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Dave Barry

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Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist whose column appears in more than five hundred newspapers in the USA and abroad. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Boogers Are My Beat, Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys and Big Trouble, several of which have been adapted for cinema and TV. Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson are longtime friends, but Peter and the Starcatchers is their first writing collaboration and their first foray into children’s literature. The inspiration for the Peter Pan sequel came when Ridley's daughter asked him how Peter and Captain Hook met. "Immediately I knew what I was going to write next," says Ridley, who asked Dave if he wanted to collaborate. "It was the easiest book I've ever had to explain - the story of how Peter came to be, how he got his start as a kid who is going to become a legend." Dave and Ridley not only write together, they also play together – in a band, that is. Dave plays lead guitar and Ridley plays bass guitar in the literary all-star garage band, the Rock Bottom Remainders. The band comprises some of America's most popular writers, including Stephen King, Scott Turow, Amy Tan and Mitch Albom. Dave lives in Miami, USA, with his wife, Michelle, a sports writer, and his children, Rob and Sophie.

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