Belly Up in stores!!!

I’ve been writing ever since I was a kid.

When I was young – maybe just six or seven – I’d go into bookstores, find the alphabetical slot between ‘Gia’ and ‘Gic’ where my name would go and imagine a book written by me there.

I lost sight of that dream for a while.  I’ve still been writing – but for movies and TV.

And then, one day, about two years ago, this awesome agent named Jennifer Joel from the book department of my agency reached out to me and asked if I’d ever considered writing young adult fiction.

I jumped at the chance.

And now, I have in my hands the first copy of ‘Belly Up.’  It’s awesome.

I have to give props to my editor Courtney Bongiolatti and designer Lucy Cummins at Simon & Schuster.  They did an amazing job on this book.  It looks better than I’d ever imagined.

Of course, if you’d like the experience of holding your own copy of ‘Belly Up’ in your own hands, fear not… You can get it next Tuesday, May 18.

Assuming there isn’t a massive run on the bookstores and they all sell out.  If I were you, I’d get there early just to ensure I get a copy.

Or ten.

14 thoughts on “Belly Up in stores!!!

  1. Stu-

    Wow this post is real old. Stu, do you still check if people post all the way down here, and do you get notified?


  2. Yeah. These were supposed to be emojis but they all came out as question marks: ?????????????

  3. Well, this is really interesting. I’ve been on this site maybe a little over six months, and I now get to see the first blog post ever put on here. I can’t believe you’ve had this dream since you were that young! I’m pretty sure that when I was seven I still wanted to be a princess ha. I’m wondering, so, did you ever have ANY other goals for your dream job? Any other dreams? Thanks

  4. Huge thanks to Aidan to helping me find out the first blog post!
    Here’s how you do emojis:
    1) Press the SHIFT key and the Semi-colon key to generate this symbol –> :
    2) Add parentheses to the colon so it would be like –> : ) or : (
    3) Remove all spaces between the colon and the parentheses, so it would come out like 🙂 or 🙁
    4) For a winking sign- 😉 – do a semicolon (without the shift key) and the parentheses on the “0” key, so it would be like –> ; )
    5) Remove all spaces between the semicolon and the parentheses, so it would be like –> 😉

    Hope this helped!

  5. Wow, Mr. Gibbs! I am one year older than Belly Up! I was born 1 year before belly up was in the stores!

  6. I was randomly looking at my fav book websites (KOTLC,Percy Jackson,etc..) when I found this blog!! Omg, this was written not that long ago, but so long ago! (Ok, that kinda didn’t make sense, but everything before Covid feels like ages ago) it’s so cool looking at how all the series that Stuart Gibbs (you) wrote, evolved!!! Forever and always gonna love them!?
    Ps. If you were a spy, and you had to go to career day at school, what would be your “job”??

  7. Dove –

    If I was a spy and went to career day, I would probably tell everyone that I was a journalist.

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