Hi there, I’m Ransom and I write books. I also love taking (and finding) photographs, making films, traveling to places that are tricky to find on maps, urban exploring, and scuba diving, which is kind of like urban exploring, except with fish and shipwrecks instead of abandoned houses. If you want to connect with me on social media, I tweet and Instagram a lot, and post somewhat less frequently to my YouTube and Tumblr pages. So welcome, have a look around, and please don’t break anything.
Tahereh and I are going on tour for our brand-new...
Here's a fun (if brief) look behind the scenes at the Miss Peregrine movie, with me as your tour guide! This was shot while I was visiting the set in Belgium last year -- a whirlwind experience and one of the coolest few days of my life. Enjoy!
Here's a nice little interview with Tim Burton, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, and Eva Green about the Miss Peregrine movie. I was able to visit the set a number of times throughout the filming process, and I was always amazed at how warm and friendly everyone was, despite the high-pressure environment. They're all true professionals, and very kind people, to boot. I'm endlessly grateful.
Tales of the Peculiar officially has a release date and a cover -- it's coming out September 3rd, 2016 (on Loop Day!) and the cover, like the book's many illustrations, are woodcut engravings by the masterful Andrew Davidson. USA Today hosted the cover reveal, as well as a Q&A with me. If you look closely, you can find all sorts of things hidden in the branches. There's more info and links to pre-order the book here.
It’s finally here, Tim Burton’s trailer for the Miss Peregrine movie! I think it’s just stunning. And while there are some big differences between the film and the book, Tim absolutely preserved the heart and the tone of the book in his adaptation, and that, to me, is the most important thing.