August 25, 2019

Doing a bit of traipsing about England and France, visiting with publishers and discussing various new series in the YA fantasy and thriller genres. Of course, sometimes there’s no way to avoid getting in the occasional theatre play . . . Here’s a fun fact: Britain and France have been to war against each other…

August 25, 2019

Spent a few days hiking along Hadrian’s Wall in England with my lovely agents. I bet no one told you one of the responsibilities of a literary agent was to guide their client across endless kilometres of roman wall, right? Just makes me glad I made sure that clause was in the contract as it…

January 12, 2019

When I was a little kid, my mother read an article that said that, regardless of the type of food, 3500 calories equaled one pound. From this nugget of science she reasoned that sending my brother and I to school with a half a large bar of chocolate was the same as a packed lunch….

January 12, 2019

Did a ton of travelling in 2018 and now it’s time to hunker down and focus on writing Our Lady of Blades (the new swashbuckling book in the world of the Greatcoats) and Crownbreaker (the final book in the Spellslinger series.) Vancouver is remarkably warm this season, with temperatures often hitting 10 degrees Celcius (or…

January 12, 2019

Our Lady of Blades is the first book in the Duellist Series. Story Journals are where I talk about the writing of the books I’m working on. I update these with the latest content at the top, so start from the bottom if this is new to you. January 7th – An incomparable work of…

September 25, 2018

One of the more fascinating things about being an author these days is that sometimes you’ll learn that one of your characters is actually out there wandering the world. I was overjoyed to hear that actress and cosplayer Megan Kingsbury went to Glasgow ComicCon dressed as the one and only Ferius Parfax! Going above and…

September 21, 2018

Check out my events page if you want to know where I’ll be on the tour. I’ll try to update as soon as I get info from the organizers. One of the first things people warned me when I started my career as an author way back in 2014 was that only blockbuster authors ever…

September 21, 2018

I’m on a five-week book tour that’s taking me to Denmark, the United Kingdom, France, the Czech Republic, and Ireland! I’ve spent a lot of time in the U.K. these past few years since Traitor’s Blade was first published. The main reason for this is that both my main publishers (Bonnier and Quercus) are based…