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It’s all fire and ice with this bit of unnecessary science. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

Miss Lionheart approves 🙂




Miss Lionheart has been bundled into a super secret underground bunker.
Can she create these magnificently deadly creatures and escape certain death?

I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as Lilly and I enjoyed writing it – A.J. Ponder


6pm 17 August, Rona Gallery 151 Muritai Rd, Eastbourne
RSVP A.J. (Wellington) 562 8062 or on Facebook

Come and have a blast at Rona Gallery as Lilly and Frankie launch The Frankie Files and Miss Lionheart (better late than never). It’s going to be a celebration, with Lilly and Frankie helping out with fun, and handing out FrankieFilesFrontCoverprizes for the best Mad Scientist &/or Monster costumes! Don’t worry, costumes are completely optional – most scientists look just like ordinary people!

A.J. Ponder’s books sold at Rona Gallery during 3-20 August are part of the “Ponder This” exhibition supporting Te Omanga Hospice. 

For previews of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death  and The Frankie Files click on the respective titles.



see you soon,

A.J. and Eli Ponder

P.S. The Frankie Files ebook and softcover are available online.


My Dragon Pal and Me

Posted: May 16, 2016 in Dragons, Uncategorized
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Because everyone should have their own dragon pal in the end…

“I must warn you, I have a dragon!” (From the television show Galavant that was recently cancelled…RIP Galavant)

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?



Once Bitten, Twice Poisoned and Thrice SMiss Lionheart Omnibushy have all come together in one book – and now until the 27th of January it’s the teeny, tiny price of only 99c – so don’t delay, kidnap yourself into mad scientist territory, today.

Don’t wait until the paperback comes out in April – or it’ll be far too late…

Available in Amazon UK and Amazon US

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“an adventurous (anMiss Lionheart Omnibusd oftentimes hilarious) romp through a fantastical world, populated by strange beasties and gifted kids destined to save the world from evil.” William Cook

William Cook’s review actually starts… This is the first book of A.J. Ponder’s that I’ve read and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Intended for middle-grade readers, I found myself rapidly immersed in Miss Lionheart’s danger-filled weird and whacky world. Quite often, I had to remind myself that this book is aimed at a younger audience than myself… review continued on Amazon OR A.J. Ponder’s Facebook page

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More reviews…

“I wish this book had been written when I was younger.” Lee Murray

“a fun read for any YA mad scientist, secret spy, or evil super-villain” Peter Friend

“Exciting! Full of suspense, intrigue, hilarity and, of course, an assortment of laboratory engineered killer-hybrid animals!” Michelle Child

(These additional reviews come from the original Part 1 and and the full version of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death: Once Bitten)

Why not kidnap yourself to mad scientist territory and see what all the fuss is about?

And now I’m dead famous… well, hopefully not dead…. (Lilly)

Phantom Feather Press

The final cover-L-Thrice-Shyepisode of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death Part 3: Thrice Shy is now online.

To celebrate we have made Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death Part 1: Once Bitten by A.J. Ponder free for the next 21 hours. Why not pick it up a copy?

And for younger readers, Wizard’s Guide to Wellingtonwill be on promotion from the 2nd of April American time. Get in early and you might pick up a copy for as little as 99 cents.

To find out more about the books, click here for our Miss Lionheart page, and here for the Wizard’s Guide to Wellington.

To find out more about the author A.J. Ponder, WGcoverand her awards, she runs a page here that she tries to keep up to date. Also watch out for Part 2: Twice Poisoned for free up on Amazon some time this month…

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Lilly-Lionheart-Part-1By now you should know to duck the gelignite, but what I have yet to reveal is the top secret information you need to survive in an Evil Mastermind’s underground lair.

Monsters and mad science, even mythology I’ll be talking about over the next few weeks. I’ll be here to answer mad science questions as often as I can. But with guards constantly keeping an eye on me I don’t know how much I’ll be able to share without them noticing.

It is vital that this information gets out to all of you. It could save your lives some day. That is if you are ever trapped in an Evil Mastermind’s lair. Which I know sounds like something out of a comic book or a spy movie, and should be something that only happens in fiction. But for me. It’s real. It’s life or death.

I really have to go now. I can only use the excuse of sending department email for so long before the guards get suspicious.