Sometimes I like to code fun little apps, or or create bonus content that’s related to my writing. You can find links to these “extras” on this page, and I’ll add more as time goes on. There are a few ‘extras’ on this site that aren’t linked to directly, though. You might be able to find them with some clever internet tricks – and there are also encoded URLs hidden in plain view somewhere on the Writing page. Those secret pages hold deleted scenes from THIS MORTAL COIL and THIS CRUEL DESIGN – so don’t go looking too hard for them if you haven’t finished the first two books!

DNA Origami

Download a printable pattern for a DNA origami model and follow these step-by-step instructions to decorate and fold your own DNA paper model! I love seeing these, so if you color one in or make it out of fun paper – please post a picture online and tag me! πŸ™‚

The Pigeon Poem

Have you read THIS MORTAL COIL, and wondered about the poem Cat found in the pigeons? This page has instructions for decoding the poem at the back of the book. There’s a decoding tool on this site, but it’s worth trying to code your own!

Text Encryption – Secret Messages

Use this tool to encode or decode message like those Cat found in the DNA of the pigeons! You can use this tool to send an encoded message to a friend via email.

Encoded Image Creator

This is a little app I coded to learn how to use HTML Canvas! You can encode a short message and hide it in plain sight in an image that’s perfect for sharing on social media. Check out the page to make your own image, and scroll down to see how I coded it. If you make an image and share it online, I’d love to see it! Feel free to tag me πŸ™‚