Who I Am

Asking who I am is often a multi-tiered question, depending on the person who’s asking.  Writers are notorious for living in our own worlds, but those of us who write fiction especially are one psych evaluation away from the funny farm.

Here are my two faces; the fictional me and the non-fictional me.

I’m a Man of Wealth and Taste

The official writer blurb for Peter Dawes…

Peter Dawes is the USA Today bestselling author of The Vampire Flynn Series and Deathspell, both published by Crimson Melodies Publishing, LLC. While primarily a novelist, he has also contributed to the story cycle Red Phone Box, and the short story anthology, Nocturnal Embers. Always working on something new, Peter leaves it up to the reader to decide if it’s by sunlight or candlelight.

You can follow him on these pages:


Unofficially, Peter is the main protagonist of my Vampire Flynn Series. The story behind him is such: After having been turned vampire in 1983, Peter embarked in a series of adventures he now writes about in his autobiographies. I’ve gone on to use his name for other tales and series, but if you’re of the mind to, you could look at it this way: Once you get the itch to write, why settle for just one story? Eternity is a long time, after all.


I Find Sometimes It’s Easy to Be Myself…

As you might have guessed, my name isn’t actually Peter. Anyone who’s had the chance to meet me offline has found themselves speaking to some strange human who calls themselves Connor.

I promise I don’t bite.

Besides being an author, I’m the parent of four kids and the other half of the dynamic duo which makes up Crimson Melodies Publishing, LLC. (My partner, J.R. Wesley, is in charge of our editing and handles most of our marketing.) I am one of the Philadelphia area Municipal Liaisons for NaNoWriMo and an active member of the Philadelphia writing community when time allows. I am also an assistant for and supporter of the Philadelphia Free Writers Association.

I have worked previously as the head and main script writer for an independent comics studio named Shadow Fox Comics.  In recent years, I’ve also been one of the moderators and participants on various panels discussing things like the LGBT writing community, LGBT themes in comics and fiction writing, and fiction writing in general. If you ever want to meet me in person, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on my Appearances page, though I warn you, I don’t often leave the Northeastern United States.

I’m hoping to change that sometime soon. 😉

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