Hogart Goes To Singapore

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Last week was busy. I visited five schools in Singapore over the course of five days and recited Hogart the Hedgehog Turns Nink 23 times to a total of 1450 kids! My voice was worn hoarse by all the different character voices I use for telling the story, but I got through it fine and enjoyed nearly every moment. The only time … Read More

Greta von Gerbil Launch Party

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On the evening of Wednesday September 21st 2016, a gathering of 60-70 folks turned up for the launch of Greta von Gerbil & Her Really Large Lexicon at Orange Peel bar in Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong. Orange Peel is also the home of Peel Street Poetry, Hong Kong’s only weekly poetry event. They have a stage, a grand piano, several … Read More

Anapest Aesthetics

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O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! An appropriate line because Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” was a part influence on Greta von Gerbil & Her Really Large Lexicon. I’m chortling in my joy because I’ve just received five advance copies of Greta, and I’m pleased to see they’ve turned out beautifully. Our first book, Hogart The Hedgehog Turns Nink, wasn’t too shabby either. My first stipulation was always that … Read More

Greta von Gerbil Book Release Trailer

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For quite some time I’d put off making this trailer because I was worried about using the new version of iMovie (10.1). I’ve used it a few times in the past and found some aspects very confusing. I’ve used the older version a lot in the past, and the new version seemed completely different, and I didn’t fancy having to learn the … Read More

The Beginning of Anapest Press

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During the Chinese New Year holiday, in January 2015, my brother-in-law, Duncan Klein, issued me a challenge: “I’ll give you a year to write a children’s book.” My daughter had been born in 2013 and I’d been reading Dr. Seuss books to her every day (without fail), so the thought of writing a Seussian narrative had been on my mind. I’d … Read More