Pete Clements- Author Of The Month

Award-winning novelist Pete Clements, University of Michigan, A.B. in English/Creative Writing, started as a TV Advertising copywriter, then group creative director, at major AAAA advertising agencies, winning 23 national and international trade awards, including Cannes Film Festival, and finally writer/director/producer in documentary, corporate and sports films and former active member, the Directors Guild of America. As writer/co-director, his Indianapolis 500 Motor Car Race corporate documentary film, “The Eddie Sachs Story”, for Marathon Oil Company, named by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation “the definitive remark on the philosophy of motor car racing,” was placed in perpetuity in the Indie 500 Museum, Speedway, Indiana.

Growing up on the Great Lakes, Pete became an expert sailor, is a graduate of The Sea School Of The Sea, held a USCG Captain License, Ocean Master, Power and Sail, was sailing instructor at The Chapman School of Seamanship, and was proud owner of the 42’ aux. ketch, “Pendancing.”

He is Past Director, Vero Beach ( FL ) Rotary, Past President, The Hundred Club of Indian River County ( FL ), former member Riomar Bay Yacht Club ( FL ) and a USAFR Veteran.

By the early 1990’s, Pete was a full time novelist. First novel won the Florida Space Coast Writers’ Guild and Brevard College sponsored 1996 Florida Writers’ Conference, First Place for unpublished long fiction. May 18, 2020, his newly released romance thriller, The Latitude, published by Black Rose Writing of Texas, was named a Finalist Honoree in the 2020 Eric Hoffer International Literary Book Awards, having placed in the top 10% of all fiction nominees. June, 2023, The Latitude was named WINNER 2023 IndieReader Discovery Award and WINNER of The LiteraryTitan Award. The Latitude is available at Vero Beach Book Center ( FL ) and at all bookstores and online venues, hard and soft print and ebook, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books. His newest novel, The Last Floridian, also published by Black Rose Writing will be early-released for pre orders December 12th and released December 21, 2023.

He is a member Florida Writers Association and continues to make his home in Vero Beach, Florida.

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