D.J. MacHale Books In Order

Publication Order of Are You Afraid Of The Dark? Books

The Tale of the Nightly Neighbors (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pendragon Books

The Merchant of Death (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost City of Faar (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Never War (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reality Bug (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Water (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rivers of Zadaa (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quillan Games (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pilgrims of Rayne (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raven Rise (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Soldiers of Halla (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pendragon: Before The War Books

The Travelers, Book One (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Travelers, Book Two (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Travelers, Book Three (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pendragon Non-Fiction Books

The Guide to the Territories of Halla (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Morpheus Road Books

The Light (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blood (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sylo Chronicles Books

Sylo (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storm (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strike (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Voyagers Books

Project Alpha (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Library Books

Curse of the Boggin (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

East of the Sun, West of the Moon (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

The Scout (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Full-Blooded Fantasy: 8 Spellbinding Tales in Which Anything is Possible (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Monster Princess (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Merchant of Death (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

The creator, Writer and Producer Donald James Machale who is popularly know as D.J. MacHale grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut where he was born in March 11, 1955. In Greenwich, he finished High School while having several jobs which included poultry farm work where he collected eggs, cleaning the dishes in a steakhouse and he also did engraving of sports trophies. That he did along side other activities like playing football and spending time running track. After high School D.J. MacHale then got his BFA in film production from the after graduating from New York University.At present, he lives with his better half Evangeline and Daughter Keaton in Manhattan Beach, California.

Before D.J. MacHale really got his big break in both Movie, Television and writing, he started out as In New York non-agent writer/director and spent time making videos for businesses and commercials for television. Along side this job, he also taught film production and photography.

What is ironic however for this truly gifted and brilliant writer is that he never enjoyed writing until college where his screenwriting teacher changed his perspective. according to him, before he became a producer of television series, a director or even a writer, he devoured books from Dr. Seuss, where he got his silly. He also savored the works of Ian Flemming and Alistair McLean which is probably the reason why loved thrillers as a genre. D.J. Machale has been affiliated with several television shows such are “Are you Afraid of the Dark?” where he came up with 91 episodes for eight years,earning him the Gemini Award, “Seasonal Differences” and “Flight 29 Down” where he wrote all episodes and directed some of them. This also secured the Writers Guild of America Award for him for Outstanding Children’s Script and a nomination for the Award under the Directors Guild of America. Also got the nomination for cable ace for a book series Encyclopedia Brown.

At age 9 D.J. MacHale wrote his first ever science fiction story about a journey to the stars, which he said nobody ever read, which probably is the reason why he never really liked writing in the first place. A Documentary about fermentation was his first video ever produced. His first paid fiction work he was paid was a kids TV special called “The Great American Music Video. His first paid video produced was for a Public Service Announcement warning about Parvo-Virus in dogs and the dangers that came with it.

Like so many college students, he went through a career crisis, pretty much not knowing exactly what to pursue. A friend made him realize again that he loves film making. He then moved from Villanova University, to New York University and he took up film as a major. His first work from School was for a small company in the same city that made and sponsored films for corporations.

His notable credits include “ABC after school Specials” which includes the classic “Seasonal Differences” and the pilot for the long-running series “Ghostwriter” with Samuel L. Jackson. Kristen Dunst and fellow actor Steve Guttenberg also worked with D.J. MacHale when he created and at the same time directed movie “Tower of Terror”

D.J. Machale started to write the “Pendragon” novels while waiting for a for a decision about a pilot episode of a series. He wrote while he waited and eventually resulted to the success of the book series.

Emails which he sent to love ones to let them know what is happening or what has happened in his day to day life became the inspiration for the book. From this idea came the birth of Bobby’s journal, a nerd who becomes a hero in another world along with Mark a reluctant thinker who tends to over analyze and frets but who has a romantic side as well and Courtney who tends to always seize the day, take charge and live in the moment.

Among the books in the series includes “The Merchant of Death” the first book of the series. This is where Bobby gets to shout Denduron for the first time and they were transported there. This is where he meets for the first time, Saint Dane, the villain whose goal is to break the barriers between the ten territories of Halla.

“I felt as if I learned a few things. I learned that it’s sometimes okay to think like a weenie, so long as you don’t act like one—at least not all the time. I learned that it’s okay to be wrong, as long as you can admit it and are willing to listen to those who may know better.” –D.J. MacHale, “The Merchant of Death”

“The Lost City of Faar” is the sequel, where most of the events took place in Cloral, a planet covered in water. The people here lived in barges and it was a very nice place until Saint Dane unleashed a poison that makes the plants grow large and fatal.

“In my few short years I learned that seeing what’s positive about a situation is a lot more fun and gets you a lot further than looking for what might be wrong with it.” –D.J. MacHale, “The Merchant of Death”

D.J. MacHale as a writer also made collaborations with other people. One of his own teleplay was used as the foundation of his work called “The Tale of the Nightly Neighbors” which he co-wrote with another writer. He also had a hand on the poetic version of the classic “East of the Sun West of the Moon” a Norwegian folk tale.

Overall, D.J. MacHale as a brilliant and gifted writer and producer capable of getting inspiration from even the most innocent things around him and making his own original work but at the same time, he can also work with other people and the existing works of other people, a true sign that there are no boundaries for D.J. MacHale when it comes to writing, creating and producing.

There are several books coming from D.J. MacHale that we need to look forward to which are to be published by Simon & Schuster under a new agreement. this would include a fantasy oriented series called “The Equinox Curiosity Shop”, “The Monster Princess”his first picture book about an ugly princess who wants to become beautiful and of course “The Morpheus Road” which is a trilogy.

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