pepperland-bookWhat happens when one revolution dies and a new one begins?

She asks him—do you want to play your little rock ‘n roll songs or change the world?  He says—both.

Pepperland is a ‘70s rock and roll race through the heartland of America—a love letter to the power of new-fangled computers and the importance of a guitar pick. Pepperland is about missing information, missing people, missing guitars, paranoia, brothers, revolution, Agents of the Federal Government, IBM, Hugh Hefner, a Dark Stranger, love, death and the search for it amidst the wreckage of recession-wracked, entropically rundown mid-seventies America.

Available from Running Meter Press, an imprint of Big Earth Publishing of Boulder, Colorado. And, of course, Amazon – paperback and eBook.


“Wightman’s first novel is a riotous, occasionally electrifying celebration of love and music, capturing the turmoil of its times with a touch of otherworldliness that seems right in sync with rock ‘n’ roll.”

— Booklist, starred review

— Winner of the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Silver “IPPY” for fiction