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Pete Peterson

editor, author

A. S. "Pete" Peterson is the managing editor of the Rabbit Room and Rabbit Room Press, as well as the author of the historical adventure novels The Fiddler's Gun and Fiddler's Green.

Song of the Day Interview: Randall Goodgame

Besides being a Rabbit Room contributor, Randy Goodgame is a member of both the Square Peg Alliance and the Brite Revolution.  He’s also been a friend of mine for many years and is one of my favorite songwriters.  Recently, he’s made some important decisions in order to refocus the direction of his career and he [...]

The Hard Part (V)

I’ve been editing The Fiddler’s Gun for the last month or so and in my spare time I’ve put together a website that I hope to use to provide some further insight into the publishing process.  It’s a work in progress but I think I’ve got it looking and working well enough to call it [...]

The New Kindle

For the last few years there has been a lot of speculation about the future of publishing.  The downturn of the economy coupled with the already in-decline publishing industry has been the impetus for all sorts of debate about the rise of self-publishing, the viability of on-demand publishing, the madness of digital rights management, and [...]

The Hard Part (IV)

I haven’t written an update to this series of posts in far too long.  For those that don’t remember, which is probably everyone, the posts (part I, part II, and part III) were about the process of publishing a novel I’ve been working on for the last six or seven years.

I did eventually find an [...]

Watchmen: In Motion

I read Watchmen some fifteen or twenty years ago when I was basically just a kid and remember almost nothing about it. What I do remember is that I was expecting something on the order of Batman, or Superman or The X-Men and it certainly wasn’t anything like that. Unfortunately, despite seeing it [...]

Elizabeth Gilbert on the Creative Process

I stumbled onto this wonderfully engaging talk by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the bestselling Eat, Pray, Love, that bears a lot of truth about how important it is to acknowledge that the source of our creative gifts are not always within us but without.  Anyone who writes, paints, sings, dances or otherwise engages in the [...]

Wall-E + Coldplay = ?

I’m sure everyone has heard some reference to the eerie coupling of music and film evidenced by joining Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon with The Wizard of Oz.  If you haven’t, let me give you a brief introduction: get Dark Side of the Moon ready on your music player of choice and at [...]

The Sacrificial Ram

In one of the early scenes of The Wrestler, Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) shows off his scars as Cassidy the stripper (Marisa Tomei) responds with sympathy by whispering, “He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brings us peace is upon him and by his wounds [...]

Called Out of Darkness

Some twenty-years ago a friend gave me a book called The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice.  It’s a lushly written tale about man involuntarily damned to an eternity outside salvation and his struggle to define his own morality in a world he believes is beyond the reach of God.  He’s a rebel, a braggart, and [...]

Viva La Vida

I have an aversion to anything that’s the subject of too much hype or popularity.  Such things are suspect and regarded with narrowed-eyes for a long time before I feel comfortable giving them any objective consideration.  Sometimes this hesitation serves me well, The DaVinci Code for example—groundbreaking and controversial, right?  The real story: old news [...]