Tuesday, February 21, 2012


...tap tap..."Is this thing on?" ...tap tap...

So yeah...Hi everyone! Been a while. Remember me? Tall, lanky, prone to bad puns? Well, it seems as if whole seasons have gone by since my last post (June? Really, dude?), and for that I apologize. It's been a pretty busy 7 months or so, and I'm thankful for that. Had a few books released. Worked on a handful more. Watched my toddling little toddler turn into a 'big boy.' So yeah, it's enough to forget I've got this little corner of the Interweb to update.

Since 2012 kicked off, the kidlet has hit three pretty solid milestones: he's potty-trained, he sleeps in a bed and not a crib, and he started preschool. The Trinity of Toddlerhood. And he's taken to them all like a champ. Sure, the newfound freedom of bed life has made for some interesting evenings, as did the Defcon 1 scrambles to the bathroom. But he loves school, the social interaction has been great (for both father and son!), and it's created a new favorite moment to my day: asking what he did at school, and trying to decipher his answer. It's awesome.

As for those books I mentioned...they're listed on the sidebar now, but my second graphic novel in the Sports Illustrated Kids line, Riptide Pride was released.

I was also asked to write for an exciting new series from Stone Arch Books, a collaboration with legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk. The series, Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution, follows a quartet of extreme sports enthusiasts tracking down the scattered pieces of a mystical skateboard once used by The Birdman himself. It's a healthy genre combo: equal parts action, mystery, sci-fi, and yes, even romance. I was fortunate enough to be asked to write volumes 6 and 7 (titled Tunnel Vision and Exiled, respectively), and continue on with the series. Four more volumes are on deck for Fall of 2012, three of which were written by yours truly. It's really been a great series to be a part of.

I've also been working on few other projects, but for now I won't say too much about them. They all vary so greatly from one another, in exciting and challenging ways. And when I can share, you bet your sweet bippy I won't wait another 7 months to spread the news!

Hope everything is well in your corner of the world, folks!