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 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
Here’s the Title, Cover and plot of Once Upon A Tim Book #2

I know that the first book in the Once Upon A Tim series came out …

UncategorizedMarch 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 …

UncategorizedFebruary 25, 2022
Here’s the reveal you’ve been waiting for: The title, plot and cover for Spy School 10.

Hi everyone – I suppose there’s no point in me writing anything here, because you’re …

UncategorizedFebruary 4, 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
Cover, title and plot reveal for Charlie Thorne #3

Here you go: After tracking down incredible discoveries by Einstein and Darwin, Charlie Thorne is …

UncategorizedOctober 17, 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 Bookshop.org

Bookshop.org 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

 

157 thoughts on “Blog Index

  1. Ace –

    If you have read all the SS books, then you know all the information there is to know about Joshua.

  2. If Belly Up was published on May 19, that would’ve been my bday.

    Broo I love the Spy School series, wish there be more coming.

  3. Hello I am a HUGE FAN you are such a good writer ‘ve read like every single one of your books and I wnat tp be w writer one day too in fact I already wrote my own book but its only eleven chapters like I said I’m a HUGE FAN!!!

    P.S. I didn’t use my real name for privacy

  4. Carl –

    It is very impressive that you have written a book. Eleven chapters is a lot!

  5. I’m a massive fan of yours’s Mr. Stu! I love ALL your books! Any news on the SS movie?!

  6. Prowler –

    I actually believe that my newest book, Once Upon A Tim, (coming March 1) is the funniest book that I have written. I was allowed to create a very ridiculous world for this one that is not bound by any kind of logic at all, and so, I was able to make any joke I wanted.

  7. Nikhil –

    I don’t really feel that killing off a character in any of my books would be adding anything to the stories.

  8. Grant Kaplan –

    Ben and Erica are in their early teens. They’re not getting married any time soon.

  9. How do you make the front cover of your books? Also, how do you print and publish your books?

  10. Do you plan your books ahead of time? If so, how do you do it? or else how do you know about when your books are going to be released? (sorry for the overload of questions, just curious)

  11. LE McKenney –

    My covers are designed by Lucy Cummins, who works for my publisher. That same publisher handles all the printing, shipping and marketing.

  12. Agent 924011

    Yes, I plan my books out well ahead of time. I start brainstorming ideas and outlining uo to a year before i start writing.

    I work with my publisher on a release schedule up to two years ahead of time.

  13. Hello Mr. Gibbs!

    Just a quick question, where did you get your inspiration to write a series about spys?

  14. Agent 57129

    Please see my FAQ page for the inspiration stories for all of my series.

  15. Mr Gibbs,

    Have you ever gotten stuck writing and couldn’t come up with the plot. It’s happened to me before when I wrote my own book inspired by the funjungle series. But anyway how were you able to keep going?

  16. Seddy Fitzcracken –

    Everyone gets writer’s block now and then. I generally avoid much of it by spending a lot of time working out my stories and outlining before I ever start the writing process. If I still get stuck, then I go outline again — or take a walk to think about the story that i want to tell.

  17. Hi. I really love your books and I’m exited to see what comes next from all of your series. My favorite characters are Erica Hale, Porthos and Summer McCraken (I hope I spelled those all correctly). I’m would love to know any information about a movie you have. But I saw above that you don’t really have anything about that. And that’s okay. I would personally love to see a Spy School/Charlie Thorne or Funjungle movie. But I also think that they could work as a show with like 10 episodes or something like that. What are your thoughts on that? P.S. I hope I Didn’t distract you from writing some EPIC books just right now.

  18. Calebwhois13 –

    I am up for any version of my books being turned into a movie or Tv show.

  19. Mr.Gibbs my sister said that you came to my school I while ago. It is called The Pembroke Hill School in KC, Missouri. Have you been there?

    P.S. I know you probably don’t remember every school you visit.

  20. Hi Stuart. I’ve been reading your FunJungle books and I love them! But after I finished, I got sad because there were no more books to read. Can you please tell me when the next FunJungle book will be published? Thank you.

  21. FunJungly –

    If you look in the right hand column of every page of this website, you will find an Upcoming Releases box that has the answer to your question.

  22. Summer –

    My books are always available ANYWHERE books are sold. (Though I would prefer if you bought them from your local bookstore or bookshop.org.) If you visit my books page, there are always links to purchase them.

  23. *SSAS SPOILER ALERT*
    Mr. Gibbs,
    When Ben and Mike meet El Diablo and he gives them clothes as they come out of the showers, he sees a shirt that says Snakes Alive on it. Is that a reference to the Snakes Alive that FunJungle was against in the FunJungle series? Was that an easter egg?

  24. Book –

    There could be an MBB book. But I am not planning one at this time.

  25. Hi Mr. Gibbs,
    I was wondering if there were any updates on the spy school movie. You are an amazing writer.

  26. Eden –

    Sadly, there are no updates on the SS movie. If I have anything to share, I will post it.

  27. Is Chloe Carter in the first Spy School book a typo or is Chloe Carter and Chloe Appel in the Revolution two different people.

  28. Typoist –

    Those are two different people. That’s why they have two different last names.

  29. Have you written any books that were supposed to be the next book in a big series like Spy School or FunJungle but got rejected by your editor or publisher? If so, could you share the titles of them? This may be classified though…

  30. KK –

    Once a series is going, what happens in the books is really up to me. If I want to do something, then I get to do it.

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