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Ridley Pearson

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Ridley Pearson is a bestselling crime novelist whose work includes The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, The First Victim and Parallel Lies. In 1991 he was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry 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." Ridley and Dave not only write together, they also play together – in a band, that is. Ridley plays bass guitar and Dave plays lead 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. Ridley lives with his wife, Marcelle, and their two daughters Paige and Storey, dividing their time between the Northern Rockies and the Midwest, USA.

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