Tuesday, July 3, 2018

|Podcast| - D.J. MacHale Interview


Photo Content from D.J. MacHale

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 with 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.


JEANBOOKNERD PODCAST 2018: EPISODE SEVEN
GUEST: D.J. MACHALE
FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | WEBSITE | GOODREADS
JOURNALIST: MARK JOHNSON
JBN Podcast   JBN Podcast

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.

The Equinox Curiosity Shop is a fantasy-adventure that marked a unique departure in that it was published solely as an audio book.

D.J.’s latest traditional 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 and daughter. 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.



Sam Calico is an 11-year-old boy who loves to thrill people with exciting tales of derring-do. Trouble is, he insists that his stories are all true and that he’s an actual adventurer. Nobody believes him, of course. Except for a strange creature named Skooch who comes from a mysterious land called Equinox Valley.

Equinox Valley is in trouble. A war is brewing. Skooch left his home in search of someone to help him end the battle before it can begin. Once he heard Sam’s stories, he felt certain Sam would be the perfect person to step in and challenge the evil forces that are threatening to destroy his home. But is Sam truly the hero Skooch needs him to be?

This kicks off Sam’s adventure where he’ll journey to a remarkable land that exists for an important purpose: to ensure that the world continues to turn. It’s nothing less than the birthplace of all imagination and if that isn’t incredible enough, it’s run entirely by intelligent toys.

There’s only one way to get there: You must enter The Equinox Curiosity Shop.

This is an Audible Original audio book, produced exclusively for Audible.Order now!

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.

Book One: Curse of the Boggin / Surrender the Key
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…

Book Two: Black Moon Rising
Coming October 17th! Mysterious accidents are plaguing a middle school in Massachusetts. Windows shatter for no reason. Bleachers collapse at a pep rally. Science experiments go dangerously wrong. The students think it’s nothing more than a string of bad luck, but Marcus suspects something more…

Book Three: The Oracle of Doom
The latest mystery from the Library hits close to home. The next unfinished story that Marcus must complete is all about his two best friends–Theo and Lu. A fortune telling machine at an old amusement park holds a mannequin known as The Oracle Baz. For…


THE SYLO CHRONICLES
A thrilling trilogy that begins on a peaceful island community that is rocked by a series of mysterious deaths, and quickly becomes a massive conflict that will determine the future of mankind. A group of young people uncover clues they hope will lead to the truth behind the madness for nothing is what it first appears to be. The quest to defend their home is made all the more difficult because they can’t be sure of who to trust…and who to fear. Everyone is a suspect. Nowhere is safe.

Book One: SYLO
THEY CAME FROM THE SKY, parachuting out of military helicopters to invade 14 year old Tucker Pierce’s idyllic hometown on Pemberwick Island, Maine. They are a secretive branch of the U.S. Navy called SYLO. Their commander, Captain Granger, informs Pemberwick residents that their island has…

Book Two: STORM
After a harrowing escape from the SYLO occupied Pemberwick Island, Tucker Pierce and his surviving friends have finally reached the mainland, only to find that no one is left. The once bustling seaport city is deserted. From the bowels of a Portland hospital where they…

Book Three: STRIKE
After his perilous trek across the United States, Tucker Pierce suddenly finds himself trapped behind enemy lines.
jbnlatestinterviews, jbnmediainteriews, jbnpodcast, jbnfilms

0 comments:

Post a Comment