Peter Jones started professional life as a particularly rubbish Graphic Designer, followed by a stint as a mediocre Petrol Pump Attendant. After that he got embroiled in the murky world of credit cards until a freak accident with a zip zap machine (remember those?) restructured his DNA at the molecular level and gave him entrepreneurial powers.
Now, Peter spends his days – most of them anyway – writing. Peter lives just a few miles outside London with his cat. From his window he can see France and the Eiffel Tower. Or is that Canvey Island Oil Refinery? Hmmmm.
He doesn’t own a large departmental store and probably isn’t the same guy you’ve seen on the TV show Dragons’ Den.

How to do Everything and be Happy

Peter Jones was once a normal guy. Sometimes frustrated, often dissatisfied, but always working hard towards a ‘happily ever after’ he would share with his wife Kate.

But when Kate died in Peter’s arms after just 2 years and 3 months of marriage, he realised his days had been spent working towards a fantasy, instead of making every hour count. Alone and at rock bottom, Peter discovered that the secret to happiness is simple: it’s about filling your time with the things that make you happy.

If you’ve got a brain in your head, if you can pick up a pen, if you’ve got half an idea about what makes you smile, this book will show you how to be happy.

Peter’s ideas are born from hard-won experience. Like Boxing Day, originally a day Peter and Kate spent together, without plans or restrictions, as an antidote to the chaos of Christmas. When Kate passed away, Peter continued the tradition by himself, doing whatever came to mind: it turned out to be the most refreshing, relaxing and fulfilling few hours he’d ever had. And its effects could be felt throughout the rest of the month.

Practical, amusing and mumbo-jumbo free, How To Do Everything And Be Happy is a book for ordinary people with ordinary lives who just want to feel and be that little bit happier.

Originally self published as an e book on Amazon, Peter’s book has clearly struck a chord and has consistently remained among the top selling self help e books on Amazon, rivalling more established authors in the genre.

How To Do Everything And Be Happy was published in 2013.
You can find out more about Peter Jones, his books, speaking engagements & workshops, at

Rights information:

UK Publisher: HarperCollins,
English Language Audio: Audible
All other rights: HarperCollins except;

Film and TV rights: Lindsay Literary Agency
Audio translation: Lindsay Literary Agency