Edinburgh writer, Peter Mackie has just produced his latest book ”The Last Thing Before the Apocalypse” published by the leading mental health publisher chipmunkapublishing.
The short stories in this book are set in various locations in Europe and touch on many topical subjects such as drugs, bullying, suicide, mental illness, the occult and childhood sexuality.
Further details about ”The Last Thing Before the Apocalypse” and how to buy a copy can be found here.
Peter G Mackie was born in Perth, Scotland in 1957 and, as a teenager, was mistakenly kept in the Adolescent Unit of a psychiatric hospital for two and a half years, an experience which affected his whole life and which led him to suffer from depression.
Due to problems with his family, he ran away from home at the age of 16 and suffered abuse on the streets of London.
At the age of 17, after a brief period in a hippy commune, he wrote his novel The Madhouse of Love in a bed-sit in Tooting, South London, based on his earlier experiences in the psychiatric unit followed by ”Poems of Youth and Turbulence”, a volume of poetry written in my teens and early twenties.
Submitted by Peter G Mackie