Randy D Pearson
My creativity and love for the written word came about at a very early age. As a child, I wrote my own comic strip series called The Weirdos, starring Hic and Bunyan. Recently, I came across the first story I ever wrote, a cartoon book entitled, The Adventures of Marvin and Randy, that I concocted at age nine as a birthday gift for my father. From there, I began writing creative fiction and the occasional essay on my Atari 800 home computer.
Over my many years writing fiction, I have won several national writing contests, and received honorable mention in an international contest in 2005. I also received honorable mention in 1986 for a novella I wrote a couple years earlier and had “published” on my computer bulletin board system (BBS, the precursor to the Internet). This tale, a ghost story from the ghost’s point of view, is something my mother is convinced was stolen off my BBS and turned into the Patrick Swayze/Demi Moore movie Ghost. (I don’t buy it, but it’s my mom… what’s a son to do?)
Driving Crazy, my debut novel, was self-published in 2010, then picked up by Tate Publishing in 2015 for nationwide release beginning 6/16/2015. In addition to this humorous novel, my work has been published in all three of the Writing at the Ledges anthologies, Small Towns: A Map in Words and Seasons of Life, and Voices from the Ledges, as well as Pets Across America III, Washington Square Review 2011, and Fiction 440 Volume 1. I also have an article about Pinball Pete’s that appeared in Retrocade Magazine in 2012. My next novel, Trac Brothers, is currently in production.
If you would like to contact me, my email address is RandyP1111@yahoo.com