Sometimes I like to code fun little apps 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 these secret pages with some clever internet tricks – and there are also encoded URLs to them hidden in plain sight somewhere on the Writing page. Those secret pages hold deleted scenes from THIS MORTAL COIL, THIS CRUEL DESIGN, and THIS VICIOUS CURE – so don’t go looking too hard for them if you haven’t finished all three books!

The Pigeon Poem

This page has instructions for decoding the poem at the back of THIS MORTAL COIL. There’s a decoding tool on this site, but it’s worth trying to code your own!

Text Encryption

Use this tool to encode or decode message like those Cat found in the DNA of the pigeons!

DNA Origami

This page has instructions and printable files for origami DNA! Be sure to follow all the instructions – especially the last one! – to make your own fun DNA helices. 

Workshop Handouts

For parents and educators, here is a link to a handout from a workshop I love running with students on world-building in fiction. Feel free to use it as-is on your own, adapt or alter as you please, or contact me through my contact page if you’d like an in-person or virtual school visit where I’ll speak with your students about my writing journey and process and run through these exercises. Other workshops available on request.

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