Ridley Pearson is the author of The Kingdom Keepers series, co-author of The Starcatchers series and co-author of The Bridge to Neverland books. Pearson was raised by his parents, Robert and Betsy Pearson, in Riverside, Connecticut, along with his siblings, Bradbury and Wendy. He was educated at the Pomfret School, the University of Kansas, and Brown University. He lived in Shanghai, China, for the summer of 2008 and until summer of 2009 but now come back to the US. His residence is in Saint Louis, Missouri, with his wife, Marcelle, and their two daughters Paige and Storey.
He also has played bass guitar and sung for the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of published authors whose 20 year stint came to an end in June 2012.