I wrote (and illustrated) a book of spells:
Hexes for the Modern Age came out Sept 5, 2017!

It's a light gift/humor read but also a cultural mirror and snapshot of the moment we find ourselves in.
Available to order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And yes, those are my actual teeth.

About the book:
Let’s face it: most people irritate us. Hexes for the Modern Age is a tongue-in-cheek approach to giving these folks a taste of their own medicine. While inspired by witches’ curses of the past, this is a gift book of 120 funny spells specific to the smartphone-obsessed, overworked, hipster-drenched reality of the present day.

Organized by category―love, work, roommates, traffic, pets, weddings, and so on―each hex is accompanied by an irreverent, Demetri Martin–type line drawing.


Take a peek:

Where to Buy:


In person:

Book Signings & Events:

October 9 2017, 7pm - Book Talk & Signing Book People, Austin TX

October 9 2017, 7pm - Book Talk & Signing
Book People, Austin TX

Are you a gift shop, specialty retailer or wholesaler, or library?
Do you wish to order copies of Hexes for the Modern Age?

  • US Bookstores and Libraries
    Perseus Book Distributors: orderentry@perseusbooks.com
  • US Specialty Wholesalers, Specialty Retailers, Corporations, Organizations in the USA
    Skyhorse Publishing: bookorders@skyhorsepublishing.com
  • No a fit for either of the above categories?
    email val@valbrains.com

I've also created a fine selection of coloring books for all of your gag-gift needs. More titles being added on the regular at bit.ly/ValbrainsBooks.