HUGE NEWS: I’m beginning a new series in winter 2022.

Hey everyone –

On March 1, 2022, you will be able to get this:

This is a new series that I have been working on for the past year, and I’m thrilled that I am finally allowed to tell you about it.

Click here to preorder it!

I know that many of you have asked over the past year if I was going to start a new series any time soon.  Now, before you get upset at me for not being honest, you need to know two things:

  1. I wasn’t allowed to say anything about this series until my publisher announced it, which they did today in an article in Publisher’s Weekly.
  2. was honest, given those restrictions.  I never said that I wasn’t starting a new series. I always said that it would be difficult to start a new series, given that I had three others going — and i might have added that I certainly wouldn’t be starting a new chapter book series.

You see, Once Upon A Tim is a little bit different from my other series so far.  It’s illustrated.  (And extremely well-illustrated, I might add, by the very talented Stacy Curtis.)

The series (and this will be a series) tells the tale of Tim, a peasant boy in olden times who hates being a peasant, so he takes the only other option available to him: Becoming a knight.  Even though knighthood involves lots of danger, terror and possible death.

This is easily the funniest series I have ever written.  If you’d like to learn more about it, you can read the Publisher’s Weekly article here.

Although know that the article isn’t just about Tim.  It’s also about the Spy School graphic novel, and it reveals the cover and some art from that book.

So, while I’m at it, here’s the SSGN cover:

Although I have said it before, I will say it again here:  The graphic novel will follow the story of the first Spy School novel (with some tweaks to make it more visual).  Hopefully, there will be subsequent Graphic novels for each of the other SS books.

This book comes out February 1, 2022.  That means it will only be one month between book releases for me next year.  You keep asking for more books.  I’m writing as fast as I can.

Click here to preorder it!

Want to see some sample pages?  Check these out:

198 thoughts on “HUGE NEWS: I’m beginning a new series in winter 2022.

  1. Agent Rabbit – ok, thought so. Just wanted to make sure I wasn’t being a total idiot haha

  2. Oh my gosh, that’s crazy and really discomforting to hear. I can’t believe someone would do that. Real Anna-gent, if you’re reading this, I’m really sorry this happened.

  3. I’m confused, are there two Anna-gents? If so why didn’t the original call out the fake? And also what is the point of faking being Anna-gent, like, why? There is no point. Just comment like a normal person.

  4. Spy School Enthusiast –

    Consider this: When the real Anna-gent told the truth about having an ARC of SSAS, people on this site accused her of lying. So she really had no reason to think that, if she called out the fake Anna-gent, people would believe her.

    Therefore, she reached out to me to ask for my help in correcting the situation.

  5. Mr. Gibbs

    I understand why she wouldn’t call them out now, but we’re there two Anna-Gents posting, or did the real one never come back?

  6. Wow can’t believe someone was impersonating someone else on here. What on earth was the purpose of that?! Its bad enough that the real Anna-gent got accused of trolling but why on earth would someone impersonate here?! I’m so sorry to the real Anna-gent that this has happened.

  7. Daily poll:
    If one character from FJ was to join SS, who do you think it would be?

  8. The mole would totally be Zoe, she lost her friends trust after revolution so I would say she would defect.

  9. SS Enthusast –

    The real Anna-gent never posted again, although she still visits the site, which was how she knew about the fake.

  10. Wow, that is disturbing. (The fake Anna-gent pretending to be her.) I am glad that we found out the truth!

  11. Ripley Fan-

    No FJ character will ever be in Spy School. Maybe two characters share the same name, as with Xavier Gonzalez, but they’re different people.
    Now if you’re asking, who would you want to come to Spy School from FJ, if it absolutely had to happen, I’d say Pete Thwacker, to be the CIA’s top PR guy.
    That is, if I had to choose. I’d prefer no one come over from FJ.

  12. Honestly I think Zoe would not be a mole in spy school.
    -The mostly good person previously The Nerd.

  13. Wow what a horrible way to get attention I’m glad I now know about the fake Anna gent

  14. Agent Rabbit – I didn’t mean it would ever happen. I just wanted to know who you think would be the most adept to joining SS.

  15. Real Anna-gent-
    Sorry that someone did something so low

    Anna-poster-
    That act reminds me of how Dashiell thinks about how imperfect mankind is. And not in a good way

    33 Days
    -Axolotl in a Bottle

  16. Daily poll: If you could choose a SS book to go into, which one would it be?

  17. Agent J***-
    I’d say Ski, because I’d get to go skiing, and it’s one of the low-pressure missions, when you compare it to the rest. (I’d have less of a risk of dying)

  18. Agent J***- You stole my daily poll haha. And if I could go into any, I would choose SSGS bc of all the awesome action in it. I’d also like to crawl through air ducts, throw a waffle iron at someone, slide down a collapsing water slide, trek through an underground water chamber, survive a crocodile pit, and make it through a plane crash. Those would all make awesome stories for my grandkids……”Back in my day we almost died for fun.”

  19. Okay math problem

    3 7 5 = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

    Guess the fastest way to solve it

  20. If i could go back probably SS secret service if Obama was still president so I could meet him.

  21. Ripley fan-

    Sorry, I could not resist! I think I would go into SSBI because of all the traveling.

  22. Spy School At Sea – Nah, I was just being snarky.
    Agent J***- No worries! We can be the….Daily Pollers?…..Forget I said anything, that was awful.

  23. I will reveal how to do it tomorrow unless you want to figure out yourselves

  24. -Spy school at sea is the problem a multiplication, algebra, division, subtraction, or addition problem because If it one of those or multiple then it depends how you do the problem or is the problem completely different from the possibilities I chose?
    -The mostly good person

  25. Mr. Gibbs,

    I have a bit of a strange question. I recently saw in the news announcements for the SAG-AFTRA Presidential Race, and it got me to wondering if you, due to your work on multiple films and shows are a member?

    I would like to note I probably worded this very poorly and I apologize.
    Sincerely,
    Classified 001

  26. -Dhruv
    I have 9 pages outside of the preview and that is not exactly what happens.
    Yall its going to be great according to the pages I got

  27. Oh, sorry. I guess I didn’t read the comment you posted about the Yingling scandal before.

    I feel like Erica is gonna be so mad at Ben and Mike but at Ben more than Mike because she trusted Ben more than Mike, and she could say that she expected nothing else of Mike but she was disappointed in Ben. As a Berica fan, I don’t exactly hope this will happen, but hope and thoughts are two different things.
    Also, what if a new character is introduced in this book? Maybe that’ll start a different ship. Zen was kinda eliminated in SSR, so maybe Berica is going to sink in SSAS. Again, just a possibility.

    And I’ve never done the daily poll before, so Imma do it now:

    Does anyone have any ideas for another SS title and plot?

    CHUGA CHUGA CHOO CHOO

  28. Poll:

    Spy School Summer Vacation

    So everyone is heading off to spy camp, and when they get there, the whole thing’s on fire and has been burned to bits. Woodchuck is nowhere to be found. So everyone has been sent home until spy camp can be rebuilt, and Ben is going to visit his parents in Florida when he gets a text from Jessica Shang and an email from Cyrus at the same time. Jessica is telling him that she is suspicious that her dad is plotting something else, and Cyrus is telling him that they just found out that Leo Shang is plotting to bomb the Gobi Dessert to make a huge sandstorm, which would travel across the whole country, and he would make a video of that and sell it for a fortune, so Ben and his team (Erica, Chip, Jawa and Mike (not Zoe because she has a very important DADD meeting to attend)), fly off to China and meet Jessica. That night the Shang’s house is set on fire and Ben discovers that it was caused by a bomb going off under the house. They all travel to coordinates in the Gobi Desert that Cyrus was able to find and set up many cameras there, and they see that it’s not Leo Shang, it was Dane Brammage. They are shocked but see how Dane framed Leo. Erica tries to defuse the bomb while Ben disables the cameras, but the bomb has been buried under the sand. I don’t know what comes next, but somehow they defuse the bomb and watch Dane Brammage jump off a cliff. Then they jump after him and capture him. Just as they are about to leave, Murray Hill comes. He takes them all hostage but has no backup so Erica is able to knock him unconscious.
    They capture Murray and bring him to the prison under spy school, and THE END.

    Still a little uncertain, but I hope you get the picture.

  29. 9 more days people! choooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo choo

  30. I just had a dream that one of my book stores has SS9 in stock and i was super happy.

    I think I care about this series a little too much.

    CHUGGA CHUGGA CHOO CHOO

  31. Please, no more spoilers or things that sound that spoilers. But, how are you guys even getting these stuff? (The yingling incident is still giving me nightmares)

  32. MysteryFanForLife –

    SSAS comes out on Aug 31. Generrally, that means it will be available in stores that day, so what time zone you are in does not matter. As for ebooks, it will probably arrive by 12:01 AM no matter what time zone you are in, but i can’t guarantee that.

  33. I’M SO HYPED…..even though i gotta wait till Christmas to get it……CHOOOCHOOO still happy anyways!

  34. MysteryFanForLife-

    I hear you. The only reason that I posted that think about Jessica maybe being in SSAS is that not too long ago another person said that (I was not thrilled about it, even though I had already heard about it), and they were not the only one. I figured everyone had hears something about that by now, but maybe I was wrong. I don’t know if you were even naming me in that, but I just thought I should explain. CHUGA CHUGA CHOO CHOO!

  35. Josh –

    Of course I know what Rickrolling is. There’s a great article on the history of it if you click right here.

  36. Josh —
    Could you please find a different name? It’s kinda confusing if there are two Josh-es.

  37. I started the first FJ book two nights ago, and am already on Panda-Monium. I have boon reading them almost non-stop. 7 days! (not including today) Chuga Chuga CHOO CHOO!

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