My son and I have been really excited to meet Rick Riordan now that he moved to Boston. Our first opportunity was at the MegaAwesome Author Event one town over. Rick was speaking along with three other authors: Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keepers, Peter and the Star Catchers), Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl), and Jonathan Stroud (Bartimaeus).
We were clearly here for Rick Riordan but the marketing genius of Disney was such that we would walk away in love with three more authors. (Percy Jackson is published by Hyperion which is owned by Disney). Because the other three authors truly were Mega Awesome as promised, I am going to do a four post series on each of them. Today, I want you to meet Ridley Pearson as I did.
Yes, here we are together in the mega long line in order to get our books and enter the auditorium. Ridley walked up and down the line to introduce himself to the kids in line, apologizing that he, in fact, was not Rick Riordan. What a nice thing to do. There wasn’t a book signing line, so this was the only personal interaction with all four authors at the event. Kudos to Ridley for taking time to meet the kids!
His books were on display and signed copies of Kingdom Keepers sold out that day.
Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider by Ridley Pearson
Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson
Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game by Ridley Pearson
Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play by Ridley Pearson
Kingdom Keepers III: Disney in Shadow by Ridley Pearson
Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn by Ridley Pearson
Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson
In truth because my two oldest are girls, I had only heard of Peter and the Star Catchers which Grasshopper and Sensei had read in 5th grade and loved.
Peter and the Starcatchers by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (Peter and the Starcatchers) by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry
Peter and the Shadow Thieves (Peter and the Starcatchers) by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry
Now, let’s meet Ridley Scott!
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