Peter Ames CarlinPeter Ames Carlin is a writer and the author of several books, including BRUCE, a biography of Bruce Springsteen published in October, 2012. Carlin has also been a free-lance journalist, a senior writer at People in New York City, and a television columnist and feature writer at The Oregonian in Portland. A regular speaker on music, art and popular culture, Carlin lives in Portland, Ore., with his wife and three children. He is now at work on a book about the musician Paul Simon, to be published by Henry Holt & Co in 2016.