• Questions and Answers

    Questions and Answers

    A book club sent some questions about WOOL. Thought I’d share those and the answers. Some spoilers here, so beware. When I wrote my first book, “Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue,” it ended a 20-year dream of mine to create a novel that was all my own. I’d dreamed of being a writer since… Continue reading

  • Happy New Year

    Happy New Year

    I’m sitting here in Tasmania, on the other side of the world from the small farming town in which I grew up, reflecting on the wild adventure my life has become. This past year was one of the best of my life, even as it contained some of the most difficult things I’ve ever wrestled… Continue reading

  • The Value of Reading

    The Value of Reading

    Five years ago, I made the novelette WOOL available for free. Permanently. This is the short story that launched my career as a writer, and I wanted to make it available to as many readers as possible. When I discount my books, or make them free, I think about conversations I’ve had with authors about… Continue reading

  • Our Silos Leak

    Our Silos Leak

    The term “silo” is often used in the business world as a warning against limited pools of knowledge and experience. These limited networks blind us to the rest of an organization or community, and this blindness impedes growth and understanding. When you create a silo, you stake out a very small patch of land and… Continue reading

  • Let’s Kickstart a WOOL Film

    Let’s Kickstart a WOOL Film

    I know a ton of you are dying to see the world of WOOL come to life on the big or small screen. So I’m here to tell you how we can help make this happen: There has been some stirrings on the film side of things, and even the pessimist in me is sitting up… Continue reading