Peters signing book

Blue Heron Books is presenting local author John Peters for a book signing this Saturday between 1 and 3 p.m.

Blue Heron Books is presenting local author John Peters for a book signing this Saturday between 1 and 3 p.m.

John worked over 25 years in Third World countries as an engineer, such as Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia and many others, and therefore it is no surprise that he became fascinated with the people, cultural traditions, African corruption and political scandals. As a keen observer of culture and human behaviour, John had no trouble finding characters for his books Oasis for Expats and its sequel Beyond the Oasis.

John writes with a wry humour that strips away the pretensions and earnestness of development work to show real people encountering the same conflicts and challenges, albeit in a setting that sometimes turns the outcome on its head.

John, now retired, lives with his wife in the Comox Valley were he is involved with numerous arts organizations including the Comox Valley Writers’ Society and the CYMC.

— Blue Heron Books