The Wonder of the Webcam: Tips for Virtual School Visits

Because I live in London, England and much of my professional life as a children’s and YA author happens in the North America, I often do virtual school visits via Skype and Facetime. Regardless of what a technophile may tell you, I wouldn’t quite call … More

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Nagasaki, Japan: My Favourite Bits

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 host of other things too trivial to mention. Some things, however, weren’t trivial … More

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Enchantium Gas is Real (Tell Me Something I Didn’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 undiscovered form of matter, as in a solid, liquid or gas. He even … More

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The Greatest / Saddest / Oddest Events of 2013

Happy New Year, everyone. Welcome to the year two-thousand fourteen! Well. That makes it official: I can now no longer distinguish between the present and future. Everything after “2014” sounds like science-fiction. But let’s not forget the past. Here are—in … More

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Book Trailer for Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff (with lemmings)

Okay. So, yes. Technically, I’m a bit late with this. Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff was published waaaay back in February and it’s now December. That’s ten months too late for a book trailer to adequately serve … More

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