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Here’s the New Johnny Graphic Cover!

This is a special preview for all you Johnny Graphic fans. Here’s the cover of the new book, Johnny Graphic and the Attack of the Zombies. Just as he did a year ago, artist Steve Thomas did a terrific job … Continue reading

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Johnny Is Available at Common Good Books

This is just a heads up for Twin Cities Johnny Graphic fans–the paperback edition of Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb is available at Common Good Books in St. Paul. Located at the busy corner of Snelling and Grand, CGB … Continue reading

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Johnny Graphic’s New Adventure: Out Later This Summer

Those of you who read Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb may have wondered what happened next to our 12-year-old news photographer. Well, you won’t have to wait much longer. Johnny Graphic and the Attack of the Zombies, the second … Continue reading

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If Johnny Was In the Movies

The odds of Johnny Graphic being made into a movie are probably about the same as my winning the Power Ball. But an author can dream, can’t he? If Johnny’s story is made into a movie, I don’t see it … Continue reading

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The Last Bluecoat

If you’ve read Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb, you know that Johnny’s #1 ghost sidekick is a dead cavalry officer from the First Border War, Colonel MacFarlane. In Johnny’s world, that war was the equivalent of the U.S.’s Civil … Continue reading

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The Johnny Graphic Discussion Guide Is Now Available

Many of you have suggested that I create a guide for readers who want to get the most from Johnny Graphic’s adventures. The result is this new Reader’s Guide, which is full of thought-provoking discussion questions, challenging new vocabulary, and … Continue reading

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Another Young Photographer

As a news photographer, Johnny Graphic can only be called a prodigy. He does something on a professional level at a young age. In the real world, of course, this sort of thing doesn’t happen very often. But since the … Continue reading

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Imagining Old Number One

One of the key action sequences in Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb takes place on a small island in the Greater Ocean (Pacific), near the country of Rotonesia (Indonesia). This remote island is called Old Number One and it … Continue reading

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Tricky Names

If you happen to have an unusual first or last name, you’ve probably run into people who mispronounce it. In place of a first name I use my initials, D. R. (A lot of writers do.) When I’m talking to … Continue reading

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Writing Book 2: Sometimes You Need a Road Map

When I first started writing Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb, I knew that telling Johnny’s story would take at least three books. And now that JGEB is out in the world as an e-book and a print-on-demand book (just … Continue reading

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