Ransom Riggs Author of the Peculiar

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.

Who doesn't wear a salmon skewered hat while making chili?

Who doesn’t wear a salmon skewered hat while making chili?

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.

Could you ask for a more fabulous name? Peculiar, I couldn't either.

Could you ask for a more fabulous name? Peculiar, I couldn’t either.

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”.

Tracy – Fannie Cranium’s Guide to Irreverent Wisdom

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Photo Credit: Salmon Skewered Hat, Daniel Perkins

Photo Credit: Ransom Riggs, thesupermat






About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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11 Responses to Ransom Riggs Author of the Peculiar

  1. Reblogged this on Fannie Cranium's and commented:

    Peculiar things are happening over at the Blog of Funny Names.

  2. kerbey says:

    Ten foot carrots and topiary animals! Mercy. One wonders why a parent would name a child a word like “ransom,” which carries negative connotations of theft and demands. I watched the TV show “Timeless” on NBC last night (with Charles Lindbergh), so ransom reminds me of the Lindbergh baby. Bless his heart. When I attended UT Austin, there was a Harry Huntt Ransom Center, which carries a copy of the Gutenberg Bible, which reminds me of the picture I saw last night of Steve Guttenberg from “Three Men And A Baby” that Tom Selleck was discussing with Jimmy Fallon, and Steve Guttenberg is 58 years old, which is exactly how old Susanna Hoffs is now, with her doe eyes, shown singing above.

  3. Oh, thank you for posting The Bangles “Walk like an Egyptian” video! I forgot how groovy it is. Susanna Hoff’s eyes darting back and forth make it legendary.

  4. ksbeth says:

    i love his name and mental floss is my favorite publication (now online) )

  5. wdydfae says:

    Awww . . . an adorable Fannie pic as a belated Xmas gift to us all! What blurb could even pretend to rise to the moment.

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