• Virtual Bubble

    We've never been more connected, but in some ways; we've never more disconnected from the real world.  We interface through twitter, Facebook, and mobile phones, but have lost touch with our neighbours and where our food comes from. This phenomenon is one of the ten 'metatrends' that influenced the MetaWars series.

Game books from the 1980's…my childhood reading list.

Choose Your Own Adventure

April 9, 2014
As a boy, a very reluctant reader, it was the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ game-books that finally got me interested in reading. If you’re not familiar with them, they were an 80′s phenomenon; paperback books written in the 2nd person where “you” were the protagonist of the story.  In many ways, they were the precursor to ...
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London Book Fair

April 8, 2014
Today marks the kickoff of the annual London Book Fair – the annual marketplace for the global publishing business.  Whatever book you’re reading now, chances are it debuted at LBF last year.  Like London Fashion Week, MIP, tiff, or the Cannes Film Festival, LBF is a taste-making trade fair – the place where the entertainment ...
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From Bologna to MIP

April 7, 2014
In the Spring of 2007, I attended my very first Bologna Book Fair (the global marketplace for buying & selling children’s book rights) with an eye towards finding hidden gem publishing properties to turn into television shows.  At the Simon & Schuster stand, I stumbled upon a brand new (as yet unpublished) book series from ...
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Science Fiction to Science Fact

March 26, 2014
“By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.”  Mark Zuckerberg Yesterday Facebook announced its $2 billion (that’s b for billion) purchase of upstart virtual reality gaming company Oculus Rift. Mark Zuckerberg said in his ...
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Creating new character, Adam Meltzer, in my middle school library.

Memoirs of Middle School

March 25, 2014
Today my new book debuts to the world….well, to the publishing world at least.  The real world still has to wait until the 7th of August. Right now, in Bologna, Italy, the children’s publishing world is meeting up for the annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair. And my  publisher, Faber,  is showcasing their new and upcoming titles…including my new middle ...
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