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Publication Order of The Accelerati Trilogy Books

Tesla's Attic (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edison's Alley (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hawking's Hallway (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Antsy Bonano Books

The Schwa Was Here (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antsy Does Time (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ship Out of Luck (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Arc of a Scythe Books

Scythe (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunderhead (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Toll (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe (With: Michael H. Payne,Michelle Knowlden,Jarrod Shusterman,David Yoon,Joelle Shusterman,Sofía Lapuente) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dark Fusion Books

Publication Order of Darkness Creeping Books

Darkness Creeping (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkness Creeping II (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mindquakes Books

Publication Order of The N.O.A.H. Files Books

I Am the Walrus (With: Eric Elfman) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shock the Monkey (With: Eric Elfman) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shadow Club Books

The Shadow Club (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow Club Rising (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Skinjacker Books

Publication Order of Star Shards Chronicles Books

Scorpion Shards (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thief of Souls (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shattered Sky (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Unwind Dystology Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dissidents (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chasing Forgiveness / What Daddy Did (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eyes of Kid Midas (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Speeding Bullet (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Side of Nowhere (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Downsiders (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full Tilt (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bruiser (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Challenger Deep (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chasing Forgiveness (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dry (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Game Changer (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roxy (With: Jarrod Shusterman) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Break to You (With: Michelle Knowlden,DebraYoung) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Better Now (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Dirt on Our Shoes (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resurrection Bay (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Courage to Dream (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

It's Ok to Say No to Cigarettes and Alcohol (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kid Heroes (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

Piggyback Ninja (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The X-Files: Young Adult Books

Bad Sign (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Calusari (By: Garth Nix) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eve (By: Ellen Steiber) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Town (By: Eric Elfman) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empathy (By: Ellen Steiber) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fresh Bones (By: Les Martin) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Control (By: Cliff Nielsen,Everett Owens) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Host (By: Les Martin) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hungry Ghosts (By: Ellen Steiber) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Howlers (By: Everett Owens) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Matter (By: Easton Royce) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grotesque (By: Ellen Steiber) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quarantine (By: Les Martin) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Regeneration (By: Everett Owens) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunted (By: Ellen Steiber) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miracle Man (By: Terry Bisson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

From One Experience to Another(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big City Cool: Short Stories About Urban Youth(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twice Told(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreams and Visions(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bites: Scary Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into / Bones: Terrifying Tales to Haunt Your Dreams(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Other Worlds(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guys Read: Other Worlds(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Violent Ends(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scary Out There(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nights of the Living Dead Anthology(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Neal Shusterman:

Neal Shusterman is a very well-known New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books. He was born and brought up in Brooklyn, New York. He currently lives in South California with his four children. Since childhood he had been interested in literary works and began-writing at a very early age. When he was in his ninth grade, his capabilities were recognized by his English teacher. The teacher challenged him to write one story a month to earn extra credits. He took up this challenge and without any hassle, cleared it. He had once mentioned that by ninth grade, he had started taking himself as a serious writer. History has seen that most great and successful people have converted their hobbies into their professions. Neal was no exception. He can be defined as a person with clear concrete goals. He studied at the University of California, Irvine, majoring in psychology and theater. At the university he wrote an independent study program and a humor column that was very well taken by the students. Very quickly, he climbed up the ladder as a professional writer and script writer. Within a year after his college, he signed his first book deal, and a screenwriting job. He has entertained people in a big way by writing short stories, plays, essays and poems. His contribution to the world of creative writing, movie scripting and television has been invaluable. Since then he has been winning accolades from organizations such as the International Reading Association and the American Library Association for his bestowal.

Ambidextrous Personality

He has tried his hand on a lot of things such as film making, making games, film directing and writing music and stage plays, which portray his commendable versatility. He directed two short films which won him the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Awards. Some of the successful games developed by him are “How to Host a Mystery” and “How to Host a Murder”. He also worked on the “ARMCHAIR DETECTIVES” Mystery Jigsaw Puzzles. He wrote for TV series as well such as “Goosebumps” and “Animorphs”. He also invested his talents into writing the spectacular Disney Channel Original Movie “Pixel Perfect”. He has already earned a lot of fame and goodwill in the domain that he chose for himself. He can be contemplated truly as a bundle of talents. He is also credited with being a charismatic and energetic speaker. He used to tell stories to his audiences which comprised of children, teenagers and adults. He is regularly called at conferences and workshops in schools, colleges and other institutions. His writings are loved by teenagers as well as adults. His imagination has been described as being very brilliant and futuristic by publishers.


Neal’s book Unwind is considered as a piece of mastery by the teens. This book is also available in the audio version now along with other book such as Everlost, ANTSY DOES TIME and THE SCHWA WAS HERE . This book won for him nomination into the New Jersey Garden State Children’s Book Award in the year 2010 and 2010-2011 California Young Reader Medal. It also appeared in the 2010 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award List. Some of the other awards it won were 2010-2011 One Book for Nebraska Teens, The United Kingdom Coventry Inspiration “Simply the Book”, and the 2011 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award. UnWholly is the new sequel of this book. The Unwind Dystology is a series of science fiction novels by him which includes Unwind (2007), UnStrung (2012) (digital novella), UnWholly (2012), UnSouled (2013) and UnDivided (2014).

The Schwa Was Here This is a book which caters to the young adult audience. It was published by Dutton-Penguin in 2004. It talks about an eighth-grader’s friendship-with another-student named Calvin Schwa. As soon as the book was released, it received high acclamation and a starred review from School-Library-Journal and a positive review from Booklist. It received the Boston Globe/Horn Book Magazine award in 2005 for fiction and poetry. The book had been considered for a telefilm project by The Disney Channel. Shusterman has been appointed to write the script for this project. He had earlier also worked with the Disney channel on the project Pixel Perfect.

Passion Fulfills Every Dream

Here I want to quote something that the School Library Journal wrote about him: “Shusterman’s characters–reminiscent of those-crafted by Jerry Spinelli and E. L. Konigsburg–are infused with the kind of controlled, precocious-improbability that magically-vivifies the finest-children’s classics. Since an early-age, he dreamed of moving to California, because his favorite television shows were shot there. Some of his award winning books and films are Unwind, Everlost, Deadlocks, Full Tilt, Downsiders and the list goes on. His books have had deep impact on the minds of children. Most of the early stories he wrote were mostly non-fiction. He is mostly known among the teens as a writer because of his series as Dark Fusion and the novel, Unwind. One of his book was also adapted for a Disney Channel original movie. He was a longtime fan of the X-Files TV show and therefore wrote the X-Files novelizations under the pseudonym Easton Royce along with other writers such as ric Elfman and Michelle Knowlden. His requirements and demands are so high that he has to divide his time between authoring, film scripting, film directing, and public speaking. Some of his books have been written for a younger audience such as the Antsy stories which are very humorous.

The Legacy Continues

He now continues to write novels in California and is working on a screenplay for his work “Everlost”. Today, he is also a source of inspiration for other creators and artists. He says that authors should not just focus and write for a specific audience. They must consider a wide range of genres and formats. He galvanizes the other writers by his four basic writing principles: “Write, Rewrite, Read, and Persevere. The world is sure to witness great many more things from him in the coming days.

At one place he writes to his audience “I’ve always felt that stories aimed at adolescents and teens are the most important stories that can be written, because it’s adolescence that defines who we are going to be.

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