Blog Index

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

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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
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 …

June 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 …

June 2, 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 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

 

144 thoughts on “Blog Index

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

  2. Eden –

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

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

  4. Typoist –

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

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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!!

  11. 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.

  12. 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

    Sincerely,
    Alfonso

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. Nate

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

  18. 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!?

  19. #1fanofSS

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

  20. 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!

  21. #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.

  22. 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.

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

  24. StuartGibbs1fan

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

  25. 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.

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