Monday, October 18, 2021

Cover Reveal: DRIFTERS! Coming May 10, 2022

 It's here! It's really here! The cover for my next novel, DRIFTERS, coming from Walden Pond Press and HarperCollins Publishers on May 10, 2022. 

Here is the cover and the publisher's description. And as always, if you have questions, you can drop me a line at the email on the contact page, or find me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Can't wait to share this book with you!

Friday, May 28, 2021


 Hi! Wow, it's been awhile. A lot has happened since the third Chronicle of the Dark Star book came out in 2019, as well as the two original books I wrote for the Lost In Space Netflix series last year. BUT I HAVE BEEN WRITING! And I'm nearly finished with my next book, which will be out in 2022 (date TBD). Since you might have some questions, here is what I know:

1. What is this book called? The working title is DRIFTERS. The second place title is THE DRIFT. I think we are going to go with Drifters. 

2. Is there a cover yet? I have seen the designs for the cover, and it RULES! But I can't share them yet.

3. Is this the fourth book in the Chronicle of the Dark Star? Ahem, not exactly, BUT, for the keen-eyed reader of that series, there will be many Easter eggs for you to find in Drifters, as it takes place in the same universe, but on Earth. You might even see some familiar names and sights, and learn something about a certain something's origins. ;)

4. What is this book about? On the lonely coast of Washington State, in our current time, a girl named Jovie is searching for her best friend, who has gone missing. There are no leads, and no breaks in the case...until Jovie and her friends Sylvan and Mason discover that her friend has been literally forgotten about by everyone in town. As they dig further into this strange phenomenon, they discover that something much larger, much more dangerous, and dare I say, cosmic, may be happening in their little town, and may have been happening for a long, long time. There is an account of a shipwreck in the 1800's, a mysterious spyglass with otherworldly powers, an abandoned nuclear plant that may not be abandoned, an empty seat at school that isn't really empty, a fearful description of a "shadow on the stars"... and oh so much more.  

So yeah! I am very excited. I wish this book was already finished and on a bookshelf, but I'm getting there. More updates soon!

Monday, November 4, 2019


Hey check it out: coming November 19th, my first original novel based on the Netflix series Lost in Space! I've written two novels featuring original adventures for Will Robinson and his Robot and family (the second comes out in 2020). This first book, Return to Yesterday, takes place during Season 1, and features some of my favorite stuff: mysterious aliens, time travel, and far off worlds. Look for it on the shelves soon!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Lists for Last Day on Mars!

Even though it first hit the shelves two years ago now, LAST DAY ON MARS continues to appear on different state and literary lists. I'm so thrilled and humbled by this recognition:

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Back from the (un)Dead: The Oliver & Emalie Song

Way back in 2008, I wrote a song about my first book, Oliver Nocturne: The Vampire's Photograph. It used to be on my old website but when I changed sites I lost the file. Over the years, fans have asked me whatever happened to that song, and just recently someone found it on Youtube. Here it is! Crazy to hear this a decade later. Also can you tell I was listening to A LOT of Elliott Smith at the time?

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Coming February 12th: THE SHORES BEYOND TIME

The final book in the Chronicle of the Dark Star trilogy is here!

It is Earth year 2256—but the fate of the few who even remember Earth is perilously in doubt. Mina Saunders-Chang and many of the surviving humans are stranded in the Centauri system, having barely survived their confrontation with the Telphon refugees. Now everyone—human and Telphon alike—is caught in the blast zone of the Centauri supernova. And yet there's only one question Mina is asking:

Where are Liam and Phoebe?

Having barely made it through the battle at the Centauri system with their lives, Liam and Phoebe awake on a mysterious ship in the middle of a dead universe. The ship bears the markings of a human starliner that disappeared decades ago—but even more disturbing than that is the massive alien machine floating in the starless space before them.

A machine long abandoned but now showing signs of life. A machine that has begun speaking to Liam in a voice that only he can hear....

The thrilling conclusion to the Chronicle of the Dark Star is a stunningly imagined journey deep into the heart of the origins of our universe, as humanity wages a desperate fight to save its future, once and for all.



Monday, January 7, 2019


My Books -> Your Classroom or Library!

Hey, it's giveaway time again! Every time I publish a book, I get a box of author copies and inevitably, most of them end up in my office closet. One of my New Year's resolutions is to downsize, and I think these books would be much happier in classrooms and libraries!

OKAY READY? TEACHERS! LIBRARIANS! STUDENTS! PARENTS OF STUDENTS! Want some free books? YES YOU DO. All you have to do is comment on this page, or on the posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and I will send you your choice of up to 2 books (only one hardcover per person, alas, as I need them to fit into the padded mailers I have.)

Just leave a comment letting me know which books you want and for what school (and why those books, if you're so inclined) and also either WHERE TO SEND THEM or an email address where we can follow up. AND THEN I WILL SEND YOU THE BOOKS (I may need to send you second choices if I run out of stuff; we'll talk!)

Here are the available books:

Happy new year!