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Professor and best-selling author Ridley Pearson pens a new book for young readers

Ridley Pearson, Professor of the Practice in the Creative Writing Program, published his sixty-first novel, “Disney Cautionary Tales,” a collection of “scary” short stories for young readers. The book centers on well-known Disney villains, giving their stories new twists and turns.

Pearson, an Edgar-nominee and a #1 New York Times bestselling author, wrote more than 50 award-winning suspense and young adult adventure novels. Pearson also plays bass guitar in an all-author rock band comprised of other bestselling writers, including Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Mitch Album, Scott Turow, Greg Iles, and occasionally, Stephen King. The Rockbottom Remainders, has raised over 2.5 million dollars for various non-profits.