Peter Counter

Peter Counter standing in front of a wall

Peter Counter is a writer exploring ideas of faith, violence, horror, identity, and memory though criticism, creative nonfiction, and playwriting. His debut essay collection Be Scared of Everything: Horror Essays was published with Invisible Publishing. His follow-up collection, How to Restore a Timeline: On Violence and Memory, was published by House of Anansi Press. Peter lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, with his spouse, two cats, and his family Ouija board. Find more of his writing at

Cover image includes a hand-lettered title, Be Scared of Everything: Horror Essays and author name, Peter Counter. Text is centered against a blue background, and surrounded by white and bright green line drawings of occult and horror-related symbols.