Monday, May 3, 2010

Ridley Pearson

Ridley Pearson was a pleasure to host – a real entertainer, he had his audience enthralled from the first moment. He accompanied his talk with slides from Disneyland, telling people how he researched his books, how he got his ideas, all the great places he got to see in the park in the name of research, how he got Disney lawyers to agree to some of his plot lines. He told stories with Dave Barry, and stories of the band he plays with (the Rock Bottom Remainders), and just never stayed still.

A very funny man, he made every one of the 60 plus people in the audience want to read his books. He plugged independent bookstores constantly and reading in general. He signed every book, posed for pictures - as I said, a pleasure to host.

Here he is talking about his Kingdom Keepers series:


La Coccinelle said...

Haven't read any of his books... yet. I've got Peter and the Starcatchers in my TBR pile.

Bookgeek said...

I love the Peter and the Starcatchers series. Hope you like it as much.