Robert Paul Weston

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…

The Berlin International Literature Festival

I’m deep in the trenches of a new book at the moment, which is why I haven’t posted anything in quite a while. But having returned this week…

Destination London

As some reading this already know, I’m moving to London, England. This is partly for the sake of my wife, who is a production designer specialising in theatrical…

Books For Breakfast

Last week I did and interview with Dan Evans, who works at the wonderful Bookshelf Cafe & Cinema in Guelph, Ontario. He also happens to be one of…

Zorgamazoo Film Option sold to Producer of Shrek

This week, I did an event called Meet the Writers, part of the TIFF Kids film festival. Film festival? you ask. But I thought you wrote books. Indeed,…

Zorgamazoo Wins the California Young Reader Medal

It was a great honour to win the California Young Reader Medal, one of the biggest and best reader-driven awards in the world. I travelled to Pasadena to…

All Writers Are Mystery Writers

On July 10, 2011, the New York Times Book Review printed a great little essay by Roger Rosenblatt, called “The Writer as Detective.” I liked it so much…

Panels and Book Signings at Fan Expo

August 28, 2011 2:00pm. Been very busy lately, but here’s the latest. I’ll be signing books at Toronto’s Fan Expo at the end of the month. At 2pm…