Thursday, 25 December 2008

Season's Greetings!

Merry Christmas!

Yes, Christmas Day is here at last, and hopefully some of you are waking up this morning to find that Father Christmas has left you a copy of What is Myrrh Anyway? in your stocking (along with all that cool GoGo's stuff you asked for)!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and remember you can listen to me, Dom Joly and Danny Wallace deconstructing the midwinter feast on Radio 5 Live from 12 noon.

So we keep the olden greeting
With its meaning deep and true,
And wish a merrie Christmas
And a happy New Year to you.

(Old English saying)

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Meet Radio 5 Live's Christmologist - at Acton Christmas Fair

I will be at Acton Christmas Fair, this Saturday, 6 December, from 11.00am until 6.00pm, selling and signing copies of my book, What is Myrrh Anyway? Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas.

I will also be happy to (try to) answer your Christmas questions. And you can hear me doing just that on Christmas Day, at midday, on Radio 5 Live's Dom and Danny Do Christmas.
So, maybe I'll see you there.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

GoGo Universe

GoGo Universe is the best place for everyone who loves GoGo's Crazy Bones, and the website's managers maintain that it's 'the very best website to find out all there is to know about these awesome toys!'

There are GoGo's games, photos, movies and even online comics. (I didn't find anything about Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones, though!)

Anyway, to check the site out for yourself, click here.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

New GoGo's Store

Click here to enter my new GoGo's store, where you can purchase GoGo's as well as my unofficial guide to the game Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Doctor Who Day at Ealing Library

Just to remind you... I will be at Ealing Central Library tomorrow, Saturday 22 November, taking part in their Doctor Who Day, selling and signing copies of my Doctor Who Decide Your Destiny book The Horror of Howling Hill.

(Did you know, over 100,000 Doctor Who Decide Your Destiny titles have been sold so far?)

I will also have copies of my new Christmas book What is Myrrh Anyway? available to buy.

You'll be able to meet a Dalek at 10.00am-12.00pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm, and also at 2.00pm author Nick Griffiths will be talking about his book Dalek I Loved You. There will be games, quizzes, and competitions to take part in as well.

So maybe I'll see you there...

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Have you got them all yet?

GoGo's Crazy Bones. Go go get them. Collect the whole set!

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Swap 'til you drop

Looking for somewhere to swap your GoGo's, now that your collection's growing and you'd like to exchange some of your duplicates for hard-to-find pieces?

Then look no further. Simply log on to, and swap 'til you drop!

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Happy Millennium!

Tonight the Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones blog received its 1000th visitor! When I last checked the blog's sitemeter, there had actually been 1001 visitors but as far as I can tell, the 1000th logged on from Potters Bar, Hertford. If that person was you get in touch, and we'll see if we can find you a small reward.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

GoGo's Crazy Bones - The Official Handbook

Out on 6 November is the GoGo's Crazy Bones Official Handbook (out only a couple of months after my unofficial one!).

Official word on the Official Handbook is: A playground sensation, based on a game played with real bits of bone 2,000 years ago, is selling out as soon as it hits toy store shelves! With 80 characters currently available, the toy range is selling millions each week. And now here come the official handbook! This is the ultimate read for any fan of "Gogo's Crazy Bones". With amazing facts and top stats on all of the Gogo's, loads of brilliant different games to play and a chance to design your own Gogo, this is pure Crazy Bones fun!
Grab your Gogo's and get ready to enter a whole new world of Crazy Bones © fun. Filled with profiles of all your favourite bones, brilliant things to do and amazing games to play. the official handbook is the book you need to call yourself a true Crazy Bones © fan.

It will be interesting to see what new games they come up with, having made up a fair few myself. I've got my copy on order - have you? (And there's a GoGo's Crazy Bones Official Calendar 2009 coming too!)

How crazy are you for your Crazy Bones?

Are you crazy about Crazy Bones? Do you go ga-ga over GoGo's? Are you just totally bonehead bonkers? Are you? Really?

Well, some kids are. They're so desperate to play with their favourite bits of plastic that even when their teachers have banned GoGo's they still smuggle them into school to trade in the playground at breaktime.

Of course, we here as Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones would never suggest you break school rules over your GoGo's - after all, you don't want to have them confiscated, do you?

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones - Evolution has arrived!

I was in the Richmond branch of W H Smith today and was very happy to find Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones on sale right next to the brand new GoGo's Crazy Bones Evolution series.

If you're yet to pick up a copy of Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones you can buy it here. You can buy GoGo's Crazy Bones Evolution merchandise here.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

What is Myrrh Anyway? Released today!

Yes, it's like all your Christmases have come at once - What is Myrrh Anyway? is finally released today!

It should be in all good bookshops now or, failing that, you can buy it online.

And in case you're new to this blog and wondering where the title of the book comes from, click the video link below.

Monday, 29 September 2008

GoGo's Crazy Bones - A Complete Guide

I have found another link to a website for the dedicated GoGo's Crazy Bones collector. It purports to be 'A Complete Guide' although it doesn't have half the information that you'll find inside Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones.

That said, if you're keen on collecting complete sets of GoGo's, including the new Evolution range - GoGo's, stickers, the works - then this site is probably for you. But don't forget your pocket money when you visit!

To visit GoGo's Crazy Bones: A Complete Guide, click here.

Are you bone crazy?

If so, then Bone Crazy is for you. It's your one-stop-shop for getting hold of the crazy bones you need to complete your collection!

Oh, and Bone Crazy is run by a team of crazy bone fanatics who are as crazy about bones as you are!

Sunday, 28 September 2008

GoGo's Crazy Bones - A Parents' Guide

It may be that you are checking out this blog as a parent, either having bought Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones for a child of yours or having stumbled upon this site searching for more information about the craze.

Well, in an effort to provide all fans of GoGo's Crazy Bones - and their parents - with as much information about the game as possible, I have stumbled across a parents' guide to GoGo's on the Internet.

It's not as comprehensive a source as Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones, of course, but it does give you most of the essentials, if you're new to the hobby. So why not check it out for yourself?

GoGo's Evolve!

The new generation of Crazy Bones is here! Yes, GoGo's Crazy Bones Evolution has arrived.

As with the recent revived series of GoGo's, each pack contains 3 GoGo's Crazy Bones figures and 3 GoGo's Crazy Bones stickers.

There is, of course, an accompanying sticker album and collector bags available specifically designed for the new series.

What is Myrrh Anyway? Out this week!

Hark, I am the bearer of glad tidings, to you and all your kin. For lo, What is Myrrh Anyway? is out this week!

So that's all your Christmas shopping needs sorted, in one easy to read, easy to wrap book, that's the ideal size to fit inside your Christmas stocking!

What is Myrrh Anyway? hits the shops this Thursday, but you can already order it online at Amazon.

Ho, ho, ho.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones has landed!

And here's the proof. Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones is out now!

If you haven't picked up your copy yet you can buy it here.

Friday, 12 September 2008

It's here!

Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones! is out now! So, if you're keen to find out what sort of games you can play with your prized collectibles, and want to know how to look after them as well, and perhaps would even like to know how the game originated then buy it now!

What is Myrrh Anyway?

Much excitement in the Green househould this morning, as my author copies of What is Myrrh Anyway? have arrived. And for what started out as a relatively short stocking filler of a book, it's actually turned out to be quite a weighty little book on the subject of Christmas and its traditions.So if you've always wondered why Christmas Day falls on 25 December, or can't understand why Brussels sprouts are always on the menu for Christmas dinner, then this little Christmas cracker of a book is the one for you.

The book isn't officially published by Icon Books until 2 October, but it is available to pre-order over on Amazon. And you can discover more fun and fascinating facts about the festive season over on the dedicated What is Myrrh Anyway? blog.

Ho, ho, ho.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones! Out this week

My latest book (the revised and updated version of one I wrote 12 years ago) is out this Thursday. Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones! is all about the latest craze to hit homes and playgrounds across the country (and they say lightning never strikes twice).

And despite the fact that the book is not officially out until Thursday, it's already almost sold out on Amazon, so you'd better get over there quickly if you want to nab yourself a copy.

Go on, get go-going! You know you want to!

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Crazy Critters!

GoGo's Crazy Bones really are getting everywhere - they're now even making an appearance in Junior Magazine (the October issue).

The brief news item quotes one Caroline Sanderson who has a book coming out herself this autumn, entitled Kiss Chase and Conkers. Apparently she's something of a expert on collecting things and GoGo's too.

Get ready for Go, Go Crazy for those Bones!

Go, Go Crazy for those Bones is here! I came down from a morning's writing in my office on Friday to discover a package from my publisher containing ten shiny new copies of my fully revised and updated book on the latest, craziest of crazes.

And very nice it looks too! You can get yours here.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Crazy Bones Dot Com

If you haven't done so already, it's worth checking out the official US Crazy Bones website. Some of the GoGo's mentioned on the website are no longer available in the UK but there's a lot more on there for the dedicated bones fan.

As well as hints and tips and suggestions for games to play with your bones, there are also online games such as the Crazy Bones Bone Hunt (shown below). So why not pop over to to find out more for yourself.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones! available from Amazon

Go, Go Crazy for those Bones! is now listed on Amazon and available to pre-order. It's less than a month now before the book comes out so why not reserve yourself a copy now? Or, reserve a copy for the Go Go obsessed six year old of the family.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Go, Go Crazy for those Bones! cover first look

Seen here, for the first time, is the cover for the my newly updated and revised GoGo's book.

It won't be long before everyone can hold a copy in their hands as it's out on 11 September!

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Go, Go Crazy for those Bones! listed on Amazon

Go, Go Crazy for those Bones! is now up on Amazon UK, with a release date of Thursday 11 September.

The countdown has begun...

Shops are struggling to meet demand as queues form for GoGo's Crazy Bones

If you've stumbled across this blog and you've heard a little about GoGo's (or at least the name) but you're still not sure what all the fuss is about, then you should follow this link to an eye-opening article on the Telegraph's website.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Get ready to Go Go Crazy!

Things are moving on a-pace with Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones. Today I have had the copy editor's comments through and have also seen mock-ups of the cover.

I can't publish them yet here, as they're not yet final, but it's going to look great. Very funky and a suitably noughties update of the nineties original.

The text has been fully revised and updated as well, so the book should be as hip a read as the new generation of GoGo's are cool.

As soon as I have a publication date I'll post it here.

Until next time...

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Bag O' Bones

If you're a GoGo's fan and you've always wondered where to keep them, wonder no more. You can now get hold of a GoGo's drawstring bag, to keep your treasured plastic figurines safe.

The bag comes in a packet like this one.

Inside is the bag itself and a packet of new GoGo's, which of course contains three characters and some stickers.

These two go by the names of Ghost and Ako.

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Go Gos Are Go Go!

Eleven years ago, my sixth book, entitled Go Gos Are Go Go! was published. It was all about the latest craze hitting playgrounds and homes around the country - GoGo’s® Crazy Bones®!

For those of you not yet in the know, Go Gos are small plastic figurines which are a range of collectible game pieces. They were all the rage for a couple of years back in the 90s - and now they're back again!

They've been updated and improved for a new generation, so New GoGo’s® Crazy Bones® are hipper, funkier and cooler than ever before.

Well, I'm very pleased to announce that a revised and updated version of the book is going to be published by Icon Books this autumn, this time entitled Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones.

What you'll find in the book is the secret history Go Gos as well as numerous suggestions for games you can play with them.

What you'll find on this blog are updates about the newly revised and updated Go, Go Crazy For Those Bones and other news about the Go Gos craze that's sweeping the nation, from teachers' comments on their educational value to how Go Gos conquered the world.

So, what are you waiting for? Get Go Going!