Robert Paul Weston

Dust City

When your dad’s a big bad wolf, life is no fairy tale. Henry Whelp is the son of a notorious wolf serving a life sentence for the double…

Zorgamazoo

The classic, internationally award-winning novel-in-verse that continues to astonish readers around the world… A brave young girl. An eccentric, underground creature. A secret map. A bizarre lottery. An…

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…

The Liars League (or Reading Aloud for Grown-Ups)

Earlier this month, one of my short stories was featured at the Liars’ League, a kind of live action literary journal. It’s a monthly reading series where professional actors…

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…