D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies. As an author, he has published 20 books he wrote from scratch and another 14 that have been published as novelizations or spin offs of his TV shows and book series. His ten-volume book series: PENDRAGON: JOURNAL OF AN ADVENTURE THROUGH TIME AND SPACE became a New York Times #1 bestseller. D.J. broke into the entertainment business by writing several ABC AFTERSCHOOL SPECIALS.He has co-created, written and produced the popular Nickelodeon series: ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?, the Discovery Kids/NBC television series FLIGHT 29 DOWN, and he wrote and directed the movie TOWER OF TERROR for ABC’s WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY which starred Kirsten Dunst and Steve Guttenberg. The Showtime series CHRIS CROSS was co-created, written and produced by D.J. It received the CableAce award for Best Youth Series. 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 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. Also in print, D.J. co-wrote the book THE TALE OF THE NIGHTLY NEIGHBORS, and penned the poetic adaptation of the classic Norwegian folk tale EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON. His most recently completed work is the spooky MORPHEUS ROAD trilogy; and a whimsical picture book THE MONSTER PRINCESS. SYLO is D.J.’s third middle grade/YA book series. It will be a trilogy.