Peter Newland is an American writer, martial artist, and instructor. He was born in Indiana, and grew up in New Mexico and Arizona. He has lived in a ghost town, two big cities and several small towns. He has written poetry, songs, short stories, scripts and teleplays, and is working on two projects in gaming. When not working on creative projects, he is parenting or designing new workouts for himself or others as a personal trainer and metabolic conditioning coach. He currently lives in the southwestern US with his wife, two children, their cats, and a dog.