This is What the “Essence” of Reading Sounds Like

Earlier this month, I took an incredible, whirlwind trip to Canada. It was fortuitous, exciting, inspiring, bittersweet—all the things a voyage across the ocean ought to be. Here’s why: 1. Fortuitous: At the beginning of 2015, if you had asked me if I … More

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On Authors for Indies Day, Please Support Your Local Bookshop!

Saturday, the 2nd of May is Canada’s first ever Authors for Indies Day, when authors will celebrate independent booksellers—by visiting them in person, giving readings, perhaps even hand-selling a book or two. The concept is simple. Independent booksellers face many challenges. The trend of the embattled indie … More

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The Creature Department Nominated for the Silver Birch Award

Happy 2015, everybody. The year has started well for the crew of The Creature Department, one of the books shortlisted for this year’s Silver Birch Award, part of the Forest of Reading Festival. As ever, it’s an honour to be selected, and … More

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Out Today: The Creature Department, GOBBLED BY GHORKS

NEWS! NEWS! Today is the day the sequel to The Creature Department hits the street. The books is called Gobbled By Ghorks! and that’s precisely what will happen if Elliot, Leslie, and the incredibly strange creatures of DENKi-3000 can’t find a way to amuse … More

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The Vancouver Writers Festival, 21-23 Oct

Good news everyone! Next month, I’ll be appearing (live and in the swarthiest of flesh) at the Vancouver Writers Festival! Having once called Vancouver home I have a heap of wonderful memories of that most pristine of coastal cities, so it’ll be great … More

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