Brisbane Book Festival

Wrapped up New Zealand in a bit of a whirlwind, swinging through Christchurch and Wellington (and eating some white bait fritters). Then I zipped off to Brisbane, a stunningly beautiful city by any account. The book festival is wonderfully run and well organized, with a terrific range of authors – one of the best festivals… Read more »

Pictures From Auckland, New Zealand

An amazing vibe here in Auckland. New Zealand feels familiar – sunny and laid back like California, but with its own incredible spin. I spent the day running all over the city, going up in the Sky Tower (the second largest building in the Southern Hemisphere), taking the ferry to historic Devonport, strolling through the… Read more »

Reading Internationally

One of my favorite things about attending book festivals and touring in different countries is that there’s always a good amount of overlap with other authors. Books, for me, are one of the best ways to gain entry to a new culture, to understand a country and its quirks and history. I leave in a… Read more »