Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Vlog Post with D.J. MacHale


Book Nerd Vlog Post

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 and directed several. His work on Flight 29 Down earned him the Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Children’s Script and a Directors Guild of America award nomination.

Other notable television writing credits include the ABC Afterschool Special titled Seasonal Differences; the pilot 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.

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“I’m not sure anyone does suspense quite like D. J. MacHale.” —James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series


THE LIBRARY

Use the Paradox Key to enter a mysterious library that exists between dimensions; a place where restless spirits go to write their incredible tales. Its shelves are stacked with countless volumes of unfinished stories about those who found themselves in unexplainable and frightening situations. Some stories occurred in the past while others are unfolding now. Today. These supernatural mysteries must be solved and completed in order to help spirits from the past rest in peace; or save someone in the present from a horrible fate.

The mission of the living agents of the Library is to complete these extraordinary stories. Each book in the series will follow a different tale of strange doings as the young agents enter impossible worlds where ghosts, witches, vampires and supernatural oddities become all too real.

It’s about finishing the books, before the books finish them.




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Enter the Library, where no one knows how the stories end . . . and finding out will be terrifying.

There’s a place beyond this world, beyond the land of the living, where ghosts go to write their unfinished stories—stories that ended too soon. It’s a place for unexplained phenomena: mysteries that have never been solved, spirits that have never been laid to rest. And there’s only one way in or out.

It’s called the Library, and you can get there with a special key. But beware! Don’t start a story you can’t finish. Because in thislibrary, the stories you can’t finish just might finish you.

Marcus O’Mara is a 13 year old guy at a crossroads. He constantly finds himself in trouble at school, with his friends, and with his adoptive parents. Marcus doesn’t believe things can get any worse for him…until they get worse.

Much worse.

He begins seeing strange and impossible visions; gets thrown into paranormal danger and is haunted by a mysterious ghost with a singular goal: to give him a key.

It’s a key that opens the door to a mysterious library. When that door opens, the incredible adventure for Marcus and his friends begins as they learn the truth about Marcus’ past and uncover the strange world of unfinished stories that are found on the shelves of the Library.

You can purchase Curse of the Boggin (The Library #1) at the following Retailers:


And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you D.J. MacHale for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a Copy of Curse of the Boggin (The Library #1) by D.J. MacHale. 

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like such a fun new series! I've added The Library Book 1: Curse of the Boggin to my TBR. While I was reading it I kept thinking it reminded me of Are You Afraid of the Dark? And then I scrolled up and read about D.J. MacHale. I'm even more excited to read this now knowing that he was a co-creator and producer of one of my absolute favorite shows as a kid! This will be a great way for my daughter to have something a bit like it.

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