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 now lives with his fiancé in Co. Tyrone, Northern 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.