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.


Oasis Audio & Rabbit Room Press Join Forces

By Pete Peterson

In the past couple of years, we’ve enjoyed working with Oasis Audio to bring a number of Rabbit Room Press titles to the audiobook format. Just this year we’ve seen the releases of Henry & the Chalk Dragon (read by Rebecca Reynolds), Every Moment Holy, Vol. 1 (read by Fernando Ortega & Rebecca Reynolds), The Door on Half-Bald Hill (read by Robert Hook, Janet Devlin and Nigel Patterson), and my own stage adaptation of Frankenstein, which was nominated for an Audie Award for Best Audio Drama thanks to the great work of the Oasis team and the incredible cast of actors.

Read More ›

Video: He Is Risen!

By Pete Peterson

[Editor’s note: This post was originally written and shared last year, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.]

My favorite moment of the entire church year is Easter Sunday. I love standing in the packed sanctuary and hearing the congregation proclaim “He is risen indeed” like a peal of thunder. But this year we don’t get to do that, and no live-streamed church service can adequately replicate that moment.

Read More ›

Welcome to the Rabbit Room Board!

By Pete Peterson

Five years ago, the Rabbit Room restructured as a 501(c)3 non-profit and one of the great benefits of that decision was the formation of the Board of Directors, a group of people that generously donate their time and energy to come alongside us and help guide the organization.

Read More ›

Hutchmoot in the Time of COVID

By Pete Peterson

2020 is behind us and 2021 is looking up, but as we plan out the year ahead, there’s still a lot of uncertainty about travel restrictions and limits on gatherings. So rather than take a risk on a Hutchmoot that might run into problems as the year develops, we’re making the decision early on to switch gears again this year to Hutchmoot: Homebound.

Read More ›

Why Black Friday?

By Pete Peterson

[Editor’s note: Black Friday is coming up in just a couple days, 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. Last year, 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.]

Read More ›

Hutchmoot: Sonata at Payne Hollow

By Pete Peterson

A man named Harlan Hubbard—a writer, a painter, a musician, a husband, and a lover of the good earth—once wrote: “It happened this morning that I left for wild, far off places.”

Read More ›

Hutchmoot Headed Your Way

By Pete Peterson

For the past 10 years, Hutchmoot has been an opportunity for like-minded people from far and wide to gather in Nashville and celebrate art, music, story, and faith. But as we all know, this year has been full of surprises.

Read More ›

The Lost Art of Listening, Part 7: Can I Get a Witness?

By Pete Peterson

[Editor’s note: click here to read Part 6: A Scarcity of Mind by Shigé Clark.]

Several weeks ago when we began this series on the “lost art of listening,” I don’t know that any of us knew exactly where it would end up. But it’s been a delight to watch the topic develop and gather steam.

Andrew, Chris, Drew, Jennifer, Shigé, and Leslie have all articulated valuable facets of why and how we listen to music and carry it with us. It’s my turn now, and I came into this weekend, challenged to write something but honestly having no idea what I might be able to add to such a rich conversation.

Read More ›

Hutchmoot UK 2020: Cancelled

By Pete Peterson

Hello, folks. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we’ve kept a close watch on developments with an eye toward the viability of Hutchmoot UK this August.

Read More ›

Rabbit Room LIVE

By Pete Peterson

In this crazy new world of social distancing, the Rabbit Room aims to bring people together around what matters, and we aim to do that in whatever way we can. To that end we’re launching the latest in our attempts to bring good things to light. Welcome to Rabbit Room LIVE, your 24/7 source of live content for a troubled world.

Read More ›

Read It Now: The Door on Half-Bald Hill

By Pete Peterson

Nearly four years ago, when Helena Sorensen and I had our first conversations about publishing The Door on Half-Bald Hill, we didn’t have any idea how relevant it would prove to be here in the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine. It’s a tale of an isolated people whose world is on the verge of collapse amid blight and plague, and it’s the journey of a young man who refuses to believe the end is inevitable. Though the emotional and physical landscape of the book is bleak, its destination is bright as the dawn.

Read More ›

Upcoming Rabbit Room Events and COVID-19

By Pete Peterson

Howdy, folks. As everyone knows, the world has gotten a bit more complicated in the last few days. Thankfully, the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t affect much in the way of the Rabbit Room’s day-to-day operations. But as some of you know, we’re scheduled to participate in several homeschool conventions and a Local Show in the next few weeks.

After much thought and prayer, this is what we’ve decided to do in light of these upcoming events:

Read More ›