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A lot about The Softwire comes from my own experiences growing up. No, I never traveled on a seed-ship to Orbis but I did feel like I was a slave working in my parents ceramic factory as a teenager. In the summer I would slug 50lbs+ molds around while standing in a room with kilns firing at 1400 degrees. It wasn't fun and at the time I really resented my parents for it. I felt used and not in control of what I wanted. Probably like a lot of other kids my age then but hey, what did I know, I was fourteen.

Besides writing The Sofwire series I also created Kids Need to Read, a literary charity I founded with actor Nathan Fillion and friend Denise Gary.

When I have nothing else to do, I create online games based on young adult literature. I creat...more


This is the first time I've used the blog feature on Goodreads. I hope to use it to add updates about my current projects.

Right now I'm working on a new book series called the Wandchasers. I'm in the middle of a rewrite and it's not going as fast as I'd like. I have far too many distractions in my life right now. Most good - some bad ;)

I'm looking for any reference material on Dutch mythology,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 01, 2011 12:15 • 331 views • Tags: pj-haarsma, rings-of-orbis, softwire
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The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1
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message 4: by P.J.

P.J. Well, Tarzana on March 12th. San Diego on April 3rd. BEA at the end of May... Phoenix the entire month of Sept. I think though I'm going to start charging for the pix. You know like the sci-fi actors at the cons? Just kidding! You bring the camera, I'll smile!


Kayefex I gotta keep track of your schedule so I can have one of those trendy me-with-the-author photos, too! =)


message 2: by P.J.

P.J. Hey, you come on over to the Rings of Orbis, now there's a place to hang out. Aliens, toonbas, slave trading... ah, if only it were real!


Daanon It's about time you got on here.


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