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It’s one of the best kept secrets in the universe…

Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death is now wide, and at .99c from your favourite ebook store from Dec 1-8 2019

So hijack yourself into mad scientists’ territory, duck the gelignite avoid the Acme fuses. Do whatever you need to, just make sure you don’t miss out before this offer ends…


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Yes, that’s right – Miss Lionheart’s Adventure into a top secret facility is now available at:

So hijack yourself into mad scientists’ territory, duck the gelignite avoid the Acme fuses. Do whatever you need to, just make sure you don’t miss out…

What can I say, Lilly and I are suckers for science on TV 🙂

There’s nothing more fun than science on tv – except for science with comedians, I’ll have to check out his book – but if you love science and you love fantasy…why not check out mine?

A.J. Ponder

Author of The Frankie Files & Miss Lionheart’s Laboratory

Celebrating science, Kate the Chemist teaches Stephen Colbert how to breathe fire – and a little something about fireworks.

I hope you enjoy

Please note these death defying acts are being done with the help of an experienced (mad) scientist – in order to demonstrate just how fun Chemistry can be – with the appropriate laboratory equipment.

A.J. Ponder, author of fun science fiction including Miss Lionheart, The Frankie Files, Attack of the Giant Bugs and more. 

TOP SECRET: Lasers, gravitational waves and world domination…

Brian Greene helps Stephen Colbert with his not-so-secret plans for world domination. All I can say is keep an eye on this situation as Einstein’s theories prove as dangerous as ever. n

And, whatever you do,  remember to keep this vital  information out of the hands of our mutual enemies as world domination is totally different to world destruction.

(Miss Lionheart)









This video has important information for anyone planning to take over the world using science – chemicals that are too dangerous to play with – so why not stick to genetic engineering instead?



Shhh – don’t tell anyone – ebook 2: Twice Poisoned of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death is up FREE right nowcover-L-Twice-Poisoned

until 9pm Sat 19 April NZ time and and midnight 18 April 2015 American Pacific time. (modified)

Enjoy! and keep an eye out for an exciting announcement coming soon…


Don’t forget to read part 1 first! – Bundled into a super secret underground bunker Lilly must use her awesome genius skills – and her not so awesome social skills to survive long enough to create awesomely dangerous creatures and escape almost certain death…

Series link

Top SecretTop Secret! Keep Out.

Warning – spoiler alert! If you haven’t read Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death – Once Bitten you should turn back now….

But if you have, then you will remember that Quetzee is in terrible danger and Missy is dangerously ill. Can you leave Lilly there in GKS’ underground lab all alone with only her small crew to get her through this crisis? No, of course not, you are not a thug, or a minion, and definitely not a zombie – you are an enlightened reader, and as such you cannot leave Lilly and her team all alone in mortal danger – which is why you know you have to read the sequel, and it’s coming out very soon now, any moment…so grab your copy of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death – Twice Poisoned in advance at

A.J. Ponder

Yes it’s true (apparently) human glial cells have been transplanted into mice to make them smarter.

But if you want to read about latest outrageous advances in mad science you need to get in early for your copy of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death: Once Bitten here

Not that you will learn any of my or Squidge’s patented genetic engineering techniques, but you will become smarter…

To that end, here are some articles about how reading can make you smarter –

Now that you have a real incentive to read something really difficult, why not immerse yourself in a book. There are so many great stories out there – and at all reading levels. Of course you could always read about my adventures here at But there are heaps of other awesome books out there too. Some of my favourites are (links are included for hard-to-get books)

  • Verdigris Deep by Frances Hardinge
  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein
  • Engines of Empathy by Paul Mannering (quirky, more adult)
  • Alex Rider series by Anthony Horrowitz
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (as a bonus, there’s a code to break)
  • The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
  • Life, the Universe and Everything, by Douglas Adams
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones
  • ok too many, other awesome authors include, Ursula K. Le Guin, Brandon Sanderson, Janny Wurts, Robin Hobb, C J Cherryh, Terry Pratchett, Hugh Howey…

Non Fiction

If you have a favourite book, why not leave a comment? There can never be too much of a good thing! And you can never be too smart…


Redirection Notice

Posted: January 21, 2015 in Top Secret, WWWOE
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For all fans of the WWWOE, please note the extension, is no longer available. We would appreciate it if you could redirect your correspondence to Miss Lionheart here at

For other extensions, please inquire below

Top SecretGKS interim management apologise for any inconvenience this has caused you, and would like to offer you a sneak peak of a top secret file. You can find it here.

For all further inquiries please leave a message below or at ask Miss Lionheart. And if you come to visit any of our famous installations, please do watch out for shark tanks, snakes, zombies, and creatures of all kinds. Your safety is our primary concern.

We hope this helps,

Yours sincerely

A.J. Ponder on behalf of the team at the WWWOE (A.J. Ponder is head of promotion for the WWWOE and is the award winning writer of Wizard’s Guide to Wellington, and Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death series.)


  • How does a typical book get written in your world – what do you start with?
    I love writing, so a typical book starts with an idea and a character. Lilly Lionheart started as a girl genius fused with dangerous genetically designed animals Mastermind’s Lair. The evil mastermind idea never quite panned out as the character decided to be pompous rather than clever, but the whole mad science angle was fun. On the other hand, Wizard’s Guide to Wellington’s inspiration was in a round-about way The Hobbit. Tolkien used the countryside of Britain to create a legend he felt Britain lacked, discovering a “forgotten” history. As New Zealand and specifically Wellington already had its own legends, it was a matter of discovering how the local landmarks and legends interacted to create a very magical and dangerous city

• What awesome books and projects are you working in at the moment?

Top SecretFire Crow with Peter Friend: It’s a secret project, so I can’t really say anything, except that it’s really exciting and I love working with Peter who is a master of the Science Fiction. His Voyage to the Moon, published in Asimov’s is amazing.

The Sylvalla trilogy: Written by a pompous old university lecturer, F. Fradherghast’s Quest, Prophecy and Omens follow the adventures of Princess Sylvalla who desperately wants to be a hero. This series takes the tropes of fantasy and gently mocks them, while landing the protagonist in deeper and deeper trouble. I’d love for audiences to be able to read the trilogy on two very different levels, not unlike Winter of the Birds by Helen Cresswell. The idea is that it can be read as a straight adventure, but it can also be read at a deeper level, where things are not quite what they seem on the surface.

And finally I’m putting the bells and whistles on Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death. It’s been the most crazy fun to write. …duck the gelignite, avoid the Acme fuses. Do whatever you need to, just make sure you don’t miss out — it’s more than your life is worth! Delayed by a run of bad health, Part One: Once Bitten will now be released on the 31st of Jan.

The rest of the interview can be read here.

A.J. Ponder is an award winning author whose work includes Wizard’s Guide to Wellington, and the Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death series.