V Pete Simpson was born in Sheffield England, PhD University of Manchester – then emigrated to Laguna Beach, CA with wife Vanessa. A recent writer of screenplays, plays & TV pilots, “girls without parachutes” is his debut novel, written a decade ago, but left dormant – eclipsed by scriptwriting. Now re-edited and released. (scripts list at end).
Growing up with 3 older sisters in an unhappy home influenced his writing – an imagination for “escape” – especially for his mother. This became his writing motif – gravitating towards stylistic thrillers/ mysteries / action–adventure. Often women trapped in painful truths, who muster the guts & ingenious ways to escape or pursue their dreams, in the face of villains, big brother, terrorists or powerful pencil-pushers. Splashes of humor are never far away.
Pete loves being with his family in Southern California, movies, stroking cats, walking the hills above Laguna – and cliffs of Devon, thinking, writing, listening to poetry, bricklaying, savoring Carnitas and sipping Margaritas with family and friends. He and Vanessa split their lives between Southern California & Devon.
Scripts (year completed): Screenplays & TV Pilots: Outside Chance – Mystery of the Golden Arrow (2016); Going Rogue (2015); Spellbound (2014), Magic Boy (2015), The Coalminer (2013); Lagunatics (2014). Stage Plays: Ghost in the Machine (2015); Dancing in Santa Fé (2013), Harmony Junction (2014) & Paradise Junction (2015). More details at: www.vpsimpson.com