Charlie Brennan

Holy Book Deal! Former St. Louisan Signs With DC Comics

The series for young readers is about the son of Superman & son of Batman.

February 27, 2018 - 4:45 pm

New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson (Peter and the Starcatchers, The Kingdom Keepers) has moved from St. Louis to Idaho, where he and his family have been spending their recent summers.  He also just signed with DC COMICS to do a series of graphic novels for young readers about the son of Superman and the son of Batman. Pearson will be inducted onto the St. Louis Walk of Fame on April 2nd.


Pauline Lee, Associate Professor of Chinese Religions and Cultures at Saint Louis University, may have paid a little more attention to the recent Olympic Games than most: she competed as a figure skater for Taiwan in the 1988 winter Olympic Games in Calgary.  Lee’s other great accomplishment is attending Stanford undergrad, getting a Master’s at Harvard and receiving her Ph.D at Stanford. 


This month we lost a great local businessman when John Traube, 48, head of Traube Tents and Structures, died after a battle with cancer. Traube was an All American swimmer at Clarion College and raised thousands of dollars swimming 2.4 miles last August for Swim Across America to benefit the Siteman Cancer Center.  He died at 2:04 a.m. on February 4th (2-4).  Yes, there seems to be a pattern there.  He leaves his parents, Carolyn and David Traube, wife Jennifer and daughters Meredith and Emily. 


Eleven years ago, Kimberly Schlau lost her two daughters, Jessica and Kelli, when their car was struck by an Illinois State Trooper who was driving 126 m.p.h. while on his computer and talking on his phone.   So, you can imagine Kim was the last person I expected to donate to our “Counter Protest,” which offers freebies to police and other first-responders. But that’s what happened today when she called my KMOX program and offered to donate free instruction to first responders on the importance of getting one’s affairs in order.  Check this space soon for an updated list of free goods and services for police, fire, emt and military.