Peter A. Schoemann is married to fellow lawyer Christine Eckstein. After living for two years on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., Christine and Peter moved back to their childhood home of Florida, where they’ve spent the last two decades raising their four wonderful children.

In his spare time, when he’s not helping clients with their businesses or writing, Peter and his family teach taekwondo to children with special needs and enjoy outings to Disney World and Universal.

Recently, his older son, David, chose communications as his major. They are now co-writing the remaining stories in the Project RM Series.

The Story Behind Project RM and its Author

Act on Inspiration

Since the moment I met her, my wife has taught me if you want something go for it. If you’re inspired by something, act on it. This philosophy has served our family well. Acting on inspiration doesn’t ensure success. But you can’t succeed if you don’t act. That’s why, when the inspiration for Project RM struck me, I immediately began writing.

What if?

During lunch one day in February 2010, I sat at my desk reading a sports or some other news article. Suddenly, a thought popped into my head. What if an extinction level event were to occur? This is not my regular thought process, but a story began to form.

What if in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis the government had created a secret society of Renaissance men and women who could maintain civilization if such an event could not be prevented? Without them, any survivors likely would lose many advances we consider essential-power, medicine, food and water distribution, security, etc. They’d be thrown back into the dark ages.

A story about the son of two of these RMs flowed through my head. I knew immediately this was a story that had to be written. I’ve taken the last eight years to transform my legal writing into novel writing. Through the ups and downs, I’ve never wavered. This story has to be told.

The Future

The story only begins with Project Renaissance Man and Project RM: Genesis, the prequel short story. We plan to release two more Project RM novels, continuing the coming of age story of Matthew Cane. We also plan to release seven more short stories in the Genesis series. The eight Cold War serials will combine to form the prequel about the beginnings of Project RM.

With three of my children interested in telling stories through books and animation, Project RM has become the launching pad for Eck-Schoe Productions and Publications, LLC. My dream is for Eck-Schoe to be there for them long after I retire.