• Virtual Story Time: Alienated

    When schools closed during lockdown, I read the entire novel of Alienated, chapter-by-chapter. It's the the fun, funny out-of-this world (mis)adventures of the only two human kids at the high school for aliens at Area 51. The videos are all on YouTube and archived on the blog here.

Personal Statement about Ukraine

Personal Statement about Ukraine

March 18, 2022
For the past few weeks, I have been shocked and horrified by the events unfolding in Ukraine. I have personal friends and business colleagues in Ukraine, sheltering for the lives and fighting for their very right to exist. At the same time, I’m supposed to be gearing up for the book launch of the second Dino ...
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Meta Memories

Meta Memories

January 17, 2022
I was reminded a few weeks ago when 2021 turned to 2022 that this is the 10th anniversary of the publication of the first MetaWars novel. How time flies! I first put pen to paper (yes, actual paper!) in the Spring of 2010. I’d left a senior job at a production company to embark on a ...
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Going on (Virtual) Tour

Going on (Virtual) Tour

July 26, 2021
Every time a new book launches, one of the most fun things to accompany the launch is a series of in person events; usually school visits and book-shop signings. But, this being 2021, things were a big different this month when Dino Knights published from Scallywag Press. It was all virtual, and I went on ...
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Dino Knights Publishes

Dino Knights Publishes

June 30, 2021
I’m super excited to share the Dino Knights publishes today from Scallywag Press, with incredible illustrations by artist Jeff Crosby. You can buy the book in bookshops or online Amazon, Waterstones, Hive and the new Bookshop.org initiative that links your purchase to your local indie bookshop. This novel has been a long time coming. You see, the idea for DINO KNIGHTS came ...
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Memories of Mipcom

October 12, 2020
When I was growing up, Dave Nichol, the President of Loblaws, a big supermarket chain in Canada, used to travel around the world and come back with interesting ingredients and exotic spices that he’d proudly introduce to Canadians on television. This was before the internet and cheap travel, so the world was a much bigger ...
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