About

Email: peter@peterhuntbooks.com Please contact Peter for address and phone number.

Peter Hunt after Deep Brain Stimulation surgery for Parkinson’s disease in 2014.

Born in New York, Peter Hunt spent six years of his childhood in Athens, Greece, where he started diving in 1978. Hunt worked on several wreck diving boats based out of New York during high school and college, including the Wahoo, from which he made 13 dives to the Andrea Doria in 1983 and 1984. After graduating with a history degree from Brown University, Hunt joined the navy and trained as an A-6 Intruder attack pilot.

During Hunt’s naval service, he completed three aircraft carrier deployments to the Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, and Western Pacific over ten years of active duty, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals. He went on to fly for United Airlines until being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2005 at age 43. That is when his writing began in earnest.

Peter stopped diving in November, 2020 due to Parkinson’s, making his final underwater sojourn with the able assistance of his son Jared and two of his friends. Or so he thought.  in 2021, Hunt made one last (?) dive under his boat to cut out a crab pot that had gotten wrapped around one of the boat propellors.

Today, nearly 18 years since Parkinson’s diagnosis, Peter continues to boat, usually solo, often taking his 32 foot twin diesel to Deception Pass where he can be seen from the bridge overhead going through Canoe Pass backwards in the 8 knot current, yelling into the wind, “We’re having some fun now!”

Peter Hunt holds a master’s degree from the University of Washington, is the father of two adult children, and lives with his wife on Whidbey Island. He is the author of Angles of Attack, Setting the HookThe Lost Intruder, and Beyond Identity.

A bit about Peter’s writing topics

Join Peter Hunt as he catapults from the deck of the USS Ranger into first combat, dives deep within the Mount Everest of shipwrecks, or battles impossible odds while fighting Parkinson’s disease. 

Thoughtful and always told with humble good humor, Peter Hunt shares his stories in a dogged attempt to uncover life mysteries, at times traveling in the most unexpected of directions.

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