in conversation with Jesse Kornbluth
Wednesday, December 9th
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Paige Peterson‘s Blackie: The Horse Who Stood Still is (mostly) true tale of a horse who made standing stock-still a lifelong endeavor—while becoming a champion rodeo horse, a tourist favorite at Yosemite Park, a legendary environmental crusader, and the beloved mascot of one of America’s most beautiful towns, Tiburon, California, on the shores of San Francisco Bay.
Paige is an American artist, author and photojournalist who has written extensively about the Middle East. As a journalist, she has contributed to Marin Magazine, New York Social Diary and the National Council on U.S. Arab Relations. As an illustrator, she has collaborated on A Christmas Carol, adapted by Jesse Kornbluth, and Blackie: The Horse Who Stood Still, which she co-authored with Christopher Cerf. As a painter, she is represented by Gerald Peters Gallery in New York City and has been honored by The Guild Hall Academy of the Arts in East Hampton. She is a consultant to the Attitudinal Healing International organization and the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Paige is the Author and Artist in Residence at Literacy Partners. She serves on the board of the National Council on U.S. Arab Relations, is an International Conservation Communication Specialist at Safari West, and Cheetah Conservation Fund Ambassador to the Middle East. Paige and her two grown children live in New York. She splits her time between New York City and Belvedere, California.
Jesse Kornbluth writes books and plays and edits a cultural concierge site. As a magazine journalist, he has been a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and New York, and a contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Times. As an author, his books include “Highly Confident: The Crime and Punishment of Michael Milken,” “Pre-Pop Warhol,” and two novels, Married Sex and JFK and Mary Meyer: A Love Story. His play about Henri Matisse, “The Color of Light,” has been produced in California and New York. On the Web, he co-founded Bookreporter.com. From 1997 to 2003, he was Editorial Director of America Online. In 2004, he launched HeadButler.com.
“Magically illustrated by Peterson’s lyrical paintings, Blackie is destined to become a children’s classic in the tradition of Munro Leaf’s Ferdinand the Bull and Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. The playful, clever, rhyming text will charm adults and children alike as it delivers an important message about appreciating and preserving the natural beauty around us.”
– Rizzzoli International Publications
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