Belated Friday Cat Blogging

About damn time you woke up thumb-monkey—I want breakfast!


Dude had a book out, chill. You know he’s not much of a morning monkey.


Book launch does not mean thumb-monkey gets a pass on his duties.


I think he should bring us breakfast in bed as penance.


Man, cats are sooo demanding. Look what he accomplished this week.


I am not a cat, I am a book rocket. Fly me!

School For Sidekicks: Launch Day

My newest book, SCHOOL FOR SIDEKICKS, launches today. Both figuratively and literally…

ETA: The extended rocket launch below the other videos:

More silly launch videos are on the way as soon as we can get them edited, so watch this space. In the meantime, here are a couple of notable reviews for the novel: Kirkus. Publisher’s Weekly, and an excerpt.

If you order before the weekend, you can get a signed and customized copy from Uncle Hugo’s where I will be signing on Saturday, and, of course, the book may be purchased at all the usual venues: Amazon, Barnes And Noble, Indiebound, BAM Powells

Launch Events:

On August 4th at 7pm at the Har Mar Barnes and Noble in Roseville MN, I will be reading and signing.

On August 6th at 3pm EST (2pm CST) I will be doing a reddit Ask Me Anything

On August 8th at 1pm I will be signing books at Uncle Hugo’s in Minneapolis MN. You can order in advance and have me custom sign things and then they will ship them to you, if you’re so inclined.

Also my short story The Totally Secret Origin of Foxman: Excerpts from an EPIC Autobiography, is up at where you can read it for FREE! 

Notes from Castle Flabbergasted

So, my first novel for younger readers, School For Sidekicks, will be out on August 4th, and it now has two shiny starred reviews.

One from Kirkus.

And another from Publisher’s Weekly.

I’m delighted and blown away and generally euphoric.

See also: Notes from Castle Flabbergasted.

metal porthole; Shutterstock ID 82146736

In related news, a short story in this world will be out via July 22nd.