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 disease progression, making his final underwater sojourn with the able assistance of his son Jared and two of his friends. Today, nearly 18 years since Parkinson’s diagnosis, Peter continues to boat, usually solo in the vicinity of Deception Pass.

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 (ANGLES OF ATTACK), dives deep within the Mount Everest of shipwrecks (SETTING THE HOOK), or battles impossible odds while fighting Parkinson’s disease (THE LOST INTRUDER).

Peter’s latest book, BEYOND IDENTITY, NAVIGATING LIFE’S WATERS WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE, is a collection of 90 short writings from six years of postings on his blog.

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

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