Robert Paul Weston

Prince Puggly in French

I’m proud to announce the French translation of Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff is now available from Editions Seuil in Paris. In French, Prince Puggly is…

Happy Book Birthday, Sakura!

Today is the 20th of February 2018, which means: Happy Book Birthday to Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms! This is my first picture book, with illustrations by the Japanese-American artist,…

Zorgamazoo—now en Français

Excellent news, everyone. There has been a new translation of Zorgamazoo. As you might imagine, finding someone—anyone—to translate this book is harder than finding pearls of wisdom in a…

Happy Loving Day

Had I been born a few years earlier in the U.S. state of Virginia, my existence would have been a crime. Until the summer of 1967, sixteen America states had laws prohibiting…

The Norwich Writers’ Centre is Awesome

My favourite quote about Norfolk comes from Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, Never Let Me Go. “The lost corner of England” he called it, referring to the fact that Norfolk…

Breakfast with Dr. Seuss

This week a strange, unexpected, and rather wonderful thing happened. I appeared on television. And I have Dr. Seuss to thank. It happened like this… In 2013, a nearly complete…

The “Essence” of Reading

Earlier this month, I took a slightly sudden, whirlwind trip to Canada. It was fortuitous, exciting, inspiring, bittersweet—all the things a voyage across the sea ought to be. Here’s why: 1….

Spock, Science Fiction, and Me

The death of Leonard Nimoy was sad news. There are very few actors who spend their entire careers so closely associated with a single character—and Spock was a great one. I…

Reasons to Visit Nagasaki

It’s been quite a while since my last post. I’ve been busy with new writing projects, editing work, travelling, moving to a new neighbourhood (south of the river, baby!), and a…

Enchantium Gas is Real (Tell Me Something I Don’t Know)

This morning I read an article about a “quiet revolution” in theoretical physics. According to Max Tegmark, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, consciousness may in fact be an…