation of one of the greatest science fiction stories of all time had a strange beginning....

Dr. Chook's Lecture
 by Peter Jessop
An interesting lecture that happened the other day....

The Trials and Tribulations of Santa Claus
 by Peter Jessop
What exactly does Santa Claus have to deal with around Christmas Time....

The Ballad of Prince Fred
 by Peter Jessop
A story of a frog who thought he was a prince....

A second excerpt from The Gods Of War.
 by Peter Jessop
Another small excerpt from "The Gods Of War" novel....

The Last Testimony Of An Intergalactic Assassin Part Twelve
 by Peter Jessop
The final part of the galactic assassin story. (Suggest reading part 1 to 11 first)...

The Last Testimony Of An Intergalactic Assassin Part Eleven
 by Peter Jessop
Part eleven of the Galactic Assassin story. Suggest reading part one to ten first)...

The Last Testimony Of An Intergalactic Assassin Part Ten
 by Peter Jessop
Part ten of the galactic assassin story(suggest reading parts 1-9 first)....

The Last Testimony Of An Intergalactic Assassin Part Nine
 by Peter Jessop
Part Nine of the intergalactic assassin story. (Suggest reading part one to part eight first)...


I'm Still Lerning To Play
 by Peter Jessop
We never stop learning...

 by Peter Jessop
Myo - and the art of being in the moment....

Daring To Participate
 by Peter Jessop
A little more wisdom from the world of martial arts to be used in everyday life....

The Warrior in the Garden
 by Peter Jessop
A little martial arts wisdom for everyday life....

Perception of Arguments
 by Peter Jessop
There are two sides to every argument or point of view....

Into The Unknown
 by Peter Jessop
We should all take a walk into the unknown....

An Introduction to The Gods Of War Book
 by Peter Jessop
A wounded soldier begins to recall fragmented memories of ancient and future wars that he participated in. ...

An overview for In The Moment...With Hindsight
 by Peter Jessop
Please find the following overview of a new book that I have been working on with Richard Norton; we are looking to publish it within the next 3 to 4 months. Comments welcomed....

The Art Of Passion
 by Peter Jessop
Passion is what keeps us going....


Black Leaf

The Gods Of War
“The Gods Of War” is my second book and came from an idea I had in my head for years which wouldn’t go away, until I exorcized it by putting it down on paper. The idea was planted in my head by an elderly war veteran, who I met at an age care facility, and during our conversation you could see the impact that war had on him, in the end, he said to me that he would just like to fight one more war – a war to end all wars. And from this statement came the idea of an eternal warrior, a soldier fighting in wars since the dawn of mankind, looking for a way to end the madness and futility of war forever. And the story grew from there. In many ways you could say that the book is about the stupidity of war and the lasting effect it has on those involved in it. The story is a mixture of action, drama and romance which will appeal to a wide variety of audience as it was always intended.

Tales From The Universe
"Tales From The Universe" is a collection of six short stories that I have put together. Although science fiction in nature they are very accessible, given their themes,to readers who might not take an interest in these kind of stories. But I can assure you that they are all thought provoking and entertaining.

Additional information

A recent interview I did with Judy Green on Nat Chat, a local chat show, is now up on You Tube. Because it is a community station I wasen't allowed to promote anything so I rambled on a couple of times so keep that in mind. However it does give insight into my background. You can check it out at

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