New Events – Tickets now on Sale!

Hello, my long-lost subscribers! My deepest apologies for my radio silence these past few months: I’ve been hard at work on the second book about the history of plastic surgery; as well as other various projects. But I hope to publish a new blog post very soon. In the meantime, I’d [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|6 Comments

My New Book Deal

I’m so excited to announce that the subject of MY NEXT BOOK will be on the birth of plastic surgery told through the incredible story of Harold Gillies, the pioneering and eccentric surgeon who first united art and medicine to address the horrific injures that resulted from World War I. From [...]

By |February 21st, 2018|39 Comments

The Butchering Art – BOOK TRAILER!

With just one week left until the launch of my debut book, it’s my great pleasure to unveil the trailer for The Butchering Art. A great deal of love, thought and care has gone into the many weeks of its production. As someone who relishes the visual elements of the past, I [...]

By |October 10th, 2017|5 Comments

Carved Skull – GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Win this amazing skull carved by Zane Wylie in honor of the publication of my first book, The Butchering Art. To enter: 1) Pre-order The Butchering Art (click HERE) 2) Share this post on social media 3) Leave your name in the comment section The Butchering Art follows the surgeon Joseph Lister [...]

By |September 29th, 2017|34 Comments

The Butchering Art – US Book Tour!

I’m thrilled to announce events for my upcoming book tour in the US, beginning with the book launch at the MUTTER MUSEUM on October 17th. Below is more info about each venue, as well as links to where you can register for events. I’ll be updating info on this page from [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|11 Comments

Our Enduring Preoccupation with Premature Burial

Hours before he died, George Washington told his secretary: “Have me decently buried; and do not let my body be put into the Vault in less than three days after I am dead.” This kind of request was not uncommon. In an era when putrefaction was the only sure sign [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|0 Comments