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About White Bone by Ridley Pearson
When ex–military contractor John Knox receives a text from partner Grace Chu warning that she fears her cover may have been blown while on assignment, he jumps into action. Knox must locate her overseas handlers, convince them of the threat, and then attempt to retrace the well-hidden steps of a woman who had been attempting to determine how one million euros’ worth of AIDS vaccine disappeared, all while eluding angry poachers on a parallel trail. (more…)
Read to your kids!
In 2004 Mitchell was 7, and Evan was 4. Virginia and I have always read to our kids, but that year a new tradition was born, thanks to our friends Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry, for that was the year that Peter and the Starcatchers arrived.
Each evening we read to them from the Peter Pan prequel, and soon our home echoed with the sound of young voices . . . “Just one more chapter Dad, pleasssssse.” We have read many books since then, most notably Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, and Peter and the Sword of Mercy.
A couple of weeks ago when we received The Bridge to Neverland, I asked the boys if they wanted to read it together, and they quickly beat a path to our bed, pillows in hand, eagerly waiting for the adventure to begin. At 14 and 11, I half expected them to have better things to do than have their old man read a fairy tale to them, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Many thanks to Ridley and Dave for keeping the dream alive.
Read to your kids, lifelong memories will be created!
I first met Ridley Pearson in 1988 on his tour for Undercurrents, as he, along with Lou Boldt and Daphne Matthews, made there way to Tower Books in east Portland. It was my first author signing and I was electrified as I stood in line waiting for him to sign my lone copy of Undercurrents. I still have that book. He inscribed it, “To John, watch out for The Angel Maker, Ridley Pearson.” From that day forward I have been a book collector, and as such have every book he has written since.
Boldt and Matthews became regular visitors to my house each year. In off years they would send others in their place, sometimes Chris Klick and more recently Walt Fleming. There was even an odd visit one year by Ellen Rimbauer.
The excitement grew to a fever pitch when Peter and the Starcatchers reached our home. Mitchell was 7 at the time and Evan had just turned 4. Every evening we would read from “Starcatchers.” The conclusion of each night’s reading you could hear the echo of young boy voices “one more chapter dad!” We read the sequels in the same way, as Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, and Peter and the Sword of Mercy finally arrived.
Ridley with co-author Dave Barry
The boys are older now, (more…)
VJ Books has received: Yann Martel – Beatrice and Virgil, Ben Bova – The Hittite, Ridley Pearson – Kingdom Keepers 3: Disney in Shadow, Jonathan Kellerman – Deception, Stephen Cannell – The Pallbearers, Alafair Burke – 212, Ellen Horan – 31 Bond Street, and Junius Podrug – Feathered Serpent 2012.