A peculiar thing occurred on Monday and derailed my regularly scheduled post. I received a peculiar gift—a Santa hat skewered by a salmon—for Christmas and stuck on the top shelf of the closet. It fell on my head yesterday morning while searching for my winter hat.
How could I say no? Today’s post is brought to you by my peculiar Christmas hat.
Meet Ransom Riggs, YA (young adult) author and creator of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Peculiar indeed.
He and his wonderfully named, talented wife, and bestselling YA author, Taherah Mafi, live in Santa Monica, California, and finish each others sentences. There must be something wonderfully peculiar in the air in Santa Monica.
Mr. Riggs started his journey collecting old photographs, taking photographs, making home movies with his friends, and writing stories. Time marched, he honed his pen daily at Mentalfloss.com. Time well spent as it landed him the opportunity to write “The Sherlock Holmes Handbook.”
Fast forward to Tim Burton turning his peculiar book into a wonderfully peculiar movie, which he can tell you about it himself:
My peculiar recommendation for the day, let’s head out with the Bangles and “Walk like an Egyptian”.
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Photo Credit: Salmon Skewered Hat, Daniel Perkins
Photo Credit: Ransom Riggs, thesupermat