Ever since I was little, I loved space. I was awestruck in first grade when my school packed us into the library to watch the Columbia take off. I was equally devastated in 1986 in middle-school, I watched the Challenger launch with the first civilian astronaut on board, only to tragically explode moments after lift-off. […]
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So, today is kind of a big day. If you’re like me, a child of Star Wars, this is the day you’ve been waiting for since the mid 80’s. I must admit, I was excited (and then ultimately disappointed) by the prequels, but nothing like the excitement in store for JJ’s take on Lucas’ world. […]
I’m working on something new, something a bit, well… different. STAR PRESSED is a story about family. It’s not quite a kids book, it’s not exactly YA, and it’s not fully a grown-up read either. It’s a story about eight “people”, three adults and five teenagers thrown together by fate, facing a world they don’t understand, and […]
I’m fascinated by the intersection of character & setting. It’s the nature vs. nurture phenomenon of shaping compelling characters, begging the question does the setting shape the character or does the character exist independently of the place? Think of some of your favourite characters from books or films, they are inextricably linked to their place… Luke Skywalker […]
When I was young, I loved getting stuff in the mail. I can still remember sending away for a secret, undisclosed Stars Wars action figure in the lead-up to The Empire Strikes Back. Aside from my wedding day and the arrival of my two children, the day the mail man showed up with Bossk was […]
It was a cold, autumnal London evening when I got to meet my creative hero, J.J.Abrams.