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D J MacHale

(Donald James MacHale)
USA flag (b.1955)

D.J. MacHale 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.

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.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction

D J MacHale recommends
Ninth Grade Slays (2008)
(Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, book 2)
Heather Brewer (Z Brewer)
"Gruesome, heartwarming, spellbinding."
The Brimstone Network (2008)
(Brimstone Network, book 1)
Thomas E Sniegoski
"A supernatural feast of gory goodness."
Dormia (2009)
(Dormia trilogy, book 1)
Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski
"An imaginative quest through strange and exotic lands with an assortment of quirky fun characters."
The Farfield Curse (2009)
(Bran Hambric, book 1)
Kaleb Nation
"The Farfield Curse brims with mystery, magic, and fun. Kaleb Nation's wry sense of humor kept me smiling, even while the mystical sparks flew. Get ready for lots of surprises and watch out for gnomes!"
A Crack in the Sky (2010)
(Greenhouse Chronicles, book 1)
Mark Peter Hughes
"A peek into the future that is both fascinating and frightening."
Game of Shadows (2017)
Erika Lewis
"One of those thrilling tales you can't put down . . . the perfect blend of imaginative world-building and nonstop action wrapped up in a compelling mystery."
In the Red (2020)
Christopher Swiedler
"Hang on to your helmets. Christopher Swiedler takes you on a nail-biting, sci-fi adventure where every page holds unexpected peril for his bold heroes. He makes the impossible seem plausible in a universe where strolling on Mars can be normal, wondrous and at times, terrifying. It will leave you breathless."

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