R.W. Peake

About me

I am a 53 year old retired Infantry Marine, born and raised in Texas and currently living on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. I have been writing since my first novel, written at the age of 10, when my friends and yours truly fought off the Soviet hordes, who just happened to pick my block to launch their invasion. That was their big mistake. But like a lot of dreams, it got sidetracked until recently, when I decided to focus my passion on an era and subject that interested me a great deal. Like my characters in Ancient Rome, I have served as the pointy tip of the spear of our nation’s policy, and it is with this perspective that I tell the story of Titus Pullus and his friends.

In November, the second in the series, Marching With Caesar-Civil War was released, and will be followed by Marching With Caesar-Antony and Cleopatra in February of 2013.

From my website

Mock Combat In Ancient Rome

Note: Although my books tend to be longer than average, that doesn’t mean that I don’t remove sections before I publish. Sometimes it’s strictly for considerations of space; a couple of times it’s been because my advance readers didn’t think it added to the story.  This excerpt from the Marching With…

All Roads DO Lead to Rome (Or How Ken Follett Changed My Life)

Now that I’m more or less back from my self-imposed break, I’ve been kicking around what to write about. One of the first things I read and retained among the avalanche of “wisdom”, guidance, suggestions and, in a few cases, demands by writers with more experience and expertise than I…

Saying Goodbye to Titus Pullus

Now that I’ve just released the last installment of Titus Pullus’ story, Marching With Caesar®-Final Campaign, I can talk about what turned out to be a very difficult process that I know other authors have gone through, saying goodbye to a beloved character. In my case, whenever I would read accounts by…

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