About Peter Pactor
Peter Pactor was born and raised in Indiana. After receiving an A.B. from Wabash College and an M.A. from Washington University, he has been a teacher and administrator in junior high and senior high schools. Although Peter retired from the classroom in 2016 after fifty years, he did not want to cease teaching. Therefore, he decided to become an author.
He had already written three books two decades ago, and he has been a professional storyteller and speaker for thirty-five years. He is also looking forward to having the opportunity to speak with groups about his newest book, Daniel: Family of the Lost.
Peter has been an avid reader and learner all his life. He has found that doing research for his books is exciting and stimulating. He enjoys talking about his reading and research with his friends, and, as he has said, "They haven't walked away from me yet."
He enjoys talking about his book with friends and strangers; especially, if they have read it. He says, "It's interesting talking with people who have read the book and discussing the history and the life lessons that are contained in it. It is also peculiar to be having all these conversations about people who don't even exist. But it is a lot of fun."
One day he was standing in line at the credit union. There were so many people there; it looked like a run on the bank. He started talking with the gentleman next to him—a complete stranger, and he began telling the man about his book. The man accepted his suggestion about reading the book, bought an ebook, which he enjoyed so much that he bought it for his nephew.
Peter is also an artist, and he has renewed this interest by painting a piece for a friend to celebrate the friend's retirement. Although he paints in several genres, he is particularly fond of trompe l'oiel, but it takes him a very long time to complete one painting, but the effect is worth it.
Peter also enjoys playing the banjo and singing folk songs, although he is not nearly so active as he was in his youth.
Peter enjoys his family. He has a brother and sister, a few cousins, four children, six grand children and five great grandchildren. He finds great pleasure playing with the great grandchildren. He himself is still a kid at heart.
Peter is available for speaking at your school class, organization or event. For details please send any questions and requests on the contact page.