I am new to middle grade / kidlit but so many of the books I am seeing look absolutely amazing! This book is no exception. Kids, mysteries, and a whole lot of adventure! This is the second book in The Library series so if you loved Surrender the Key, definitely check this one out! I know I’m going to 🙂 And if you want to hear even more about this exciting new middle-grade book, check out the Nerd Blast site for more info!
And, because I love a good cover, I have to point out how adorable and gorgeous these are! The cover screams adventure and was a big part of the reason I decided to check it out!
D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies. As an author, his ten-volume book series Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure Through Time and Space became a New York Times #1 bestseller.
He was raised in Greenwich, CT where he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm, engraving trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse . . . in between playing football and running track. D.J. graduated from New York University where he received a BFA in film production.
His film-making career began in New York where he worked as a freelance writer/director making corporate videos and television commercials.
D.J. broke into the entertainment business by writing several ABC Afterschool Specials. As co-creator of the popular Nickelodeon series Are You Afraid of the Dark?, he produced all 91 episodes. D.J. also wrote and directed the movie Tower of Terror for ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney. The Showtime series Chris Cross was co-created, written and produced by D.J. it received the CableAce award for Best Youth Series.
D.J. created and produced the Discovery Kids/NBC television series Flight 29 Down. He wrote every episode for the long-running PBS/CBS series Ghostwriter; and the HBO series Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective for which he received a CableAce nomination for writing.
In print, D.J. also authored the supernatural Morpheus Road trilogy; a whimsical picture book The Monster Princess; and The SYLO Chronicles, a thrilling sci-fi trilogy. He also wrote Voyagers: Project Alpha, the first of a six book science fiction adventure.
D.J.’s newest book series is The Library, a spooky middle-grade anthology about a mysterious library filled with unfinished supernatural tales, and the daring young people who must complete them.
D.J. lives in Southern California with his wife Evangeline and daughter Keaton. They are avid backpackers, scuba divers and skiers. Rounding out the household is a spoiled golden retriever named Casey and an equally spoiled tuxedo cat named Jinx.
And it’s time for a GIVEAWAY! This is a big one! TEN winners will receive a copy of Black Moon Rising AND Surrender the Key by D.J. MacHale. And ONE winner will receive an Exclusive Customized Costume of their choice (The Witch, Lu or Theo). Giveaway is open International (must be 13+ to enter) and it ends November 9th!
That’s all we have 🙂 Happy Thursday, booknerds!