Peter J Merrigan was born and raised in Derry, Northern Ireland. He was first published in the Simon & Schuster anthology, Children of the Troubles, edited by Laurel Holliday, when he was 17.
Following a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from London, Peter spent nineteen years in England as a marketing and advertising professional before returning to his native town in 2016.
He lives with his fiancé on the border between Co Derry and Co Donegal, Ireland.
His first novel was The Camel Trail, a crime thriller novel. It was followed by two modern-day thrillers in the Rider series before Peter turned to the past and began a new journey into Celtic Ireland with the publication of Stone Heart and the subsequent Ailigh Wars Saga novels.