“I have a 10 year old son who is an avid reader!! He loves books, (but he’s picky too) he loved Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. He was so excited to read the 2nd book in this series! When I presented him the first book he was not sure he would like it but changed his mind quickly, then when I heard about the 2nd book being released he almost jumped out of his chair! (no exaggeration) He is anxiously awaiting the 3rd book! I would say that any child who enjoys fantasy/adventure books should read this series! It is a well written page turner! It’s a fun story that adults can even enjoy the storyline without getting bored! According to my son, ‘every kid should read this series’. ” ~ 5-Star review from SavyGreenSaver, Amazon “I loved this book, even as an adult reading it. I was completely sucked into the plot and was constantly finding myself staying up “just a little longer” to read one more chapter. Different twists and turns in the book have you constantly guessing who is behind what and who Zak and Zoe can trust. I could definitely see myself being involved in this series as a middle schooler considering how much I enjoyed it even now. Another thing I liked about it is if you missed the first book, you could still follow along with this one and not be lost.” ~ 5-Star review from Staci, Amazon “Lars Guignard has done a fabulous job with this series. I loved the `Ghost Leopard’ & love this one even more. For late-elementary to middle school age readers, you can’t beat this series. It’s fun and fast-paced. Even my picky fifth grader enjoyed every page. There are bits of magic thrown in keep the action exciting. Mr. Guignard has a brilliant imagination & readers are blessed that he’s chosen to use it for YA fiction. If you’ve yet to read the first installment in this series, do yourself a favor and read these books back to back. Don’t limit it just to kids! Adults will have a blast reading these too!” ~ 5-Star review from Liz Terek, Amazon
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“WARNING!!! It's the best!”

I hope that Lars Guignard! Makes more to come! I think that it is the best for other kids that love fantasy book's !! Hope you love it too!!

“Great Book for Tweens”

My 10 year old grand daughter loved this book. She could hardly put it down. She hopes it turns into a series.

“Read this!”

I thought it was very interesting and also very funny. Me and my brother both really enjoyed it. Compared to other books I've read, it had way more details and I liked how it was in India because I've never been there. The yogi way was cool. I will read it a second time for sure.

“An Exciting Adventure!”

I would highly recommend this fast-paced page turner for all kids who like stories that feature magic, mystery, and adventure in an exotic location. Guignard's vivid descriptions of India -- both the chaotic city scenes and the trip through the majestic Himalayas -- bring the beauty of the country alive to young readers. His main characters, Zoe and Zac, are appealing and well drawn. It's fun to watch this pair of unlikely allies form a friendship as they race against time to rescue a supernatural creature from a villain out of ancient Indian mythology -- and discover their own hidden potential in the process.


Why George Lucas is the Original Self-Published Author

George Lucas finally sold out. Ironically his deal at 4.05 billion dollars looks middling by dot.com standards. Actually it’s pretty rich — four billion dollars does, after all, represent the worldwide gross of Star Wars films to date.

So why is George Lucas the original self-published author? Because he kept the lion’s share of […]


I was quoted in another article on ebooks. This one had the headline that ebooks are throwing publishers for a loop. Apparently as a result of the ebook revolution some publishers (Canadian ones at least) are worried about falling revenues. I’m not, and to prove it I’m giving my thriller, Lethal Circuit, away FREE for […]

My Interview with the Vancouver Sun — Money and eBooks

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KDP Select Free Book Promo on Fire

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Basically KDP Select is a program that writers can join to […]

Lethal Circuit BANNED in Germany and France

From my Facebook Writer Page:

I’m reposting this issue here, because it has yet to be resolved —

I’m not making this up. LETHAL CIRCUIT is currently the tenth most downloaded book on Amazon. (We’re running a Free promotion which ends a the end of the day–by all means download it.) The attention has resulted […]


My very first professional writing job came to me by way of a friend I’d gone to film school with. I’m not counting student stuff or writing ad copy for the local paper, or that kind of thing. I’m talking about my real first job. The one they paid me a salary for.

Basically it […]


(Originally published in Canadian Screenwriter Magazine – Spring 2010 issue)

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Platforms Exposed

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Nobody knows anything

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Black Box iPad

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