Peter Ward spent nearly 20 years commissioning, producing and directing for BBC Radio 4 and Schools Broadcasting where he wrote and edited associated publications. Completing his career as a Chief Producer in BBC Education, he initiated series in natural history, biotechnology, social, teenage and environmental issues. The popular Primary Series, Maths with a Story, helped establish the successful development of BBC educational software.
An Honours Science graduate of the University of London, the author also spent many enjoyable years teaching at Primary and Secondary level. It was in Primary teaching that he discovered his taste for children's literature.
Cambridge University Press, CUP, commissioned the author's first children's book, The Adventures of Charles Darwin, in illustrated hardback and a subsequent paperback edition. Foreign translations followed, including those in Japanese, French, Danish, Greek and Italian.
A member of Kent County Trust for Nature and RSPB, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the author maintains a keen interest in local, national and global ecological concerns.
Peter Ward is a former Club cricketer but more recently qualified as an ECB coach. He went on to found a Junior Club in the Kent village in which he lived. At that time, he also followed his musical interests, playing the piano and singing in the local church choir.
Father of two daughters, the author now lives close to the southern edge of Bewl Water, in East Sussex.