Ridley Pearson http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Author Ridley Pearson On Poaching, Publishing And His New Book 'The Red Room' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-author-ridley-pearson-poaching-publishing-and-his-new-book-red-room <p>St. Louis author Ridley Pearson is no stranger to the <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller List. But in writing his books (of which there are many) he aspires to more than popularity.</p><p>“I try to always put a social issue under my novels without getting on a soap box so that when you end my novel there’s also something you want to go Google or go learn about,” said Pearson. By introducing his readers to social issues such as poaching or the illegal art trade, he hopes he inspires his readers to get involved, talk to their senators or donate money to a good cause.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:12:04 +0000 Camille Phillips 37257 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Author Ridley Pearson On Poaching, Publishing And His New Book 'The Red Room' "Peter and the Starcatcher" Makes Its Way To The Peabody http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/peter-and-starcatcher-makes-its-way-peabody <p>After a Tony-winning run on Broadway, “Peter and the Starcatcher” is currently on tour, with a stop in St. Louis next weekend. &nbsp;The musical play is a prequel to Peter Pan that tells the story of how Peter Pan became “the boy who never grew up.”</p><p>Playwright Rick Elice adapted the play from the book “Peter and the Starcatchers,” which was co-written by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:08:46 +0000 Camille Phillips 34080 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org "Peter and the Starcatcher" Makes Its Way To The Peabody