Petrus Ursem was born in The Netherlands, the youngest son in a family of nine children. He studied literature at the University of Utrecht, then worked as a writer in the world of education whilst studying fine art in The Hague. When he moved to England his creative work as a painter and printmaker took flight. You can see his work as a visual artist on www.peterursem.co.uk
His move to Cornwall in 2011 rekindled his desire to write children’s novels. Encouraged by the positive feedback on his first novel for young adults, The Fortune of the Seventh Stone, it proved impossible to put the writing spirit back into the bottle… In 2018 he published The Truth Teller. He is currently working on the final part of the Steven Honest trilogy…
Petrus lives in the Tamar Valley, enjoying fabulous views over this magic landscape that forms the backdrop for his books to date.
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