The Light Bearer is Live!

The Light Bearer is Live!

I’m thrilled to be able to tell you that the third book in the Western Lands and All That Really Matters series, The Light Bearer, has just been released. Details about the book are below. It’s available on Amazon and is in Kindle Unlimited. It’s...

Bedside Table: August 4, 2019

Currently reading (listening to): Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I’m not the world’s biggest Gaiman fan, but I like a lot of what he does (Good Omens withTerry Pratchett, The Ocean at the End of the Lane). So I’m giving this, one of his most popular, a...
The Light Bearer is Live!

Cover Reveal: The Light Bearer

Hello fellow human! I love doing cover reveals, in part because that means a book’s getting close to release. Without further do, I give you the cover for The Light Bearer, book three in the Western Lands and All That Really Matters series. Ta da! Pretty cool, I...

Bedside Table: July 17, 2019

Currently reading (listening to): Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I picked this one up because I saw it on a Bookbub list of favourite audio books. It’s a retelling of Cinderella with the title character a cyborg mechanic. I’ve only just started, so not much to...

Video: How Art Arrived at Jackson Polladk

My brother Franklin is a fine arts artist, but even so art isn’t something I know a huge amount about. So I enjoy this sort of survey video that helps put art in context and shows how things went from X to Y. In this case, Nerdwriter goes from Manet to Pollock....

Bedside Table: July 7, 2019

Currently reading (listening to): Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. I read this years ago, and it is often cited by people as one of their favourite Pratchett books, so I thought I’d give it a go again. Last book finished: Becoming by Michelle Obama. I think...

Videos: Two slow-motion videos of animals

These videos are ours, one from me and one from my wife, Billie, of animals here at our animal sanctuary, A Place of Peace. The first one I shot yesterday. I caught some cockatoos and galahs flying off, filming in slow motion. Besides looking cool, watch the video...

Eight Things That Caught My Eye

I wanted to share with you eight things that caught my eye recently. I hope they catch yours as well.  It seems that ‘ji32k7au4a83’ is a remarkably common password. Norwegians use “Texas” as slang for “crazy.” This tickled my fancy,...

Bedside Table: May 12, 2019

Currently reading (listening to): The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. I’m literally 14 seconds into this, so I have no opinion yet, but one of you wrote to me after receiving your copy of The Wombanditos and said it was your favourite book, so I’m...