Yes, there will be a Spy School 8

Hi everyone –

I am writing this post because the most common question I get is: ‘Is there going to be a Spy School 8?’  (Or sometimes, ‘Is Spy School 7 going to be the last book in the series?’)

The answer is: YES.

It will come out some time in fall 2020.  I do not know anything more specific than that./

For future reference: I list upcoming titles on the right hand side of EVERY SINGLE PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE.  Somehow, this seems to escape about 50% of the people who visit.  So please, please, please, if you’re interested to know if and when a book is coming out, check that area before writing to me to ask.

I am going to answer a few other very frequent questions I get about this book.

Can you tell me what is going to happen in SS8?


Really?  You can’t just tell me?  I promise not to tell anyone else.

Doesn’t matter.  I’m still not ready to share any information yet.

Why not?

Because the less you know about a book before you read it, the more fun it is to read.  And if I share information a year before the book comes out, you’re just going to have more questions.  In the meantime, there are plenty of other great books out there for you to read.

Can you at least tell me what the title is going to be?

No, but I will post that when I know it.

Are there going to be other books in the series after SS8?


How many books will there be in the series?

I don’t know.

Really?  Because JK Rowling knew there were going to be seven books in Harry Potter before she finished writing it.

Feel free to ask JK Rowling how she knew that the next time you see her.

When do you think you will post an update about SS8?

I don’t know.  Don’t expect anything until at least six months before it comes out.

In the meantime, feel free to enjoy Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation when it comes out on September 17.


856 thoughts on “Yes, there will be a Spy School 8

  1. #BenplusZoe and #EricaplusMike
    Maybe Elizabeth Paster-something should go to SPYDER. What does SPYDER stand for? Is it Pasternak? Where did Warren go? Is the answer revieled in SS goes South? I wish it was a law that all public schools had to have all of stu’s SWAWSOME books in one special place! That would be swawsome. Ben and Zoe! #Boe

  2. Curious Reader –

    There are two explanations:

    1) Sometimes authors make continuity errors between books because you are writing them years apart and it is extremely hard to remember every single detail.

    2) Spies do wear colored contacts.

  3. Samantha –

    I get a lot of requests to name characters after people. But I can only create characters when it makes sense. If I created a character for every single person who asked me to name a character after them, the books would be nothing more than giant lists of names.

    Also, I already did a space series and ended it because I feared that the setting wasn’t as dynamic as I hoped. Setting Spy School in space would run into all the same problems — and there are really thousands of places on earth that would be exciting to set a spy school book.

  4. Samantha –

    I am very pleased to hear how much you have enjoyed my books. If you want your school library to get more of my books, talk to your librarian about it. They often decide what books to get by listening to students.

  5. Samantha –

    In book one it is explained that SPYDER does not stand for anything. It just sounds cool.

    And yes, read SSGS for answers.

  6. Hi Stu, It’s me Ben Ripley from your other post about the SS1 movie. I am so excited for the SS8!!
    Ben Ripley

  7. sort of random but pls awncer this can we see the cover and or can we at least be told what its called so i can read this the milasecod it is out and start asking you abought book 9? at least make it untill book forever and if you run out of ideas remeber ask your fans we would love to have a book with our input in it

  8. Is there going to be a ss9?
    The spy school books were so fun I finish 3 books in one day and 4 books on the next one.:)
    If SPYDER is real,tell them I asked YOU to tell them”curse u jidoits!!!”

  9. Erica Hale-
    Well, acting as though you have no emotions is rather difficult. So is obtaining several miscellaneous talents that the normal human being couldn’t dream of having.

  10. Zak –

    My favorite candy depends on the moment. I have candy I like when hiking and candy I like at the movies and candy I like when skiing…

  11. Will thar be a spy school 9 please!! I love your books and your biggest fan!!!! Please reply!!

  12. Ben be like(in the first book) Ben/mike are texting

    Mike: hey want me to spring you for the Pasternak party?
    Ben: sure spring me
    Ben: by the way, you’ll need a commando team and a getaway car

  13. #Bericaùwú
    Okay sooo, I know a lot of people are shipping Ben and Zoe blah blah blah.
    And that Erica will sadly probably never develop feelings for Ben. :c *cries*
    But do you ever think of making Erica and Ben like bf/gf?

  14. Erica Hale –

    Do I ever think of making Ben and Erica a couple? Of course I think about it. I think about all kinds of potential story ideas when working out my plots.

  15. Psychotic Turkey.

    That launched itself at a tree and knocked itself out.

    -Funjungle Book 6. Lion Down.

  16. #Erica+Ben Erica and Ben have to get together!!!!!! And I think instead of SPYDER being the Evil group it should be ITG International.Tulip.Growers I WILL KKIIIIILLLLL Stu- if he wont put #Erica+Ben in SS8

  17. Mr. Gibbs
    Are you going to make the Spy School series into movies?
    I really hope so!
    Spy School is one of the best books I have ever read.
    Please never stop writing them!



  18. Stuart –
    Have you ever thought about Erica betraying the CIA so she can be with Joshua? I would be overjoyed if the two of them got together again. (Even though the chances of that happening are pretty much zero.)

    And everyone who ships Berica –
    WHY DO YOU WANT THEM TO BE TOGETHER? Erica should be with someone who has more in common with her. And Benjamin should be with someone whimsical and fun, like Zoe Zibbell.

  19. Joshua Hallal
    I agree. Berica won’t work. But I’m not sure Joshua and Erica would go together, although I like the idea.

  20. Joshua Hallal –

    Erica would never betray the CIA. And it should be evident that she does not have anything in common with Joshua.

  21. David R. –
    Tina is too old for Ben. Plus, she’s sort of irrelevant. And no. Mike should NOT be with Erica. He’s way too laid-back. I agree with Ben and Zoe, but where the heck did you get Leo and Chip? They don’t even know each other.

  22. hi Mr.Gibbs I am a big fan , I go to the book store on that very same day you release your new books,I have a lot of questions.1 what happens to Mr.E? 2.What happend to Nefurios Jones? 3.will you think about putting a Harry Potter obsessed evil character named Sydney?because it would be swasome to be in your books even just a little bit.

  23. sydpwr –

    Mr E has been arrested and Nefarious is still in custody. I cannot take suggestions for characters/storylines/etc from readers as I get thousands of requests a year for this.

  24. -Stu thank you for awnsering my comment a lot of authors would ignore and not take the time to respond ALL the comments

  25. -Stu who would be your favourite character in spy school?And also how do think of all the great plots,mysteries,and storyline for your books(Spy School,Funjungle,Moon based Alpha)

  26. hi stu-
    so..about alexander and catherin im hoping they will get together.Also my favourite books are by Stuart Gibbs(you),James Ponti,and J.K Rowling,and i feel like you and james ponti might be friends.In Spy School Brithish Invasion their was a character named Orion,whats going to happen to him?

  27. stu-
    (i know a lot of comments by me but..)As an idea how about Ben and his gang go against the F.B.I or some other agency,because the other agency is now working with SPYDER or something?

  28. (im sorry i cant stop writing comments)I know a lot of people are saying that Berica wont work because of Erica’s personallity,but I
    think it would work because Erica can be soft like the kitten posters in her room or princess buttercup.

  29. sydpwr –

    I do not have a favorite character from my series. I like them all.

    I have posted a few times and have info on my FAQ page about whre my ideas come from.

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