If you missed any of my virtual events, you can still watch them here.

The pandemic has forced authors (and everyone else, I suppose) to find new ways to reach audiences.  So here are some of the virtual interviews and panels that I have done over the past few months.

One of my favorite festivals, the North Texas Teen Book Festival, was forced to go virtual this year (as was every other festival).  But that allowed us to do a great home version of the fan favorite, Middle Grade Madness.  Now, you can tune in to see me compete against fellow writers Max Brallier, Soman Chainani, Gordon Korman, Sarah Mlynowski, James Ponti and Christina Soontornvat.  Stay tuned to the end to see the lengths I am willing to go to in order to win.

Click here to watch it.

At the same festival, I also did this great panel on mystery writing with the amazing Ally carter, Lilliam Rivera, Collen AF Venable and Stephanie Yue.

Click here to watch it.

I recently did an interview for Club 15, which is an offshoot of Microsoft’s environmental division, Project 15.  Club 15 was started by a really impressive young environmentalist named Kate, who despite her young age asked me some great questions about environmental advocacy.

Click here to watch it.

I have done a couple interviews with my good friend, James Ponti, over the past year.  This might be the most ridiculous one.  It was sponsored by Wild Rumpus Books in Minneapolis.  If you have ever wanted to know where to hide in the White House if attacked by a horde of dobermans, this will answer your questions.

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I actually recorded an interview with Sarah Enni’s amazing podcast, First Draft, shortly before the pandemic.  It is a very in depth interview about writing.

Click here to listen to it.

This summer, I was the Barnes & Noble summer reading hero.  One of the events was a virtual conversation with my good friend and fellow author, James Ponti, where we discussed how we write, where our ideas come from, our advice for young writers, how we structure our mysteries — and how sometimes, we have separately come up with the exact same ideas.

Just click here to see it.

Also with James Ponti — and Beth McMullen — and the International Spy Museum — I did a virtual writer’s workshop this summer.  This one is fun because you get to learn about some of the more bizarre things from the museum’s collection  — like the dead rat dead drop — and then see how we utilize them in a spy mystery set at one of the most popular locations on earth.

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Here is a virtual presentation that I did for Follett Books, which gives some background into where I get the ideas for my series.

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A few years back, I did an interview with the Fairfax School System’s own TV network.

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If you watch all that, then you probably will end up knowing more about me than I know about myself.

493 thoughts on “If you missed any of my virtual events, you can still watch them here.

  1. I heard that 20th-century fox has picked up the film rights spy School and they plan on adapting it into a feature film franchise. Is this right?

  2. Stu,
    Do you have any idea when you will stop writing or retire? (I know you probably won’t know but i just wanted to ask)

  3. CAPTAIN TIGER –

    Spy School was set up at Fox 2 1/2 years ago. But then Fox got bought by Disney. Disney is not making the movie. So therefore Fox is not making the movie.

  4. Pavan –

    I have no idea when I will retire. The great thing about be an author is that you don’t really have to retire if you don’t want to. Andright now, I don’t want to.

  5. Hey Stu and everyone reading my comment. I’m a huge Berica fan, and so I made a short video about it!. It’s only 20 seconds so it’s short. If you are a Zen (Zoe and Ben) fan, do not want him this bc this will be very toxic! Anyways thank you for reading my comment, here is the video! Enjoy!
    https://youtu.be/uyI9MbTnsmI
    -Oinky Writer

  6. -Stu

    If you could be any animal which one would you be?

    And if you could go on a trip expense free for one month (besides the U.S.) where would you go?

  7. Hi Mr Gibbs –
    I love your books. This is just a suggestion, but maybe you can participate in the Jaipur Literature Festival next year? It’s a literature festival in Jaipur, India. There are a lot of authors from all over the world. It would be really cool if you could participate next year.
    Thanks,
    Akshara
    (St. Louis, MO)

  8. N –

    I’d probably be a monkey of some sort. Looks fun to be a monkey.

    And I’d go on safari in Africa.

  9. Akshara –

    It’s not really my call whether or not I go to a festival. The festival has to invite me.

  10. N

    I have many, many favorite places. Here’s just a few:

    The Na Pali coast of Kauai

    The view from the top of the steps at the Philadelphia Art Museum

    Many Glacier Basin in Glacier National Park

    Iguazu Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil

    Any place in Africa where I can be surrounded by animals

  11. Stu,
    How long does it take for you to complete a book if that was the only book you were working on?
    Which series would you like to be made into a movie(s) the most.
    And which character in your books would you say is most similar to you?

  12. Pavan –

    It still would take about two years to complete the book if it was the only one I was working on because there are periods when I have to have other people work on it. I send drafts to my editor or the copyeditors and have to wait for them to get back to me with their notes.

    I don’t really have a preference for which movie would get made first. I just want a darn movie to get made.

    I am probably closest to Teddy Fitzroy.

  13. Pavan –

    I have always wanted to be an author. I really don’t recall any time when that was not the case.

  14. RandomLlamma –

    First of all, there is not a writer on earth who would say that one of their own books was their favorite book.

    I have many favorites, but for now I will recommend The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

  15. FJ, MBA, SS –

    It is really hard to write the first book in ANY series. But I feel the same sense of accomplishment after finishing every book.

  16. Stu-

    I notice the name Violet and Dashiell come up a lot in your books do those names mean anything to you.

  17. Chameleon –

    Yes, the names Dashiell and Violet mean a great deal to me. They are my children.

  18. Hello Mr. Gibbs.
    I am Cyrus.
    I’m a fan of your spy school story.
    But since I am from Iran, I have to wait for part 8 of this series to be translated.
    I look forward to your story.
    Honestly, one of the reasons I like this series is that when I start reading it, I feel like the images of a movie are playing in my mind.
    I feel like the characters in this book are talking to me.
    I always want to be like you.
    A very good and great writer.

    be successful and victorious.

  19. Hi Cyrus –

    It is very exciting to hear from a reader in Iran. Thank you so much for your kind words.

  20. Stuart Gibbs,
    You are my absolute favorite author in the WHOLE WORLD! I think what you do is amazing and I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you put into all you books. One quick question, what is your favorite spy school book in the series?
    (I am a spy school fan.)

  21. Ben Ripley –

    Thanks for your kind words. I don’t have a favorite book in the SS series (or any series). I work too hard on all of them to pick one over the others.

  22. Mr. Gibbs –

    I know I am not really new hear but I feel like I don’t have to be to say, I LOVE SPY SCHOOL.

    (P.S I am making my own spy fiction series and am having a hard time coming up with names, how do you do that?)

  23. Stu-
    I noticed in a few of your series you mention capybaras ,is this coincidental or did you add that because you studied them?

  24. CORGIluver –

    Any time an author puts something in a book, it is not a coincidence. It is done on purpose. I like capybaras.

  25. Stuart –

    I am a huge fan and would like to know who is the single most important person that you attribute to your success today. Best wishes from Canada.

  26. Fabiano Cariuana –

    My success is due in a big part to my agent, Jennifer Joel.

  27. in SSBI it said on mr. E’s to do list 1 order bullets.

    2 wish tina a happy birthday

    3 kill ben ripley.

    is tina the same tina as in ss and sc

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