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I’m not a member of the millennial generation, but I feel the need to cry bullshit on their behalf. You may have heard about the Time story trashing millennials, as narcissistic, lazy smartphone-obsessed kids who still live with their parents. … Continue reading
Just wanted to let you all know I’ve posted a free short story, The Last Zoo, on Smashwords. It’s about a mildly dystopian zoo, a half-blind polar bear, and a post-modernist wing nut. What could be more fun than that? … Continue reading
The First is now available in good old traditional paperback! Not sure how Grandpa Baumler would feel about that, but it would sure make a nice gift for the YA reader on your Christmas list (or for yourself). Check it … Continue reading
A recent Guardian post complained that there aren’t many novels that deal with climate change.* The article was met with multiple reading suggestions, mostly science fiction novels. And um, hello? I have one! My YA urban fantasy: The First. Below are … Continue reading
Think the whole YA thing came after Harry Potter? Think again. Check out my guest blog for the bookstore Printsasia.com on the Top Ten Most Influential YA Novels of the 20th Century. You’ll find a few you know and perhaps a … Continue reading
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak “Here is a small fact: You are going to die.” This is not the opening line of The Book Thief. It’s the 5th or 6th, but it’s a grabber, no? And it just about … Continue reading
My sci-fi story, Green, was shortlisted for The Reader’s 2012 Short Story Competition. It is currently showcased on The Reader’s website. You can read it there, or if you have an e-reader, you can download it for free on Smashwords. … Continue reading
The Giver by Lois Lowry Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a very orderly community. Everything happens in stages. Dreams are discussed at breakfast. Emotions after dinner. At at 9 you get a bike, at 12 you start training for your career. But … Continue reading