School Visits



Welcome to my blog!

This is where I write about writing, coding, game design, and whatever else I think you might be interested in. Have a request for a topic? Drop me a line, and I'll write a post!

The Dog’s Moment

When washing a Labrador retriever there’s always a moment when the dog suddenly has the upper hand. You know it. The dog knows it. It doesn’t matter how fast you run, or how loudly you shout, the dog will shake, covering you with foam, water, and all the nasty-smelling muck you were trying to wash […]

Review: The Four Rooms

Along with designing games, I also contract with other companies, writing rules, testing, and making suggestions. I typically don’t write about these jobs, mainly because my clients usually don’t want me to. Recently, though, I ¬†finished working on a game that had an interesting mechanic that I haven’t seen before. The game is called The […]

Rising Star Nomination – Vote Now!

Hey everyone, I was just nominated for the Rising Star award at the Toy and Game Inventor Exhibition. Super excited… and I need your help. Go vote! Vote now! Here’s the link:¬†http://www.tagieawards.com/us/poll/risingstarpoll.php

My Number One Fan with my Number One Book!

The Advanced Reader Copy of Dragon Run arrived not too long ago. Here’s a pic of my number one fan reading his way through it!  

CSS Classes: Get Combinational!

A quick word about CSS classes for web designers and developers who are just getting started. It’s a simple trick, but it’ll make your life much easier – especially if you want to maintain the code you write.

So you wanna make a game?

So you’ve designed a game but you don’t know what to do with it? Here is a quick rundown of your options.

More awards for Distraction

Hey everyone, it looks like Dr. Toy loves Distraction to, um, distraction. Okay, that was reaching. Anyway, Dr. Toy just named Distraction one of their 10 best games for 2012, and one of their 100 best children’s products!

Distraction Mentioned by the TIA

The Toy Industry Association just published an article about holiday trends for 2012. Guess what game was mentioned first in their list? Here’s the link to the story!

The warped mirrors

Everyone has heard the saying “art imitates life,” but what exactly does that mean to a writer? More headaches.

Web 101

Ever wondered what’s going on behind the scenes when you visit a web site or send an email? Here’s a quick summary.