May 27, 2015 0 Comments

NZ Music Month: NZ Metal Bands to Check Out

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Every year, the month of May is NZ Music Month. During this month, the NZ music industry spends a shit ton of money to promote local talent on the international stage. It’s also the month where the NZ Music Awards occur.  Now, being that most of the bands being promoted and praised during this month […]

May 26, 2015 0 Comments

Why I Write


Asking a writer why they write is a strange question – it will often illicit a shrug or a nervous laugh. “Oh, it’s just what I do.” But digging deeper into that sentiment, I see that my own reasons for writing have to do with a desire to understand and articulate the world around me, and that I’ve been doing that for probably my entire life.

May 25, 2015 0 Comments

Excerpt from my upcoming novel, The Gauge War

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I don’t have a cover for The Gauge War yet, so here are two of my novels on my bookshelf. It’s getting closer! The second book in the Engine Ward series, The Gauge War, is in the final stages of editing. If all goes according to plan (and it’s a seriously ambitious plan, so I […]