‘Narnia (meets) Stephen King…sophisticated, scary, supernatural thrills.’
VOYA Magazine 2015 TOP SHELF Honoree
2015 BEST YA MYSTERY
Gelett Burgess Children’s Awards
‘‘A wonderful mix of surrealism, fantasy, and reality…evocative and gut-wrenching. There is a dreamlike state that surrounds the novel — a harrowing adventure (that) is masterfully done.’
‘Burgess leaves readers clawing for the sequel. Kids will enjoy it; adults will love it.’
‘If you are the sort of person who enjoys being the first to know about something important, it’s high time you read this. Because this is important. For brave young readers and their parents.’
THE GUARDIAN (UK)
‘Exciting, dark and packed full of mystery. A Red Ribbon winner and highly recommended.’
The 2015 Wishing Shelf Book Awards
‘FIVE STARS — haunting fantasy not for the faint of heart.’
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
‘A well-written and character-filled journey…reminiscent of Diana Wynne Jones. This book will delight any young reader’
The BookLife Prize for Fiction
‘Though written for children (ages 10 and up), teenagers and even adults will find themselves challenged to put it down.‘
‘Few authors can match this one when it comes to grounded ‘surreality’. (Burgess) has returned…and it is brilliant.’
LIVING MYTH MAGAZINE
2015 SILVER MEDALIST (Pre-Teen Fiction)
Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
‘Cinematic…lyrical…and quite often extraordinary.‘
What happens when an award-winning writer/producer hits ‘eject’ on the 9 to 5, stuffs a backpack, and dives head-first into the weird, wild world of ‘digital nomads’?
After 7 years in Asia, Europe, and parts unknown, I’m hitting the mic to share candid tales of culture shock, creative inspiration, sex and relationships, psychedelics and spirituality, and much, MUCH more!
It’s like a renaissance dude’s ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, but with the naughty bits still intact — it’s BUDDHA AND THE SLUT.
They say I’m an award-winning writer, producer, and transmedia dude cursing at my laptop on some forgotten shore with decent wifi. I earned my big-boy pants in the videogame industry before moving on to create acclaimed animation, graphic novel, and interactive projects. Nowadays, you can find me carving up the creative pie between hush-hush multi-platform collaborations and developing original narrative IP. It has also been rumoured that I am an exceedingly passionate fellow with an abiding love for scary stories, comic books, adventure travel, frozen yogurt, and (it should go without saying) cats…