About the author


Peter Palmieri writes stories that take readers to the limits of human experience — stories with an emotional impact that challenge the way you think.

He is a board certified pediatrician with 20 years of experience who has built a reputation for reporting on issues of pediatric medicine with objectivity and skepticism. He was raised in the eclectic Italian city of Trieste on the Adriatic, returning to the United States at the age of 14 with just a suitcase and an acoustic guitar.

Peter graduated from the University of California, San Diego with double majors in Animal Physiology and Psychology before earning his M.D. from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. After a year of pediatric internship at the University of Chicago he returned to Loyola where he completed his pediatric residency and was selected as Chief Resident for an additional year. More recently, he earned a Healthcare M.B.A. from The George Washington University. After nearly two decades of private practice, Peter is now a fellow in the academic general pediatric program at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.

He’s honed his writing skills by attending countless writing seminars and courses, including Robert McKee’s famed Story seminar, the SEAK Medical Fiction writing seminars on Cape Cod taught by Tess Gerritsen and Michael Palmer, and the Writer’s Path courses at SMU. Most importantly, he is an avid reader and a movie fanatic.

The Art of Forgetting is his first novel.


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