• Welcome, visitor! Litopia is the oldest & friendliest community for writers on the net. If you are serious about your writing, we cordially invite you to join us.
And never see ads in the Colony!


Important: please remember to @AgentPete me in your post if you specifcally want me to see it and respond!

Further personal background on my Wikipedia page, plus a chance to see my late lamented beard. I've lost about 17 kilos since then :).

Just in case you were wondering (and I hope you were!) here is my Amazon Wish List. Go for it!
May 31
London UK
Your Bibliography
With my partner Peggy Brusseau, I've written or co-written some two dozen books, including some No. 1 bestsellers here in the UK. I became an agent over a decade ago. Most agents are either former publishers or inherited the family business; my own perspective of having previously been a professional writer informed my agenting and gave me a unique insight into what writers actually want from their agent. And before all that I ran an advertising agency, which gave me bags of broad-based, commercial rough-and-tumble experience. Founding Litopia was one of the most satisfying things I've ever done!
Favourite Books
Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat. Because I'm fairly Edwardian, really.


  1. 20

    Colony Stalwart

    The Big M... 1,000 messages posted. Darned impressive!
  2. 10

    Reviewer Pursuer

    You have over 250 Review Credits!
  3. 5

    Sweet Tweeter

    Thanks for hooking up via Twitter!
  4. 10

    The Grand Half M

    You've just made your 500th post!
  5. 5

    Birthday Bonus

    Many happy returns!
  6. 1

    Being Here, Now

    You successfully logged in!
  7. 30

    Adorable You

    Content you have posted has attracted 500 likes.
  8. 20

    Charisma Is Your Middle Name

    Your content has been liked 250 times. Wowie!
  9. 15

    Congenial You

    Content you have posted has attracted 100 likes from your Litopia peers. You must be good, then.
  10. 5

    Blissful Six

    Half a year as a Litopian! Doesn't time fly when you're writing...
  11. 10

    Likable Litopian

    Your messages have been liked 25 times.
  12. 10


    You've posted 100 messages. I hope this took you more than a day!
  13. 5

    Upstanding Litopian

    30 messages posted. You must like it here!
  14. 2

    Someone Likes You

    Somebody out there liked one of your messages. Keep posting that stuff!
  15. 1


    Congratulations – you’re a Colonist now!