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New Trier Graduate Writes Novel

Pete David's first novel, "Mother Nature's Son," was inspired by his career working with natural resources.

New Trier Graduate Writes Novel New Trier Graduate Writes Novel

Pete David, a '76 New Trier graduate and former Wilmette resident, became interested in writing during his freshman year English class, although he didn't even consider writing a novel until years later. 

"About four years ago, my wife and I were listening to a Carl Hiasson book on CD and I mentioned that I could write as well, if not better," he said. "She challenged me to write a book and that's when I started focusing on my writing."

Mother Nature's Son — which follows a federal wildlife officer, Lee Reynolds, as he's recruited to work for an eco-terrrist group that performs a cyber-crime with the intent of redistributing the wealth to help the environment — was inspired by David's 25-year career in natural resources, working with state and federal agencies. 

"My career certainly influenced the novel, having interacted with burned-out bureaucrats while working a long career with state and federal government agencies," David said. 

David, who currently lives in Albuquerque, N.M., has already nearly completed his second novel, a detective-mystery book called L.A. Confrontational. 

Mother Nature's Son is available on Amazon, both in print and e-version. You can also find out more about David and his book online at  www.petedavidbooks.com

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