The Ideas Shoppe: The Making of a Superhero (Part 2)

Continuing my look at the creation of the Vanguard Prime team, I thought it was best to present the other junior member – Machina.   I knew it was important to include more than one teenage member of the team, and I also knew it was important to make that other member a girl. MachinaContinue reading “The Ideas Shoppe: The Making of a Superhero (Part 2)”

The Ideas Shoppe: The Making of a Superhero (Part 1)

When I was first outlining the story that would become Vanguard Prime: Goldrush, I had nothing but a few spare ideas of what I wanted it to be, which I gathered together in a file on my computer called “YA superhero story”. Those ideas included the goal of creating superhero characters that felt authentic, thatContinue reading “The Ideas Shoppe: The Making of a Superhero (Part 1)”

Author At Large

This past weekend proved to be a busy one, with events to attend on both Saturday and Sunday. First up was National Bookshop Day, where I had been asked to be a celebrity bookseller for the Younger Sun bookshop in Yarraville. I was only there for an hour, but what an exciting hour it was!Continue reading “Author At Large”

My Other Car is a Batmobile

Wednesday night saw me at Tim’s Bookshop in Canterbury, where I got the chance to talk to parents and students from Our Lady’s primary school. One of the best things about it was the Q&A afterwards, where I answered questions ranging from “So what happens in your story?” (something I should probably have covered betterContinue reading “My Other Car is a Batmobile”

Where I’ll Be On National Bookshop Day

Saturday 11th August is National Bookshop Day, and I’ve been invited to be a “celebrity” bookseller at The Younger Sun Bookshop. I put quotation marks around “celebrity” as I fully expect nobody to know who I am, and the fact that Andy Griffiths is following me means there’ll no doubt be a huge crowd ofContinue reading “Where I’ll Be On National Bookshop Day”