Should I Read Fewer Books This Year?

I’ve been thinking about reading recently, as I haven’t been doing a lot of it the past few weeks, and Goodreads always sets a challenge for books to read at the start of the year. What I’ve been pondering is, should I read less? To someone who reads...

Cover reveal: The Star of Whatever

The Star of Whatever, the second book in my series The Western Lands and All That Really Matters launches, in a week so I’ll be sharing a couple of extra emails leading up to that. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to bring you the next part of Princess...

Video: Why We Say “OK”

OK, OK, OK, this is a fun, interesting video from Vox on that most recognisable of words, OK, which dates from 1839. It’s not an abbreviation for a dockworker’s name (which is what I’d heard). It’s not from the Choctaw. But it does have an...

A Phone and a Molotov Cocktail

Those of you who’ve been with me a while know I love my tech (we’re all-in Apple), but the implications of tech also concern me. As such, allow me to point you to a fantastic bit of writing from Mat Honan at BuzzFeed: The Google Pixel 3 Is A Very Good...

Video: Shooting Shaina’s Sequence from Kidding

You know that kind of scene where they do a one-take time-lapse kind of thing to show a character’s passage through time (there’s the famous walk through the seasons scene in Notting Hill). Here’s a split-screen look at one of them being filmed from...

The Glory of a Media Fast

This week, I declared another media fast for myself. I mentioned last time that a media fast was part of what I did to get The Purple Haze written. Now I’m working on The Light Bearer (book three in the Western Lands and All That Really Matters series) and I...