Blog Index

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

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The exclusive edition of the Evil Spy School Graphic novel — and the Spy School graphic novel boxed set — are both available for preorder!

In just two weeks, on March 5, there’s going to be some exciting releases in …

February 21, 2024
Just in time for the holidays: the brand new Once Upon A Tim boxed set!

No more racking your brain to come up with the perfect gift for everyone in …

November 20, 2023
Big reveal: The cover, title and plot of Charlie Thorne #4!

Hi everyone.  Lots of people have been asking about this information, I’m pleased to finally …

October 27, 2023
Evil Spy School the Graphic Novel is now available for pre-order

Evil Spy School the Graphic Novel is coming next spring.  It will be available on …

July 20, 2023
The exclusive edition of Spy School Goes North is now available for pre-order from Barnes & Noble!

Hi everyone!  As has been the case with every Spy School novel since Evil Spy …

April 12, 2023
Looking for writing advice? Check out my free on-line video series, Mission: Write!

I am thrilled to finally announce a project that I have been working on with …

February 15, 2023
Hope Wins now available!

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

May 10, 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 …

February 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 …

November 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 …

September 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 …

February 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 …

December 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, …

October 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 …

July 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 …

June 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 …

May 18, 2020
Five reasons to start buying books from Bookshop.org

Bookshop.org supports local businesses, which are having a very hard time right now. You will …

March 31, 2020
Book recommendations

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

March 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 …

January 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 …

March 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 …

January 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. …

October 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 …

December 19, 2014
Best research day ever

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

February 13, 2014
Official Cool Dad Status

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

June 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 …

October 28, 2011
Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful

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

September 28, 2010
Belly Up goes into space!

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

August 9, 2010
Three launches in six days

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

May 19, 2010
Belly Up in stores!!!

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

, May 12, 2010

 

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