Pete Peterson

Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.

Convene the Hutchmoot (2018)

By Pete Peterson

The food is cooking. The sessions are set. The soundcheck is underway. Folders are printed. Art and books and other fine wares are on display. Surprises are in store. There’s a Hutchmoot at hand.

Travel safely. Arrive in good cheer. We’re going to have a fine weekend. Read More ›

Welcome to The Rabbit Room Podcast Network

By Pete Peterson

Believe it or not, the Rabbit Room Podcast aired its first episode a decade ago, way back in 2008. In those ten years, it’s covered a LOT of territory, from sermons to movie reviews to cautionary tales about cassowaries. And while we’ve always loved the podcast, we’ve always felt it was a little unfocused, often trying to be too many things at once. At the same time, we’ve noticed around us a wealth of ideas just begging to grow into fully-realized podcasts of their own. So we’re putting the Rabbit Room Podcast itself out to pasture, but this isn’t a death, it’s an evolution. Welcome to the Rabbit Room Podcast Network.

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Frankenstein: The Scary Part

By Pete Peterson

Today we begin the closing weekend of Frankenstein with five final performances. It’s been a ton of fun to watch this show get to its feet and learn to run.

I’m at Lipscomb University this morning, about to walk in and talk to a group of students about theater, and as I do so, I’m overwhelmed by how lucky I am that I get to do this kind of work. The experience of writing a story and then seeing it incarnated in three dimensions on a stage is surreal. Read More ›

Review: Rebecca Reynolds’ Courage, Dear Heart

By Pete Peterson

I’m a slow reader, and it’s rare that a writer comes along with a voice so captivating that I can’t stop reading. I finished this one in less than 24 hours (a real feat for me), and I’m just about to slip it onto my shelf of favorites right in between what I consider its spiritual forebears: Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, and Robert Farrar Capon’s The Supper of the Lamb. Read More ›

Hutchmoot 2018 Presents: Andrew Peterson’s Resurrection Letters & The Tokens Show

By Pete Peterson

We’re proud to announce that Hutchmoot 2018 will feature not one but TWO incredible events. On Thursday, October 4th, Hutchmoot will host Andrew Peterson’s Resurrection Letters live with a full band. This show is free to Hutchmoot registrants and a limited number of seats are available to the public. Read More ›

The Molehill, Vol. 5: A Mountaintop View

By Pete Peterson

Each time I set out to put together a volume of The Molehill, I’m faced with a mystery. You see, unlike many magazines or journals, this isn’t a collection compiled according to a theme. There are few boundaries for what goes in and what stays out. “What are you looking for,” writers ask. I tell them to submit anything they’ve got; I’ll know it when I see it. But that itself is not the mystery. The mystery is that in an anthology of work that has no binding theme, a theme inevitably emerges.  Read More ›

Introducing a Rabbit Room Comic Strip: Rabbit Trails

By Pete Peterson

Like me, some of you are old enough to remember the “funny papers.” There’s not a lot I miss about reading a daily paper, but I do miss the comics, and especially on Sundays. Back in the now-hallowed ’80s we’d wander home from church and sit on the porch ruffling through the full-color pages in search of Peanuts, Calvin & Hobbes, The Far Side, and B. C. while waiting for the pot roast and mashed potatoes to hit the table. I miss that. And what is Silly-Putty even for without the funny papers? Read More ›

Release the Sea Dragons!

By Pete Peterson

When Andrew Peterson and Chris Wall began talking about turning the Wingfeather books into an animated series, I remember thinking, Wow, that’s a great idea—but let’s be serious guys…

Two years later, here we are premiering the animated short film (both pilot and proof-of-concept) and it’s everything I hoped it would be and more. Read More ›

Giving Tuesday and the Future of the Rabbit Room

By Pete Peterson

Giving Tuesday is a perfect opportunity to begin a Rabbit Room Membership!

Your donations are an important part of helping the Rabbit Room continue its mission of Read More ›

A Liturgy for Feasting, and Other Means of Thanks

By Pete Peterson

Happy Thanksgiving, folks! We’re thankful for all of you and want to offer a few words and songs you might find useful during today’s festivities. Now turn off your phones and computers and feast (right after you read this post). Read More ›

Trailer: The Wingfeather Saga

By Pete Peterson

This animated short has been a long time in the making. Most people wouldn’t believe the amount of work that goes into something like this, and what Andrew and Chris Wall and the team have created here is something really amazing. Every frame is a living painting. Read More ›

Every Moment Holy: Release Event

By Pete Peterson

On Tuesday, November 14th, at 7:30pm at The Well Coffeehouse (on Granny White Pike across from Lipscomb University), we’ll be celebrating the release of Every Moment Holy with a special event. Read More ›