Pete authors Novelspot's Legal Fiction column, has been a trial attorney, a politician, a bureaucrat, a lobbyist, an observant witness to human behavior and author of Diary of a Small Fish. His creative writing began at the University of Vermont in the mid-1970’s, where he studied under award winning authors David Huddle and T. Alan Broughton. After college, his career in law and politics began with three terms in the Massachusetts Legislature and two years as general counsel of the MBTA. He returned to writing fiction in 2007 and now splits his time between fiction and law.
His short fiction has appeared in NEEDLE, A Magazine of Noir, Words With Jam, 100 Stories for Haiti, and Words to Music. Some of his stories are collected in his anthology Uneasy Living.
When not writing crime fiction or practicing law, he plays blues guitar in Boston bars, enjoy food and wine with his wife of 28 years, Elizabeth, and his two adult children and occasionally plays a round of golf. He lives in a money pit on the seacoast south of Boston, in an area once known as the Irish Riviera.