Some Shadowmancy Reviews

Hey killers, It’s been a while since I wrote anything here. The bushfires, the Covid pandemic, and my last semester of University have all conspired to keep me from my creative work work. But I turned in my thesis a week or so ago and now I have some time again–just in time for lockdown take 2. It’s been a while since I published any new work. I have some things coming out soon, and I am planning to write here a bit more now, but in the meantime I thought I would share with you some reviews of my...

2019: Done and Dusted

Another year done and dusted. I have a week left of work and then I’m on holiday until after the New Year. This one has been exhausting. I founded a new team at work and we published the first version of my new machine learning product in August, in an around a five week trip to Japan. I went back to University–again–and found myself an on-campus student for the first time in a couple of decades. This year I’ve been absolutely hammered by colds and flu. I have been sick every month since July and during that time have lost...

Fcking Forty, Finally

My friend Ed’s dying wish was that his friends finish his graphic memoir about the year he turned forty–the worst year of his life. 150 of us pulled together to complete the book from his script. Artists like Jill Thompson, KT Hollywood, Darick Maasen, Hillary Barta, Gene Ha, Hugo Giraud, Joel Carroll, Jonathan Hickman, Mike Norton, Skye Ogden, Tim Seeley, and a legion of others teamed all chipped in a page each. Ed drew many pages for me before he fell ill and I was determined to reciprocate here. My page was inked by the indomitable Greg Vondruska, who found...

Shadowmancy is live!

ey there! Well, here it is. As an author, this is the most exciting part of the job. More exciting than signing a new contract or opening a royalty statement, or even receiving an award nomination. Here it is. The best thing in my life since… the release of my previous book, nearly two years ago: My new book is out! Shadowmancy is a book about a boy named Quay who goes to a secret, magical academy where his now-disgraced father was a leading professor. Quay’s father was a bad seed, and the legacy he has left his son–both in...

Shadowmancy available for pre-order!

Hey there! It’s with great pride that I can tell you that my long delayed third novel, Shadowmancy, is about to drop! (Yes, long time readers may recall that this was going to be my second novel…) Anyway. Here’s the blurb: On a mountain that does not exist, there is a school where they teach the impossible.From his first day at the Academy, things are difficult for Quay. Though he has surrendered his name, like every other acolyte at the magical school, Quay is the son of a disgraced professor, and he finds that his father’s old enemies are already...