How often does this happen - someone writes a song based on your book? My friend, extremely talented singer-songwriter, Ryan Edwards (check out his Whirlwind album and project) read The Hiding Places and was inspired to write this beautiful song. Played ...

“Say ‘yes’ to everything.” That was advice my friend gave to the students at his former secondary school. What he meant was: if opportunity knocks, don’t worry about failing, or looking stupid, or feeling stupid, or nervous or completely terrified – the ...

It’s been three months since my last blog post. Then again, it’s been a whole hundred years since World War I started. (My tactic here is to use bogus logic to distract ...

This book is dumb

I now have a regular paid gig reviewing contemporary fiction for The NZ Listener. Not well paid, but a nice supplement nonetheless to the income I’m not earning writing books of my own. I review five novels every four weeks. Yes, ...