Peter Lyons spent his childhood in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. After attending the universities of Adelaide and Queensland, he served for ten years as a Patrol Officer in the (then) Australian Territory of Papua and New Guinea prior to that country’s tentative foray into the world of national independence. On returning to Australia, he worked for almost 20 years as a consultant with the Australian Institute of Management, working throughout Australian and South East Asia. He has won numerous awards for short story writing. He has written three novels and two non-fiction books as well as acting as Editor for Management Bulletin, the monthly journal of the Institute of Management. Peter is married with four children, and at last count, seven grandchildren.