Monday, September 1, 2014
(Undated) -- Bruce Springsteen is taking the title character from one of his songs and putting him on the page. The rocker has teamed up with writer and illustrator Frank Caruso on the children's book "Outlaw Pete." Both the song and the book were inspired "Brave Cowboy Bill," a kids' book from 1950 that Springsteen's mom read to him when he was little. Caruso came up with the idea for their book. He explains that Bruce "created a great character" in Outlaw Pete. Frank adds that with his first listen to the song, the book "played out" in his head. Bruce describes "Outlaw Pete" as "the story of a man trying to outlive and outrun his sins." The song "Outlaw Pete" is on Springsteen's 2009 album "Working on a Dream." The book will be available November 4th.