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Ridley Pearson

Biography

Ridley Pearson

Ridley Pearson is a New York Times bestselling author with more than 40 novels published in 22 languages in 70 countries. He has had his novels adapted to both network television and the stage. He has also co-produced and written documentaries for television. Ridley has appeared on the "Today Show," "Good Morning America," "Craig Ferguson," CNN, the BBC, NPR, and has been reviewed in major newspapers around the world.

Ridley began his career as a singer/songwriter for an acoustic rock band and spent nearly a decade on the road.  Today, he continues his music as a founding member of The Rockbottom Remainders, a '60s rock 'n roll band featuring bestselling authors.

Following attendance at Kansas University and Brown University, Ridley’s songwriting led to script writing, and script writing to novels.  His first work, NEVER LOOK BACK, was published in 1985. In 1991, Ridley was the first American to serve as the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellow in Detective Fiction at Wadham College, Oxford University, England. In 2008, he was a visiting professor in the College Of International Language and Literature at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Raised in Riverside, Connecticut, Ridley, his wife, Marcelle, and their two daughters currently divide their time between the Midwest and the Northern Rockies.

Ridley Pearson

Books by Ridley Pearson

by Ridley Pearson - Children (Ages 8-10), Children (Ages 9-12), Children's, Fantasy

Deception and betrayal rock the Kingdom Keepers as the merciless group of Disney villains known as the Overtakers stage an unexpected comeback. But a discovery by the Keepers provides them with one hope of victory-a lost icon. It was believed to be gone forever. The Keepers have one last chance to preserve the heart of the Kingdom-Disneyland-from a terrifying destruction decades in the making.

by Ridley Pearson - Action Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery

As the five Kingdom Keepers enter high school, everything is about to change. The Maintenance Base that controls all four parks in Disney World is under attack by the Overtakers, a group determined to change Disney forever. Relationships between the Keepers are no longer as simple as they once were. In fact, nothing is as simple as it once was.

by Ridley Pearson - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

For the five teens who modeled as Disney Hologram Imaging hosts, life is beginning to settle down when an intriguing video arrives to Philby's computer at school. It's a call for action: the Overtakers, a group of Disney villains, seem to be plotting to attempt a rescue of two of their leaders, both of whom the Disney Imagineers have hidden away somewhere following a violent encounter in Epcot.

by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson - Adventure, Children's, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

One afternoon, Aidan and Sarah Cooper discover a mysterious coded document in a secret compartment of an antique English desk their father recently bought at an auction. The document seems to be referring to some books she has read --- the Starcatchers series, about the origin of Peter Pan.