Author's details

Name: Allan Petersen
Date registered: October 13, 2011


* Co-Founder of Memoir Tree, a family memory curation product. I am focused on business development, marketing, and finance * A member of the production team for Dead Man's Burden, an independent western produced by Stick! Pictures and award-winning filmmaker Jared Moshé * A fantasy novel writer seeking representation (Elder's Will + follow-up novel) * A short story writer with a focus on fantasy and science fiction (Tumblr) * ...and an occasional exhausted Mr. Mom and home chef.

Latest posts

  1. NY Times: Private Equity-Owned Companies Liquidate Less — June 27, 2012
  2. The best rage comic ever? — June 18, 2012
  3. Dale Hunter’s Washington Capitals are ALWAYS ready — May 10, 2012
  4. Dead Man’s Burden: Selected for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival! — May 6, 2012
  5. Has North American/European E-sports Reached an Inflection Point? — April 30, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. Elder’s Will: Wednesday Excerpt — 5 comments
  2. Halloween Memories: The Story Behind a Pumpkin — 5 comments
  3. Black Friday Preparation — 5 comments
  4. What is Private Equity, Part 2 — 3 comments
  5. What is Private Equity? Part 1 — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 07

Elder’s Will: Wednesday Excerpt #3

Here is the third entry in my continuing series of excerpts from my epic fantasy novel, ELDER’S WILL. For the first and second installments, click here and here. * Evening had set in, a gray sheen of fading light replacing the brilliant orange glow on my windowsill, when I heard the first sound. It was a series …

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Dec 06

Dead Man’s Burden: Behind the Scenes Photos

Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos from Jared Moshé’s upcoming independent western, Dead Man’s Burden. Check out our hero in repose by his horse; the beautiful fall forest backdrop of the opening scene; the glorious life of our production team, surrounded by real life bona fide chickens; and the crew filming a desert shootout. Visit …

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Nov 25

Black Friday Preparation

As I prepare to bite the bullet and brave the Black Friday crowds, I will use a handful of quotes to inspire me. One from entrepreneurship, another from writing, and a last from film. Eric Ries, entrepreneur and proponent of lean startups: “The hard part is to figure out the fewest possible features that could …

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Nov 16

Elder’s Will: Wednesday Excerpt #2

Here is the second entry in my continuing series of excerpts from my epic fantasy novel, ELDER’S WILL. I hope you enjoy it! *      I had made one friend at the University, and Nick Larsen was it. Temper aside, he was brilliant. He earned acceptance to the University not because he cared, but …

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Nov 11

Remembering Veteran’s Day

I do not have any close family who served in the United States military. I have a handful of friends who are serving, or who have served, but that is the extent of my relationship with this important day. I do know how involved my friends have been during their service in the Army, Navy, …

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Nov 10

Independent Western in Cruise Control

Movie fans, get excited! Stuff is happening on Jared Moshé’s independent western in rapid fire succession: We settled on a title (announcement coming soon!) We’re up on IMDb, under our original working title A rough-cut with original score is in to Sundance!! (THANK YOU to Sundance for keeping their window open for us for an …

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Nov 09

Memoir Tree: First Phase of Beta Complete!

After approximately one and a half weeks’ worth of testing, we’ve wrapped the first phase of our Memoir Tree private beta. First, a massive “thank you” to our early testers. The experience was an incredible first look of our product “in the wild,” and in our opinion, it couldn’t have gone any better. We met …

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Oct 31

Halloween Memories: The Story Behind a Pumpkin

This photo, to some extent, speaks for itself. It’s Scooby Doo on a pumpkin! But there’s more behind it. This is, by far, the most proud I’ve ever been of a pumpkin. How did it come out this way? October 29. Normally, we’re all gearing up for Halloween by decorating the house, getting the kids’ …

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Oct 28

Ever thought about being an iPhone beta tester?

Here’s a few pieces of advice I’d give to folks interested in being beta testers, having just begun beta testing for my own company. First off, why be a beta tester? Well, beta testing can be an awesome glimpse into the world of disruption and innovation. It can be a great way to meet bright …

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Oct 26

Elder’s Will: Wednesday Excerpt

I’m beginning a new series of blog posts. Rather than my usual musings, instead I will post a short excerpt from the novel on every Wednesday from now until, well, until I run out of things to post, I guess. Hopefully this book will be published by then! Without further ado: Here is a scene …

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