http://www.nobullying.com Peter C. Bradbury was born and raised in Shaw, near to Oldham and Manchester, United Kingdom. For most of his working life he has been a butler, working for very wealthy people in England and in the United States. Married to his wife Debbie, Peter currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has family remaining in England and others residing in Florida and Northern California. So he travels the nation and abroad a decent amount of time. Mr. Bradbury began writing when folks continuously asked him what life was like as a butler. His first novel "Stonebridge Manor" is about the life of a butler and has received positive reviews since then. His second novel, "Prospects," concerns another form of lovelorn dilemma -- the serial rapist/murderer and his title receives excellent reviews from readership. He talks to NoBullying.com's Founder, Ciaran Connolly on taking a closer look at Bullying.
The interview starts with these questions:
Peter Bradbury: My name is Peter Bradbury. I write under the name Peter C. Bradbury. I was born north east of Manchester in a town called Oldham and I was raised in a smaller town called Shaw. I lived most of my first 18 years there and then I started moving away from home for summer periods. During that time, I was working in like hotels and restaurants around UK and even then I went to Jersey one time, but when I was 30 I was kind of skipping because I never really knew what I wanted to do, but when I was 30 with a bit of background in hotels and restaurants, I decided to become a butler and I went to London and did a course and things and then I started work as an actual butler working in big farms in the UK mainly in England and I was very good at it. I was single.
My family referred to me as a confirmed bachelor, but in 1994 I travelled to The States here in San Francisco to watch some of the ‘94 world cup and on my last night here, I met my future wife just in a little bar just a couple of blocks away of the motel that me and my friend who is a butler who is the actual guy who taught me. He came over with me. This was our second visit to the US. Anyway, like I said, I met my wife in that bar and a few month later, she came over to England and we got married. As I said after, it was back in ‘94 that I moved back with her to US here to San Francisco. Now, just I live north of San Francisco in a little place called Rio Vista which is kind of in between San Francisco and Sacramento. I spent 10 years in Dallas working for a family but in the recent years I had a couple of bad experiences with jobs.
My mother in law go very sick and we had to put her in a nursing home and with the health insurance being as it is here it kind of ruined my credit and before I noticed, everything was going out of the window. So, now I can’t get a job because I got lousy credit which is ridiculous. So, I have been writing for the last few years. The recent book which has just been published called ‘Consequences’. Here’s what it tells I have a grandson in Florida. This grandson is autistic but because of where he lives, he has to go to a regular school a regular high school. There are no special high schools and he is just being bullied perpetually and his parents have complained, his siblings had complained but nobody does anything to help him and it just carries on and carries on.
So, I got talking to several people and it is pretty normal. Only 4% is the percent of bullying that ever gets reported by the teachers. So, it inspired the book and I made it into a novel because people don’t really like true stories. They do read them but they will read a novel if you making it entertaining. So, I write about this young guy who went through school and even into work just being bullied and he asks for help but nobody does. So, when he is able, he seek revenge from those who have done him wrong and they refuses to apologize to. He doesn’t do it legally but he didn’t really care about that which I think happens a lot with bullied kids and adults. They get to a point where they have just had enough. They can’t take it anymore and that’s what happened to him. He can’t take it anymore and he wants to get back at them because they didn’t apologize. So, along the way, he started toning down his revenge and he started to help other people legally and he finds a life for himself he never thought he would and that’s basically the book. I just wanted to get people’s attention to notice how we treat people and I called it Consequences because if you treat people wrongly, there may be consequences and that’s how I came up with the title and I think that’s true and that is the book.
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