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YA Scavenger Hunt

posted on 1 Apr 2019 at 7:58 am
Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors . . . and a chance to win some awesome prizes! On

2018 in Dublin

posted on 23 Dec 2018 at 11:02 am
(Featured image: ruined stables of Bantry House) (Other essays you might like: “Three trips to the Ring of Kerry“, “From the ‘Angry Shilling’ to the ‘Jealous Wall’“. There is a fine city called Limerick

2018 in Music

posted on 10 Dec 2018 at 5:20 pm
Last year, I wrote that I was living in the past. Today, in yesterday’s tomorrow, I can see where that urge for familiarity and, to a certain degree, comfort came from. You can’t keep reaching up without at least occasionally looking down at your

Let Sleeping Dragons Lie

posted on 2 Nov 2018 at 10:58 am
Out now! The further adventures of two unlikely young knights as they and their magic swords battle beasties, brutes and bullies on a quest to save the kingdom. You can read reviews of the first book in the series here (“filled with action and

Let Sleeping Dragons Lie: Tour

posted on 11 Oct 2018 at 6:41 pm
Garth and I are gadding about to celebrate the release of Have Sword, Will Travel and Let Sleeping Dragons Lie in the UK and Ireland, and the latter in the US. Tour poster and individual events below. Images should link to booking sites or further in

Teleporter Tales

posted on 19 Mar 2018 at 1:04 pm
My Twinmaker series took the old trope of the teleporter or matter transmitter to a whole new level – but it didn’t stop there. There were way more stories than I could fit into one trilogy, so I started writing bonus short stories, many

Change is in the Air

posted on 2 Feb 2018 at 11:20 am
This story is testimony to the power of dreams. It is all also the story of how the favourite of my novels came to be. In the winter of 1991, during an explosion of creativity that also produced my first pro sale (1), my most-optioned story (2), and

Have Sword, Will Travel

posted on 1 Feb 2018 at 2:18 am
Out now!   Have Sword, Will Travel, the first book in a new series with Garth Nix. Set in a world where girls can be knights as well as boys, a long-lost enchanted sword sweeps Eleanor and Odo off an adventure not entirely of their making. Spoil

Mawson on the Moon

posted on 31 Jan 2018 at 8:52 am
While reading Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries today, I realised that with some judicial splicing, a very different story could be told… (Quotes taken from the Kindle Edition, location in square brackets.) Today we arrive at the moon. [3605

2017 in Words

posted on 29 Dec 2017 at 10:53 pm
Some people freak out when they turn 50. I was looking forward to it. Perhaps because causal echoes from the future were telling me that life was about to take a marked uptick? I refuse to rule it out. 2017 is the year I went to Antarctica, Myanmar,