Peter Viney lives in Poole in the UK and has been a full-time author and teacher trainer since 1980. He has conducted teacher-training workshops all over the world and is an experienced writer of ELT materials for lower-level learners.

Peter Viney is the co-author of several courses for Oxford University Press, including In English, Streamline English, Grapevine, and Handshake, and the co-series editor of the Storylines series of graded readers. He is also the co-author of a number of video series, including Streamline English Video, Mystery Tour, Grapevine, English Channel, and the ELT adaptations of the Wallace and Gromit™ films The Wrong Trousers™, A Close Shave™, and most recently A Grand Day Out™.

Peter has adapted many of these materials into American English, including New American Streamline and Main Street, and is co-author of the video Only in America.