Bio Contest

Posted by Meg

Earlier this week, Peat posted via Twitter that he was bored of his old bio and was now having regrets about never wrestling a bear. Peat called on you guys (his fans) to get him inspired again.

The Contest

  1. Write a short (250 words) bio about Peat’s life
  2. Email to by midnight on Sunday
  3. Prize will be a U.S. hardcover of The Warded Man with an additional Rostant Cover


Here is the original bio that needs some creative updating:

Peter V. Brett is the author of The Warded Man, The Desert Spear and the recently released Daylight War. Raised on a steady diet of fantasy novels, comic books, and Dungeons & Dragons, Peter (“Peat” to his friends) has been writing fantasy stories for as long as he can remember. Graduating from New Rochelle High School in 1991, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Art History from the University at Buffalo in 1995. He then spent over a decade in pharmaceutical publishing before returning to writing. He lives in Brooklyn and is currently at work on The Skull Throne, the fourth book in the series.

We’ve already got some pretty spectacular bios in. Check ’em out:

From Mike:

Raised on a steady diet of Flaming Hot Cheetos and Mountain Dew, Peter V. Brett, (Woogie to his friends), has been writing fantasy since the age of four. ( ‘Poo-Poo Bear Goes to Hell and Slays the Mother-of-All-Demons’ is now in its sixth printing.) He received a B.A. in English Literature and Art History from the University of Buffalo in 1995, where he was a four-year starter for the Buffalo Bulls, leading them to their only winning season in a decade, (1996 medical redshirt*). This was followed by a decade in the dungeons of the Bastille, Paris for ‘proxenetisme’. At long last he regained his freedom and his muse. He lives in denial.

From Mia:

Unlike other writers, Peter V. Brett’s fantasy-writer-fu does not lie in his luxurious beard. It lies in his superhuman thumbs, having written ‘The Warded Man’ almost entirely on his mobile phone. His thumbs are insured separately for $1,000,000 each.

He lives in Brooklyn, NY with a wall-to-wall collection of comics and action figures, a Noah’s Ark assortment of his own books, and a real life red-headed princess.

From J:

Little is known about the mysterious Peter V Brett. Some say he lives in seclusion, venturing out only to gift new books to the world. Others say he poses as a mortal, living among us in secret in order to best understand our strengths and weaknesses, the basis of his books. Thus far he has released three best sellers, The Warded Man, The Desert Spear, and The Daylight War. Rumors have it he will soon sneak into the public life again with the release of his upcoming book in the Demon Cycle.

From Meredith:

Much is speculated as to the existence of the fantasy author known as Peter V Brett. Having already conquered much of the world, Peter is said to be the owner and trainer of a great, terrible dragon kept locked away safely in a dungeon in Brooklyn. Peter’s skill with writing is rumoured to have come from an intense addiction of devouring novels in his early years, however, this cannot be confirmed. After spending a great deal of his life working as a slave, Peter set his sights on grander ventures, bringing mere mortals to their knees. Akin to destroying the One Ring, telling the story of The Painted Man, is a feat to go down in history, along with the rest of The Demon Cycle. Peter has already put his University degree to good use writing fantasy novels and his more recent ventures have included telling the story of Red Sonja. Although, having not been given a comprehensive version, Peter has eagerly embraced his love of the art of comic books to tell the world her story. While caring for a small princess who calls him Dad, Peter spends most days working hard at telling the world about the lives of legendary heroes. It is also told that his bucket list consists of one thing and one alone – to wrestle a bear. After the great and wondrous things he has achieved so far, wrestling a bear should be like falling off a log.

Want to enter another contest? We’ve got two going at once! Head over to the guidelines for the Favorite Character Contest to learn more.

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 8:00 am by megelizabeth
Filed under Contests, Fans, Meg

4 responses to “Bio Contest”

  1. Peter V Brett is the author of the Warded Man and a few other books that have each sucked more than the previous one. Readers at first thought he was a talented artist, but he soon proved himself to be more interested in being a famous author than being a good author…….

    Posted by mockeryjones, on August 16th, 2013 at 11:11 am
  2. Peter V Brett is the author of the Warded Man and several other books that can be summed up as no more than weird torture porn highlighting his strange and repulsive sexual fantasies. He isn’t satisfied unless his main characters are being sexually assaulted, condoning rape and pillage, or looking down on the handicapped. His books suck and he’s a creep. Go fuck yourself Peter.

    Posted by Bob, on August 16th, 2013 at 5:35 pm
  3. Jesus, the comments so far are pathetic. If that’s what you got from the books, “Bob”, then you have a pretty messed up mind…Just…wow…

    Posted by Cass, on August 17th, 2013 at 9:14 am
  4. I came here to comment on something benign, like, “Hey, I wish you had an email alert for new things like this, because I was crazy busy and missed this one.”

    Seeing the above comments… sigh. I’m glad Cass was here to say SOMETHING with a degree of normalcy… I don’t know what the above people were thinking when they read the books, but I know that sex is only a minor portion of what interests me in a book. It’s a decent way to change pace, and yes, it happens in real life, so why be squeamish about it? The books stand for so much, and then THAT is what some people take away from them? Pitiful.

    Posted by Dan, on August 21st, 2013 at 9:41 am