Aug 8


I’ve had two more book releases this summer and both are from the beautiful, buildable world of LEGO!
For all the early-reading LEGO fans, there’s LEGO City: Fix That Truck! and LEGO City: Look Out Below! Read the stories that compliment some of the brand new toy sets!
I hope you enjoy them and I hope they inspire you to create your very own LEGO adventures!


Apr 1


I was honored to be chosen as one of the 2012 Ten Haute Authors by Colophon—Friends of the SMU Libraries.

My wife, Becky Meehan, her mother, Rev. Annette Meehan, and I had a wonderful evening at this year’s Tables of Content — a fundraiser benefiting the annual Grants Program supporting the purchase of books, periodicals, electronic resources, and other much-needed equipment and materials for all of the SMU libraries.

Each of the authors had a table in a lovely courtyard, serenaded by a string quartet. I met several amazing people including author PJ Hoover (be sure to check out some of her cool books HERE) and our table host, Dr. Ruben L.F. Habito, Professor of World Religions and Spirituality at Perkins School of Theology. It was an evening of riveting conversation. Even former First Lady, Laura Bush was in attendance (although I didn’t get to say hi).

Thanks to Director Amy Carver and Coordinator Cindy Ruppi for the honor and invitation. And a special thanks to Dr. Habito for being such a gracious host.


Mar 20


I was delighted to be included as one of the 2012 Top Ten Haute Young Authors at this year’s Tables of Content — an annual fundraiser put on by Colophon Friends of the SMU Libraries. I’ll not only sign books at the event but also meet several amazing authors as well as witness the presentation of the 3rd Annual Literati Award to SMU Professor of English, Marshall Terry.
If interested in attending, please call 214.768.3225 or email by March 26, 2012.
Proceeds from this event benefit the annual Grants Program sponsored by the Friends of the SMU Libraries which supports the purchase of books, periodicals, electronic resources, and other much-needed equipment and materials for all of the SMU libraries.

Jan 25


I was recently interviewed by Katherine Mason for her Winx Club fan site, Fire and Flame! A few years ago I wrote several books for the series and they reside among my list of favorites.
If you enjoy the show or are simply a magical fairy fan, I highly recommend visiting her cool fan site and you can check out my interview HERE.
To learn even more about the series, visit the official Winx Club site or find my Winx books here!
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Jan 16


I was recently interviewed by Mark Ray, fellow freelance writer and author of the wonderful book: The Scoutmaster’s Other Handbook. He wrote an article about me in the current BSA Alumni newsletter: Alumni Alive!
You can check out the article on the BSA website or view an archived PDF version HERE.
If you’re involved in Scouting, I highly recommend buying a copy of Mark’s book. And if you’re NOT involved in Scouting, I can’t endorse a better organization for your child in terms of learning new skills, experiencing new adventures, and developing leadership skills that will last a lifetime!
For more information, or to find local packs and troops in your area, visit the Boy Scouts of America official website.

Nov 13


Clown Commandos Co-creator Scott McFadden and I met a lot of great people and got the word out about our kickin’ digital comic book app!
I even ran into actress and voice of Disney’s Pocahontas, Irene Bedard. I had worked with Irene back when I worked in Special Effects! I didn’t realize that she was going to be appearing so I went up to say hi when I spotted her. I asked her if she remembered one of the guys who had hung her in a special harness during the making of the mini-series, True Women. She did remember and even asked for a picture. Very cool!
Keep your eye on the ClownBlog this week for more details of our adventure at Austin Comic Con!

Nov 10


I’ll be appearing at the Wizard World Comic Con this weekend in Austin, TX! Find me in Artist Alley under the big orange Clown Commandos banner. You can’t miss me. I may even be wearing a silly hat. Who am I kdding? OF COURSE I’ll be wearing a silly hat!
Alongside Clown Commandos co-creator, Scott McFadden, I’ll be signing some of my books, giving away some cool clown gear, and checking out all the rockin’ costumes! If you live in or around the area be sure to stop by!
For more information and continuing Clown Commandos comic con coverage, be sure to visit the official Clown Commandos blog:!

Apr 11

I’m very excited to be appearing at a Real Bookstore this Saturday, the 16th in Fairview, Texas (just south of McKinney).

I’ll perform the same multimedia show I give at school visits and then I’ll sign copies of my new book, Night at the Museum: Nick’s Tales–Night of the Dragons.

My performance begins at 2:00 p.m.

A Real Bookstore’s address:

113 Prairie Road
Fairview, TX 75069

Hope to see you there!

Mar 15


Celebrating the release of my new book, Night at the Museum: Nick’s Tales – Night of the Dragons, Barron’s Educational Series is giving away one of their OTHER Night at the Museum books each day from March 1, 2011 to August 1, 2011 to winners chosen at random (no purchase necessary).
Click HERE to enter and good luck!

Jun 24


If you’re in the Kansas City, Missouri area, bring the kids to meet me on Saturday, July 10th at the Kansas City Central Library. At 2:00 PM, I’ll give my fun performance about what it’s like to be a writer and the exciting path I took to get here. I’ll perform my dynamic multimedia presentation, take time to answer as many questions possible, and I may even break out the guitar!

However, if there are any young writers out there (or kids just becoming interested in writing), I plan to give a fun and informative writing workshop that morning at 10:30 AM. It’s nothing too strenuous and every grade, skill, and experience level is welcome. I give the kids some helpful hints and practices to begin improving their writing skills right now!

For more information and to RSVP, click HERE!

I look forward to meeting you AND I’d like to check out those giant books on the Central Library parking garage. Of course, by “check out” I mean check out in the looking sense not check out in the library sense. Because… well… they’re really really big… and probably not real.

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