Robert Paul Weston

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…

Happy World Read Aloud Day!

The first Wednesday of March is World Read Aloud Day (not to be confused with World Book Day on the 6th of March, which I assure you is every bit…

This Book Trailer has Lemmings. 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….

The Creature Department Emerges from its Secret Lair

  At long last, it’s finally here. Ladies and gentlemen and children (of all ages), may I proudly present, THE CREATURE DEPARTMENT. Right now, the book is anxiously…

How to Read in Two Languages at Once

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Harbourfront Literature Festival in Hamburg, Germany (i.e. not in  Toronto, which has a Harbourfront Book Fest of its own)….

Gügor Speaks!

At the end of May, at Book Expo America 2013, people stopping into the Penguin booth had the opportunity to speak to one of the characters from my…

Poetry, Neil Gaiman and Cowboys

Last month (April 2013), I headed off to the Texas Library Conference, held in Fort Worth, just outside Dallas. I was a guest on a few panels, speaking…

German Audiobook of the Year

Good news everyone: Zorgamazoo has been awarded Germany’s prize for best children’s audiobook of 2012. My German is quite poor (non-existent), but with the help of a German-speaking friend…

Victor Rivas’ Artwork for Prince Puggly

A quick word about the gorgeous artwork produced by Victor Rivas for my new verse novel Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff. He recently posted his…

Britain’s Last Typewriter

Today I stared down Jack Kerouac’s 120 foot scrolled manuscript of On the Road, currently on display at the British Library. According to legend, Kerouac banged it out in a three-week…