The Bet 2017: The Sock Bumbler

Every year for *mumble something mumble* years, I have participated in a bet with some fellow authors wherein the losers have to write short stories with titles given to them by whoever lost less (it’s on the Kentucky Derby). It was all started by Brian Farrey (who was inspired by …

Happy World Book Day!

You’ve gotta love a day that celebrates books and reading! I know I do. This morning I did a fantasy map building workshop for Max’s class and found them to be amazingly creative cartographers! It was loads of fun and I think the kids had a great time. And this …

I love my readers!

Someone pointed out (rightly) that my (new) website was really lacking in pictures (including of myself, other than the lovely doodles drawn by Emi Tanji). So I thought I’d fix that. And what better to put up pictures of than my favourite thing (other than my family)? Readers! I’d lost …

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

Okay, so, remember when I had to remake my website entirely after discovering my old site was gone & the database corrupted & backups inaccessible? No? That’s okay. I didn’t actually expect you to remember that. I am, however, happy to announce that I’ve finally got some more of the …

So, what are you working on now?

(Question from Emily on Twitter. You too can ask me anything.) I’m so glad you asked. No, really. Because I’m totally in love with what I’ve been working on — both right now (a new book I started with the new year) and the one I recently finished (and is currently …

Sucks to Be Me as recited by an Aussie Drama teacher

I randomly came across this recording on YouTube from Andrew Recites (he’s a Queensland Speech/Drama teacher and apparently records bits of books and poetry as monologues) and he’s done a bit of my first book. Cannot even tell you how much I love hearing this in an Aussie accent. This is total awesomesauce.

What is your favorite book?


(Question from Kevin on Facebook, you too can ask me anything) Everyone asks me that and I have to say that I think it is one of the most evil questions ever because I love books. How can I have a favorite/favourite? Maybe this is why I only have one …

The Poeming: Rage

I quite possibly briefly lost my mind last month when a fellow writer was asking for volunteers to participate in The Poeming: a found poetry project featuring the works of Stephen King. See, they were having issues finding someone to cover RAGE, one of the Bachman Books (King wrote some …