• Being a Reluctant Reader

    I was a very reluctant reader when I was young, so I write books to be as compelling and cinematic as the best films and video games, to turn reluctant readers into lifelong ones.

A new chapter

September 22, 2017
I’m embarking on my first “adult” book! I put the word in quotes because I never saw MetaWars as a young adult book, rather a novel for everyone, aged 9 to ninety, to enjoy, but it’s been shelved as YA and features a teen protagonist, so the book industry tends to think of it as young ...
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Getting Graphic

September 20, 2017
As you know, I’m a big comic book fan. But not being an illustrator, I’ve never had the courage to mount a graphic novel…until now. I’ve teamed up with Dynamo on something super cool, a new graphic novel called CORTEX. Think: CSI meets INCEPTION. “We have a warrant to search your mind.” What do you think?
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Ready Player

July 24, 2017
This week saw the release of the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One and next week sees the fifth anniversary of the publication of MetaWars. Full disclosure, I’ve not read RPO as I didn’t want to be unduly influenced by Cline’s work as I was still writing books 3 and ...
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Reality, virtually.

March 2, 2017
Today is World Book Day, a day to celebrate books, reading, and our favourite characters. It’s a chance for children to relish in the imagination that reading emboldens. And despite competition from TV, games, and tablets, reading endures as an entertainment art form.  But it’s getting more competition. As evidenced by January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the annual ...
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Being British

November 7, 2016
(this post is an edited version of something I wrote on my personal (i.e. not public) Facebook, that friends & family seemed to enjoy so am sharing it here) Last week, ten years (technically ten years and twenty-nine days) after moving to the UK, I was sworn in as a British citizen. Hold your Brexit jokes, please. Despite the current government ...
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