What you do when you make the 2018 Whitcoulls Kids Top 50

You make a thank you video for all the voters!


The map!


I thought it might be a nice idea to post a picture of the wonderful map of The Island - Flynn and Paddy's untouched paradise which appears in The Dragon Defenders books. I crudely sketched it and then it was beautifully rendered by Turkish artist Kerem Beyit. I didn't know what he was going to come up with, but when I saw it it took my breath away!



OMG! Featured on Seven Sharp!

Tim Wilson, roving reporter-at-large, spoke to me about my rollercoaster journey of indie publishing. It was amazing to look back over the last six years and I want to say thankyou to everyone who ever bought a Dragon Brothers Book - it is much appreciated!


An appeal for young book reviewers!

The Dragon Defenders - Book Three: An Unfamiliar Place is out! You'll notice in this photo that the two reviews at the bottom are from young readers, and I want to collect some more.

If your child is keen to record a short video review of The Dragon Defenders - Book Three, then please film it and email it to me at or via Whatsapp (I'm on 021646884). Alternatively you can upload it to my facebook page here and I'll put them all together in a giant video review extravaganza of all the kids!

There are posters of the artwork of Book Three to be won for the best reviews!

IMPORTANT TIP: Hold the phone horizontally (landscape view)!


Cover reveal - The Dragon Defenders 3!

So, here it is! The cover of The Dragon Defenders - Book Three: An Unfamiliar Place. I know it has taken a while, and you've waited so patiently, so I hope you like it as much as I do!

You can see Briar, the awesome 11-year-old niece of The Pitbull, on the back of Elton. You can also tell from the cover and the title that the brothers have had to leave the safety of their paradise island, and you can probably guess who forced them to leave!

The book's launch date is August 7, 2018, and it will be in all good NZ book stores and in some gift stores. Pre-orders are now open - just click here