Ridley Pearson is the best-selling author of 25 crime novels. His first ambition, however, was to be a musician, and he spent most of his twenties writing and performing folk rock. His novels include Killer Summer and Killer View, as well as The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, which was made into a made-for television movie. Pearson has also written a dozen novels for younger readers including the Kingdom Keepers series and the Peter and the Starcatchers series (co-written with Dave Barry) which is being developed for the stage by Disney Theatrical. In his free time, he plays bass guitar with the Rock Bottom Remainders, along with authors Greg Iles, Dave Barry, Stephen King, Amy Tan and Mitch Albom.