Thursday, August 27, 2015

Be a hero!

The launch date for MINRs is closing in fast!

I'll be posting some bonus stuff here, sketches I've done, and a series of posters for the Great Mission to Perses (the planetoid in the book).

Here's a recruitment poster that Melming Mining used to get miners interested in moving to space.

Monday, August 24, 2015


Thanks to everyone who entered the MINRs ARC giveaway on GoodsReads.

(check out the great website for the book - HERE)

I'll be mailing out the prizes to the winners this week.

And, as a special bonus to my Canadian readers - I'll be posting something similar here on the blog in the next few days.


Friday, August 21, 2015


Some MINRs news to pass along.

First of all, Simon and Schuster has designed a kick-butt page for the book.

Check it out HERE!!

There are even some space "tourism" posters for Perses - such as this one. (I made this poster, btw, and will have a few more ready to go between now and official book launch in September).

And, if you are reading this on Friday, THERE IS ONLY ONE DAY LEFT TO ENTER MY GOODREADS GIVEAWAY FOR 3 SIGNED ARCS OF MINRs (+ some original art)


Friday, August 14, 2015

My MINRs author pic

Me in a retro space suit!

We're getting ready to launch a new MINRs website... and I wanted to do an author pic that looked like one of those old sic-fi comics.

If you live in the US - don't forget to enter to win a signed ARC and some original concept sketches for the book.

Goodreads is hosting the contest. Draw is August 22nd.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Art Giveaway #3!

Here's the final piece of artwork for the GoodReads giveaway of my ARC of MINRS.

THREE COPIES (US only) will be given away on August 22nd.

I'm also giving away some of my original concept artwork for the books.

You can enter here... ENTER

Feel free to share the link.

This was the first idea I had for the cover of the books.

I'll tuck that into one of the books. Signed. You can scroll down my blog to see the other two sketches that I'm giving away.

BTW - MINRs will be released on September 22nd from Simon and Schuster (Canada and US)

I'll be touring the US and Canada a lot this September and October, so stay tuned for details on that.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Art reveal #2

There are just a few weeks left to enter my MINRs book giveaway on GoodReads.

The draw is US only and will take place August 22nd.  (ENTER HERE).

What am I giving away? Three signed ARCS (Advance Reader's Copies) AND some original artwork. These are sketches that I prepared to help me set the scene while I was writing the book.

To make it more fun I'm also going to add some of my original artwork to the giveaway. These are sketches that I made to help me when I was writing the book.

Artwork #2 - Digger.

MINRs is a sci-fi adventure story, set on an extraterrestrial mining colony. Diggers are the super-drills that allow the mining company to quickly explore underground for minerals. They also come in handy when the kids are on the run from space pirates.

REMINDER! The draw is August 22.

(The book birthday is September 22 from Simon and Schuster.)