Thriller author and screenwriter Ridley Pearson, who also has teamed up with Dave Barry for a series of prequels to Peter Pan, was born today in Glencove, New York, in 1953. I once attended a delightful Texas Book and Author Dinner where Pearson and Barry appeared in fetching pirate hats. Coming from Pearson, appropriately in August: Killer Summer.
In addition, Pearson and Barry are members of the extremely loud band The Rock Bottom Remainders. Go here for Pearson's performance of "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere."