Blog Index

On this page you can find every blog post I’ve ever published. Happy reading!

Here’s the cover, title and plot of Once Upon A Tim #3!

Once Upon A Tim book #2: The Labyrinth of Doom comes out next Tuesday (November …

UncategorizedOctober 28, 2022
The exclusive edition of Whale Done is now available for preorder from Barnes & Noble

I am pleased to announce that Barnes & Noble is releasing an exclusive edition on …

UncategorizedOctober 21, 2022
The exclusive edition of Spy School Project X is now available from Barnes & Noble!

Good news!  As has been the case with every Spy School novel since Evil Spy …

UncategorizedJuly 16, 2022
Cover and Plot Reveal for FunJungle 8 (And the Cover Reveal for the Spy Camp Graphic Novel as well)

Two covers to debut today!  But first, let’s start with the big news you’ve been …

UncategorizedJune 13, 2022
HUGE NEWS: I wrote a Batman graphic novel for DC — and it’s coming out March 14, 2023

On March 14, 2023, I will realize a lifelong dream:  Publishing an honest-to-goodness Batman graphic …

UncategorizedJune 2, 2022
Hope Wins now available!

I, along with many of my favorite writers (and probably yours), have contributed to this …

UncategorizedMay 10, 2022
Want a sneak peek of Charlie Thorne 3? Here’s how to get it!

The third book in the Charlie Thorne series, Charlie Thorne and the Curse of Cleopatra, …

UncategorizedApril 20, 2022
Once Upon A Tim just got a rave review from the New York Times

This should be pretty obvious from the title of this post, but Once Upon A …

UncategorizedFebruary 25, 2022
I am pleased to announce I have joined the advisory council of Conservation Nation

As anyone who visits this site knows, I am a huge supporter of the conservation …

UncategorizedNovember 5, 2021
Stop Posting Spoilers — and Other Tips for Writing An On-Line Review

The last time I wrote a blog post about how to write and on line …

UncategorizedSeptember 2, 2021
Bad news about the Spy School movie — for now

Hey everyone – I know you have been waiting a long time for an update …

UncategorizedFebruary 16, 2021
Answers to all your questions about the Spy School Movie

Hi everyone – I have been getting a LOT of mail lately from people wanting …

UncategorizedDecember 15, 2020
Here’s Why I Can’t Answer Certain Questions You Have About My Books

Hi everyone – I have been deluged with questions since Spy School Revolution came out, …

UncategorizedOctober 10, 2020
Here’s why both the Moon Base Alpha series and the Last Musketeer series have ended

Hi everyone – The information in this post may be old news to many of …

UncategorizedJuly 3, 2020
New FunJungle mystery now available — in Super Puzzletastic Mysteries!

Hey everyone! Many of you have been writing to me, saying that you need a …

UncategorizedJune 23, 2020
Today, May 18, 2020, is the tenth anniversary of Belly Up’s publication.

Ten years ago today, I became a published author. Belly Up was released by Simon …

UncategorizedMay 18, 2020
Five reasons to start buying books from supports local businesses, which are having a very hard time right now. You will …

UncategorizedMarch 31, 2020
Book recommendations

Hey everyone – I am constantly being asked for recommendations for books to read, so …

UncategorizedMarch 16, 2020
The Last Musketeer is being re-released and repackaged and it looks amazing.

It’s been a long time since I posted about The Last Musketeer.  But there have …

UncategorizedJanuary 16, 2019
The plot of Big Game comes true: Some awful person just really killed a rhino in a French zoo

For those of you who don’t know, the plot of my book Big Game is …

UncategorizedMarch 8, 2017
An answer to your burning question: Where do I get my ideas?

I get this question more than any other (except ‘When is your next Spy School/FunJungle/Moon …

UncategorizedJanuary 12, 2016
This is Nola. She’s a northern white rhino. And her species is about to go extinct.

  EXCEPTIONALLY SAD UPDATE TO THIS POST: Shortly after I wrote this, Nola passed away. …

UncategorizedOctober 28, 2015
Space Case gets an awesome review from the New York Times!

When you want to be a writer, there are some things you dream about: Seeing …

UncategorizedDecember 19, 2014
Best research day ever

As much as I enjoy writing the Spy School series, the Belly Up series has …

UncategorizedFebruary 13, 2014
Official Cool Dad Status

I will fully admit that I started writing middle grade fiction, in part, so that …

UncategorizedJune 1, 2012
Famous works that Belly Up is actually rated higher than on Goodreads

In posting the following list, I do not mean to indicate in any way that …

UncategorizedOctober 28, 2011
Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful

So I read at the West Hollywood Book Fair this Sunday and while the fair …

UncategorizedSeptember 28, 2010
Belly Up goes into space!

In my very first post, I mentioned the fact that I have a good friend …

UncategorizedAugust 9, 2010
Three launches in six days

Wow.  What a week. Launch #1: This website. But of course, you knew that.  You …

UncategorizedMay 19, 2010
Belly Up in stores!!!

I’ve been writing ever since I was a kid. When I was young – maybe …

Events, UncategorizedMay 12, 2010


164 thoughts on “Blog Index

  1. Amanda –

    Since the SS series deals with relatively young kids and focuses on spy missions more than relationships, not everyone’s sexual orientation has been made part of the story. So there could be LGBTQ+ characters, but ehy’re simply not definitely by their sexual orientation.

  2. Mr. Gibbs-
    Do you approve the samples of SSPX on Apple Books and Amazon? Did you give them these samples, or where they leaked?

  3. Ruben G –

    I do not approve the samples on any sites. I have no idea how they get them.

    PS You do not have to post the same question on multiple pages. Just post it once. I will see it.

  4. Hi!
    I have read and enjoyed your books for a while. One thing that I have noticed is that you have very few LGBTQIA+ characters in your books (by my count, two). I was wondering if maybe it would be possible to add some LGBTQIA+ characters, especially in your “Spy School” series. Personally, Zoe gives me omnisexual vibes, and Erica always strikes me as demiromantic and demisexual, but that’s just me. It would also be great if you could add some non-binary characters as well. These is all my personal thoughts, and you definitely don’t have to follow them if you don’t have to, but I do that adding LGBTQIA+ characters would elevate the series. Nevertheless, you are an amazing author and your books are great!
    Thank you so much!!

  5. Sen –

    Actually, I have had four LGBTQA+ characters so far — but one could argue that’s only the number that I have blatantly declared to be LGBTQIA+. There are dozens of characters that haven’t declared any sexuality at all. Why? Because my books are generally not about relationships. I only have relationships come up when I feel that they are important to the plot. I recognize that it is important to have LGBTQIA+ representation in books, but I also think that I shouldn’t be declaring the sexual orientation of preteens just to define them one way or another. To me, the best way to deal with representation is to have it emerge naturally. As the books progress, you might see more of this happening, but I’m only going to do it if and when I feel that it works within the context of the story.

  6. Hi Stuart,
    My name is Alfonso.
    In a couple days I have a book report. And I chose the first Spy school book. One of the things they are also asking me for is Your authors life. So if you can send me info about your life. You have been one of my favorite authors so it would really help. Thanks


  7. Mr. Gibbs-
    Do you remember signing a book at An Unlikely Story that was for someone named Ruben? If so, that was for me! I find it is so cool to get a book signed by you!

  8. whendidiask

    Um… That’s a really morbid way to ask that question.

    I do not know how long I will be writing any of my series, but I don’t plan on passing away any time soon.

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