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Get Ganked this weekend for free (it won’t hurt, honest.)

» by August 23, 2014 at 9:27 am » Comments (0)

[caption id="attachment_1634" align="alignleft" width="189"] Get Ganked for free this weekend at Instafreebie.[/caption] Summer is coming to an end here in Ontario. And while I'm excited and ready to get back into ...more »

How those Minecraft books got my students reading . . .

» by August 1, 2014 at 11:32 am » Comments (0)

[caption id="attachment_817" align="alignleft" width="600"] The three most coveted books on our Grade 1 class library. Are you surprised?[/caption] [This post originally appeared on GamingEdus.org, but I figured folks dropping by here ...more »

I’m writing a Minecraft novel! Wait, I’m writing a Minecraft novel?

» by July 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm » Comments (0)

They say write what you know. I know Minecraft and I know writing for kids. Combining the two seemed like a natural fit and the beginnings of a really fun project. The ...more »

How my talk on comics got hijacked (and then saved) by that blocky game

» by April 29, 2014 at 7:13 am » Comments (0)

So, here's the scene: It's a busy Saturday at the Toronto Public Library's Book Bash children's festival. There's kids running around everywhere in the TPL's Northern Branch. There's stacks of books ...more »

Minecraft Students are evolving. They’ll pwn teachers (and servers). And that’s awesome.

» by February 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm » Comments (2)

"You'll never know more than your students. And that's okay." I find myself saying that a lot to teachers looking to bring Minecraft into their classrooms. Any adult who's been within ...more »

Giving Away My Books Makes Me Want to Write More

» by December 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm » Comments (0)

[caption id="attachment_1735" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ganked giveaway goodies almost ready to be mailed.[/caption] With Christmas around the corner, the season for giving is definitely here. While I do like the whole receiving ...more »

Ganked print edition arrives. I am happy.

» by November 20, 2013 at 8:04 pm » Comments (0)

I've written over 30 books and graphic novels for kids over the last decade. I like them all. A lot. I'm always happy when the first printed copies arrive at ...more »
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