I have a thing for video game golf (not real golf), and OK Golf is the best I’ve ever played. It’s dead simple, and eschews finicky details like club selection, backspin, side spin, and so on to focus solely on hitting the ball around a minimal landscape of simply drawn trees and rocks and stuff. Charming fun—looks especially great on iPad.
My other favorite thing about OK Golf? Secrets! Tons of secret holes to find here, all leading to bonus levels that vary from the wacky to the downright surreal (action platforming golf, anyone?). It’s al-l-l-most trying to be some sort of golf adventure mashup, which would be awesome come to think of it.
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Owen Gildersleeve is an incredibly meticulous artist based in London who specializes in handcrafted illustration and design. He created the cover for my novel Frankly In Love. He’s been featured all over the place, including one my favorite design blogs It’s Nice That. He’s also a nice people (nice people rule!) and has a grimy, smart two-man band named Modern Technology.Read More
I could not be more proud of wife Nicola Yoon today. When she first started work on her novel, The Sun Is Also A Star, she was nervous about making the main characters a Jamaican girl and a Korean boy. No one had done that before. But I told her, “Everyone else gets to write books with characters that look like them. Why not us?”
So she did, and it paid off, making Nicki the first black woman to hit #1 on the YA New York Times bestseller list—for the second time. (The first time was with her breakout debut, Everything, Everything.)
And look where we are now: two incredible stars, Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton , up on the big screen in leading romantic roles rarely seen in American (or world!) film.
I am insanely proud that Nicki took the leap and did the brave thing, because now we all get to experience something truly special and—yes—completely unprecedented. She inspires me. She makes sure I keep stepping up my game. She makes every single day a miracle to look forward to. Congrats, baby!