I'm a Cornwall-based writer. You may have seen my book, Notes from a Cornish Shed, which was published at the end of 2013. It’s a collection of my columns from Cornwall Today magazine, in which I waffle on about a surprisingly wide range of subjects, from the quintessential smell of summer to why the sea is overrated. I’m often going on about how things aren’t as good as they used to be, but usually end up concluding that it's probably not as bad as all that.
'Pete Cross' books are delightful -
he has a poetic and wry take on life and all he observes'
- Alison Barrow,
Shadows in the Sky was published in 2007 and won the Waterstones Holyer an Gof Special Prize. It’s a fictionalized account of the return of Cornwall’s sacred bird, aimed at children, but surprisingly popular with adults too (Chris Packham really likes it).
'I loved this book'
-Neil Oliver, BBC Coast
Over the years I’ve also contributed
to publications like The Times,
The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.