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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

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

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…