• Tayto Park and Ballybunion

    25 July 2021

    Earlier in the summer, I bundled my son Dante into my car and drove across the country of Ireland to Tayto Park, which is a theme park named in honour of Ireland's favourite manufacturer of...

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  • Kurda Smahlt fan art

    24 July 2021

    Kurda Smahlt in my Cirque Du Freak series has proven to be a rather divisive character over the years, as I always intended him to be. Clearcut heroes and villains are all well and good, and a...

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  • The best of friends

    23 July 2021

    A fan of my books called Christopher dropped me an email recently, and it brought a happy tear to my eye. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and that you're lucky enough to have found (or will...

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  • YALC 2021

    22 July 2021

    YALC -- the UK's official YA Lit Con -- has been held in London since 2014, as part of the Film & Comic Con. I was a guest each of its first three years, but haven't been back since then, as I...

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  • 10 Popular Book Series That Didn’t Make It Past The First Film

    21 July 2021

    There was an article in The Nation (a Sri Lankan weekly newspaper) recently entitled: 10 Popular Book Series That Didn’t Make It Past The First Film. It includes the usual rogue's gallery of...

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  • The Word Cubby Crypt review

    20 July 2021

    The Word Cubby reviewed my latest release, Archibald Lox and the Forgotten Crypt (book 4 of the series) and noted in their summation: "Two days after reading this installment, I am still smiling...

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