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 #4!

The release of the third book in the Tim series, Sea of Terror, is less …

May 4, 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
The reveal you’ve been waiting for: The title, cover and plot of Spy School 11

Lots and lots of people have been asking about this for the past few months. …

February 5, 2023
The exclusive edition of the Spy Camp Graphic Novel is now available for pre-order!

Once again, I have teamed up with Barnes & Noble to create an awesome exclusive …

January 9, 2023
I am releasing six books in 2023. Here’s the list.

2023 is going to be a big year for me.  I will have six books …

December 16, 2022
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 …

October 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 …

October 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 …

July 16, 2022
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 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


138 thoughts on “Blog Index

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Hello Mr. Gibbs. I was wondering what (if any) book would you take credit for if you
    could? (Not based off of sales just like you know “I wrote this epic book even though
    I really didn’t look how cool I am!”) And also why would you pick the book you chose?
    Maybe it had a really good twist or it was just written very well. Good characters. Stuff like that.

    As a separate question: If you were to make a sequel to The Last Musketeer what would it be about? (You don’t have to answer that if you don’t want to).

    Anyways, thank you for all the good books. I’ve been trying to write a book since like 2017 but never really tried that hard until I started reading your books. They’ve really gotten me back into writing some more. I have all the stories in the books planned out I just need to actually write it. Which I won’t get better at until I keep writing. I also had to realize that I don’t have to have everything perfect for the first draft of it. But now that I know that, I’m actually quite good at it if I don’t say so myself (Hopefully that’s how the phrase works.) I’ll email you a couple paragraphs if you want (You probably don’t though and that’s okay). I do have 30+ books or book series planned which I find quite daunting but I’ll get over it.

    Thanks for all the great books and sorry for the long comment. I hope you and your family and friends have a great Christmas and New Year. God bless you and your family and friends!

  4. Zaphod Westing –

    Your question isn’t quite clear? Are you asking me which book of someone else’s I would take credit for? I would never do something like that. That’s not generally how authors behave.

    If you are asking what books I admire, there are hundreds. Maybe thousands. I think The Westing Game is brilliant, but I wouldn’t take credit for it. Ellen Raskin deserves all the credit.

    I haven’t really put any thought at all into what the fourth LM book would be.

    Finally, I apologize, but I get hundreds of requests to read drafts of people’s work and I simply do not have the time to give everyone’s work the attention it deserves.

  5. Nate

    If you want me to visit your school, please direct your school librarian to the School Visits page on this website.

  6. What will ss11 be about? If you can’t answer that, can you at least tell me when you will reveal the cover and plot, please!?

  7. #1fanofSS

    I will be revealing the cover and title and plot of SS11 in a few months.

  8. I can’t wait to read ss11. I looooooooooove???????????? the ss series, and I’m so glad ur writing more! Sorry for interrupting u from making ss11! Best wishes for the new year!

  9. #1fanofss

    The fairs that I go to are also targeted at somewhat younger readers, which is the reason that I go to them. Even is something is referred to a teen book fair, younger readers are still invited.

  10. Can I email you my book I’m working on? I completely understand if you don’t want to or don’t have any time to read it, because of your epic book series that you’re working on.

  11. I just read the ss graphic novel, and Ben was drawn just like I imagined him!!!! By the way, it was really good.

  12. StuartGibbs1fan

    Unfortunately, I do not have the time to read book submissions and give the writers the attention that they need.

  13. Dear Stuart Gibbs, Your books are amazing. I have read all the spy school books and am reading the Moon Base Alpha books and Funjungle books. I finished space case and am almost done with belly up. I wanted to now where I could find the last muskuteer because I checked all through barnes and nobles and it is not there.

  14. When EXACTLY (if u know) is the cover and title of ss (the new one) gonna be released?
    Thx and it’s ok if u don’t now

  15. Wassup –

    The cover and title of SS11 was announced in a blog post yesterday. The post is listed at the top of this very index.

  16. What was the process of publishing your first books? Did you send in a physical copy, or did you e-mail the specific publisher or what? I’m just wondering so I can publish my book. I’d like to publish with Simon and Schuster if possible (It’d be great to have the same publisher as my favorite authors).

    Also how long does it take from when the publishers agree to publish your book to when it actually comes out? Do you get assigned an editor when they agree to publish you are what happens?

    Thanks for answering all of our questions. It means a lot and helps even more. One more random question (for now): Have you ever seen the movie The Greatest Showman? And if so, what are your thoughts on it?

    Anyways God Bless you and have an absolutely fabulous day!

    (I’ve started to read Whale Done and I’m really enjoying it. On page 76 (I think) you mentioned the Queen of England but that’s okay. It’s a GREAT book anyways. I always enjoy the FunJungle books. They’re all so entertaining).

  17. Zaphod –

    To get a book published, you need to have an agent submit it to the publisher, which means that you need to find an agent.

    Agents are listed in The Literary Marketplace (which is on-line) with information on how to get in touch with each of them. Agents generally accept books via email but some may not.

    The agent handles the sale of the book.

    How long it takes from acceptance to publication can vary widely. In theory, you will work with an editor to make your manuscript better, which could take months — or years. It depends on the editor and the author. Then you work with designers and copyeditors. The publisher will set a print date when they think the book is nearly good to go.

    I have seen The Greatest Showman but, to be honest, I don’t remember much about it.

    And yes, when I wrote Whale Done there was a Queen of England. Now there’s not. It wasn’t worth changing the book for that. (Technically, there is still a Queen of England. She just doesn’t run the country any more.)

  18. Dear Mr. Gibbs, I found a typo in the book called Spy school project X, the typo is in page 254 when you described the P 51 mustang attacking Ben in the C-47 from behind.Instead you wrote P 41 mustang. From your fans Eliel and Elio Cortina

  19. Hi Stuart Gibbs! I love your books! Also, I have noticed a typo ( I think ) in one of your books that I would like to point out. You may or may not already know about this one, but in Bear Bottom, page 238, you say “My phone buzzed with a text. It’s was from Kandace’s phone: It’s Summer. Call me when you can”. I don’t know if you have noticed this but it says It’s was from, I don’t think that is correct grammar. Anyway, thanks for the great books.

  20. Dear Mr Gibbs,
    I wanted to just point out to you that in a response to a fan named Zaphod about if you wrote the book when there was a queen of England, you said in your response that, “technically there is still a queen of England. She doesn’t rule the country anymore.”” The English royal family does not rule England, the prime minister and parliament do. It’s okay, though, it was probably just a typo, but I just wanted to remind you.

    God bless you, and thank you.

    Sincerely, your biggest fan!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. I just wanted to say, I am reading you whale done book, and it IS AMAZING!!!

    I’m not done yet, though, so plz no spoilers.

    Also, fun fact, I have read your spy ski school book exactly 11 times. I love it, just like very single other one of your books!

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