About the Founder / Editor

 Photo by Benjamin Rubenstein.

Photo by Benjamin Rubenstein.

Peter owes his love of storytelling to rainy childhood afternoons spent curled up with the likes of T.H. White, Richard Adams, Jane Yolen, Lloyd Alexander, Rosemary Sutcliff, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. It was through reading these authors that he first began developing his critical eye for story elements such as setting, character, plot, voice, and theme.

These days, his favorite authors include Saladin Ahmed, Nnedi Okorafor, N.K. Jemison, Ann Leckie, S.B. Divya, Kai Ashante Wilson, Ted Chiang, Octavia Butler, Margaret Atwood, Ursula K. Le Guin, S.A. Chakraborty, and many more.

Peter founded Lit & Lore to help writers of all stripes become better storytellers. In his experience, there's no manuscript that can't be molded, no prose that can't be polished, no story that can't be strengthened through meticulous and mindful critique.

Peter is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Maine. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Stonecoast Review literary arts journal and as an Assistant Editor at IDW Publishing (where he worked on such titles as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Diamond Gem Award-nominated Star Wars Adventures, and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated Darkness Visible).

Peter currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Hugo Award-nominated science fiction podcast magazine Escape Pod, as the Audio Producer for the World Fantasy Award-nominated fantasy fiction podcast magazine PodCastle, and as the Assistant Editor on Gabriel Rodríguez's Sword of Ages comic series. He is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association.


Select Credits

Skeleton Knight in Another World, Volume 1 (Manga)
July 2019, Seven Seas Entertainment - Adaptation

Skeleton Knight in Another World, Volume 1 (Light Novel)
June 2019, Seven Seas Entertainment - Adaptation

Classroom of the Elite, Volume 1 (Light Novel)
May 2019, Seven Seas Entertainment - Proofreader

Monster Girl Doctor, Volume 4 (Light Novel)
May 2019, Seven Seas Entertainment - Adaptation

Sword of Ages, Book One: Avalon
January 2019, IDW Publishing - Assistant Editor

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, Volume 2 (Light Novel)
January 2019, Seven Seas Entertainment - Proofreader

Star Wars Adventures, Volume 4: Smuggler’s Blues
December 2018, IDW Publishing - Assistant Editor

Star Wars Adventures, Volume 3: Endangered
July 2018, IDW Publishing - Assistant Editor

The X-Files: JFK Disclosure
June 2018, IDW Publishing - Editor

Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM
June 2018, IDW Publishing - Assistant Editor

Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack
May 2018, IDW Publishing - Assistant Editor

The X-Files: Origins, Volume 2: Dog Days of Summer
April 2018, IDW Publishing - Assistant Editor

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny
April 2018, IDW Publishing - Assistant Editor

Star Wars Adventures Annual 2018
April 2018, IDW Publishing - Assistant Editor

Star Wars Adventures, Volume 2: Unexpected Detour
February 2018, IDW Publishing - Assistant Editor

Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down
January 2018, IDW Publishing - Assistant Editor

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures: Robotanimals!
January 2018, IDW Publishing - Editor

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Inside Out Director's Cut
December 2017, IDW Publishing - Collection Editor

Stonecoast Review Issue #8
December 2017 - Editor-in-Chief

Star Wars Adventures, Volume 1: Heroes of the Galaxy
October 2017, IDW Publishing - Assistant Editor

Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt, Volume 2
October 2017, IDW Publishing - Assistant Editor

Darkness Visible, Volume 1 (Bram Stoker Award Nominee)
October 2017, IDW Publishing - Assistant Editor

Stonecoast Review Issue #7
July 2017 - Managing Editor

Stonecoast Review Issue #6
December 2016 - Managing Editor