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:

1,164 thoughts on “HUGE NEWS: I’m beginning a new series in winter 2022.

  1. SS Enthusast –

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

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

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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.

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

    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

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

  9. 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)

  10. 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.”

  11. Okay math problem

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

    Guess the fastest way to solve it

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

  13. Ripley fan-

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. -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

  17. 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.
    Classified 001

  18. Classified 001

    SAG-AFTRA is the union for actors. I am actually in the WGA — the Writers Guild of America — as a result of my film and TV work. (Fun Fact: The future president of the WGA, Meredith Steihm, was a housemate of mine in college.)

  19. Who are you guys’ favorite side characters? Mine are Mike and Woodchuck, I feel that Woodchuck is severely underrated. (I hope Stu doesn’t forget about him). Tina’s up there too.

  20. Ripley Fan,

    I am sorry that I am taking your daily poll duty today (like Agent J**** lol), but I just wanted to post this (you can post another one if you want).

    Daily Poll: If you could trade places with one character in FJ, SS, CT, LM, or MBA, then who would it be? Remember, this could be ANY character from Stu’s books at ANYTIME.

  21. Also, everything [fake] Anna-agent and Ice Queen (her supposed friend) said about her dad being a librarian is wrong?

  22. Oh wait, nevermind, I just saw that Ice Queen was saying that that anna-agent was an imposter oops sorry.

  23. You know what’s weird? Plenty of people have had the name Ben on this website (I am the most recent to use it), but, while people talk about FJ a good amount, nobody has the name Teddy. Some kid even has the name Benjamin Ripley, but no Teddy (let alone Theodore Roosevelt Fitzroy)

    P.S. I am stringing so many posts together right now because I have nothing to do and I have so many ideas on what to post.

  24. My favorite side characters are Jawa and Mike
    -The mostly good person

  25. Oh Tina is also one of my favorite side characters for got to add that.
    -The mostly good person

  26. if i was going to go to a ss book, i would go to SSR to duck tape chip.
    Problem Solved

  27. Also, The Nerd, why’d you change your name to Mostly good person? Doesn’t that lower your self-esteem?

  28. Agent Rabbit –

    Same, Mike might be my favorite character (although he’s more of a main character now) in SS possibly ever, although I have like every other character in line for second!! Jawas pretty cool too though. And Chip is awesome:)

    Also, I have tried to post this comment several times but it has not gone through, I have really bad WiFi. I did a reverse image search on the “original drawing” that the imposter did and found it to be identical to another drawing by a Russian artist on Pinterest. THREE YEARS AGO. Some people really are desperate for any kind of attention. This is WARREN level right here, guys!!!

  29. -Ben one of my friends suggested it to me and they said something else about why i should change it but I can’t remember it.
    The mostly good person

  30. I don’t Ben Ripley on the website is actually Named Ben Ripley(and coincidentally, My name irl is Ben)

    And My Favorite side Characters and Cyrus and Catherine

    -Axolotl in a Bottle

  31. This is a hard daily poll for me! If I had to choose, I would say Mike and Erica or Jawa would be my favorite.

  32. -Spy school at sea then my answer is five because three plus seven is ten then minus five is five it uses all the numbers so this seemed the simplest way to solve.

  33. Spy School At Sea-

    I think this is how you wanted us to do it, but I’m not sure (I only got 3 of 10 if so):

    1- 3-7+5
    2- (3+7)/5
    5- 3+7-5
    6- 3*(7-5)

    Using simple arithmetic, I couldn’t find any others

  34. Dear mr. Gibbs

    Can you give me a quick update on the spy school movie? Also do you plan to make graphic novels for all of your spy school books?



  35. Colt –

    Here is the update on the SS movie: I have nothing to report. Sorry.

    Hopefully, there will be graphic novels of all the SS novels.

  36. fish –

    First of all, Ben is only thirteen, so he’s still pretty young.

    But while he obviously has crushes on girls at his school, he has not shown any romantic interest in other boys.

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