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.


Forge the Ring, Pass the Soup

By Pete Peterson

I’ve read the Lord of the Rings so many times I have sizable swaths of it memorized. It doesn’t require much to get me reciting lines about the sound of horns echoing dimly in dark Mindolluin’s sides, or to call out a foul dwimmerlaik for his deeds and trespasses. I’ve loved Tolkien since I first read him. I always will. And I know I’m not alone.

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Here’s to Whatever Comes Next

By Pete Peterson

Today, with a mixture of sadness and joy, we announce that Drew Miller is stepping away from his position as Content Developer for the Rabbit Room. Our sadness is the natural result of waving goodbye to a teammate, and the joy is our right and proper acknowledgement of the many ways we’ve seen him grow while he’s been with us and our hope for what the future has in store for him.

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Postcards Along the Way (Mile 18)

By Pete Peterson

Jennifer and I are taking something of a sabbatical this month and walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500+ mile pilgrimage from France, across northern Spain, to Santiago de Compostela, the traditional resting place of St. James. I’m writing a bit about the experience along the way.

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Meet the Cast of The Hiding Place

By Pete Peterson

We’ve pulled together an incredible group of actors for our new production of The Hiding Place, and today I’m thrilled to be able to introduce you to some of the folks on the team.

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Postcards Along the Way (Mile 5.1)

By Pete Peterson

Jennifer and I are taking something of a sabbatical this month and walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500+ mile pilgrimage from France, across northern Spain, to Santiago de Compostela, the traditional resting place of St. James. I’m writing a bit about the experience along the way.

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Postcards Along the Way (Mile 0)

By Pete Peterson

Jennifer and I are taking something of a sabbatical this month and walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500+ mile pilgrimage from France, across northern Spain, to Santiago de Compostela, the traditional resting place of St. James. I’m writing a bit about the experience along the way.

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Rabbit Room Theatre Presents: THE HIDING PLACE

By Pete Peterson

It’s been a long time coming, but today I finally get to unveil the Rabbit Room’s newest program: Rabbit Room Theatre. And on June 30th, 2022, we will launch headlong into our fresh, newly-imagined production of Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place.

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Welcoming our New Director of Operations: Andy Patton

By Pete Peterson

The Rabbit Room team has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years, and today we’re delighted to announce that this strange little organism of ours has sprouted a new limb in the form of Andy Patton, our newly minted Director of Operations.

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I’m Sick of This (On Writing “The Oracle of Philadelphia”)

By Pete Peterson

[Editor’s note: In celebration of the print release of Pete Peterson’s “The Oracle of Philadelphia,” we share with you a piece from Pete originally published on the Rabbit Room blog in 2014 which narrates the frustration and reward of the writing process. Enjoy!]

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Why Black Friday?

By Pete Peterson

[Editor’s note: Black Friday is upon us even sooner than usual this year (in order to compensate for supply chain issues), along with its all-too-familiar sense of moral conflict. Many of us are asking questions like, “To what degree can I participate in this without selling my soul to American consumerism?” Well, great question. A couple years ago, Executive Director Pete Peterson wrote a helpful post exploring some of those tensions and why the Rabbit Room chooses to participate in Black Friday. We’re re-sharing it here, along with some of the deals that we are offering this year in the Rabbit Room Store.]

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Coming Soon: The River Fox

By Pete Peterson

Five or six years ago, I joined Jonny Jimison’s Patreon page. If I remember correctly, he’d committed to redrawing his Dragon Lord Saga in color (having published books one and two in black and white), and the patreon was a way of inviting his readers into the process.

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Fare Forward, Thomas McKenzie

By Pete Peterson

For more than a decade, Thomas McKenzie was a beloved member of the Nashville community (and far, far beyond). Yesterday, on August 23rd, 2021, he was killed in an interstate crash along with his oldest daughter, Charlie (Ella).

This loss is unreal and unfathomable to many of us. He was husband to Laura, father to Charlie (Ella) and Sophie, pastor to the Church of the Redeemer in Nashville, author of books beloved to many, speaker at nearly every Hutchmoot, lover of stories (especially movies), lover of the Body of Christ the Church, and my favorite person on earth from whom to hear the Gospel preached. He was also my dear friend. He was the reason I met my wife, and he married us.

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