Peter B. Germano was an American author of short stories, novels, and television scripts, who wrote under the pen name Barry Cord, among others. He began his career with short stories. He wrote articles documenting the Marines in World War II as a combat correspondent. He wrote novels, most of which were westerns, but also wrote science fiction. And, as television became ever-present in American culture, Peter wrote numerous television scripts for western, science-fiction, drama, and cartoon series.