Ridgeback Puppies, Feeding (and Eating) Kangaroos, Croc Snacks, Petting Koalas, and Sydney

  The title sort of says it all. Amazing final panel with Don Walker and Margot O’Neill, terrific “Conversation Hour”/radio session with Richard Fidler (a great in-depth interviewer – and very funny man), a quick detour to check out some Australian Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies (how could I not?), a trip to visit some wildlife, a […]

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 […]

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 […]