And the Winner is…

Congratulations to Delia and her daughter Willow for winning the signed ARC at Denver Comic Con this week!

They inform me Mr Hardy got to the mail first. No doubt for quality control purposes. 

Daniel Coldstar: The Relic War. For ages 8 and up. And up.

Win a signed, personalized ARC of Daniel Coldstar: The Relic War


As we edge closer to the publication date, I’ve agreed to sign a personalized Advance Reader Copy of Daniel Coldstar. That means it has typos in it and a few small changes that do not appear in the finished hardback book.

The copy doesn’t have to be personalized to you, you can enter for a friend or relative you would like to gift it to. The book will be mailed from here in sunny Colorado to anywhere in the world that receives mail.

Go to to enter and find out more.

As Daniel himself says: “Tell your friends! Tell your family! Tell anyone you know in the galaxy! Whompfff! POW! Pew pew pew!”

The end of Atlantipedia

It’s been a long run. Over the last 10 years we’ve collected masses of data and discovered some really intriguing theories, but reluctantly I have decided to bring Atlantipedia to a close. The sheer effort and time has been eating away at both my writing time, and family life, and that wasn’t what this project was intended to do.

I hope the site has been of use to people interested in researching Atlantis. It is a huge field, and wading through the sheer volumes of crazy in order to reach the serious scholarly discussions is an undertaking in and of itself.

I am working on the first of a series of papers on the subject and this will be published in due course. In the meantime, good luck. Atlantipedia out.

Daniel Coldstar: The Relic War honored by the Junior Library Guild!

I got an email on Wednesday from my editor at HarperCollins (hi Jess!), that came as such a surprise I literally wrote back asking if there had been some kind of mistake. I was assured there was not. Daniel Coldstar: The Relic War has been given the honor of being a Junior Library Guild selection for Fall 2017! Thank you Junior Library Guild!

To paraphrase Ron Burgandy, this is kind of a big deal. Not just because I get a gold pin and something to hang on my wall, but because of just how rigorous their selection process is. To give you an idea, here is what the JLG says on their website:

The JLG editorial team reviews more than 3,000 new titles each year, in manuscript or prepublication stage. We’ve developed a keen sense for finding the best of the best. Over 95 percent of our selections go on to receive awards and/or favorable reviews. And, according to statistics provided by Collection HQ, from 2013 to 2014 JLG Selections circulated 81% more than other books published for children and teens.


Daniel Coldstar: The Relic War will be released November 7 (you can pre-order it now from just about everywhere). In the meantime, if you would like to learn more about the book, visit, and sign up for the mailing list.

We’re also going to be having a competition or two in the coming months for Advanced Reader Copies of the book. One of them will be through Goodreads, so if you want to be notified of when that happens, add Daniel to your to-read list as soon as possible!