Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and the two followup collections have scared the wits out of … More Don’t Turn Out the Lights (read these spooky stories instead)!
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It took six years and one professional dog model on the cover, but ROTTEN, my YA tale of a tough … More New Edition: ROTTEN in paperback!
At this time of year, a certain red-suited gentleman is known to make a list and check it twice. Well, … More Dear Justice League makes the cut!
Talk about a warm welcome! Dear Justice League was the #6 graphic novel in comic book shops for the month of … More Up, up, and away for Dear Justice League!
https://michaelnorthrop.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DCKids_DJL_Square_Cinemagraph_v3.mp4 At long last! My first graphic novel, Dear Justice League, is available in comic book shops, bookstores, online, and everywhere … More Justice is served!
My new middle-grade novel is finally here! On Thin Ice is my 12th book with Scholastic and maybe my best. … More On Thin Ice is here: 6 years in the making and yours for the taking!
I have some stellar news to share: Dear Justice League got a starred review (the blue ribbon of publishing!) in … More It’s a Star for Dear Justice League!
The first review of On Thin Ice is in, and (drumroll, please) . . . it’s fantastic! Kirkus Reviews has … More On Thin Ice gets its first (glowing!) reviews
Woohoo! My upcoming middle grade novel On Thin Ice is officially a Junior Library Guild selection! The JLG has been … More On Thin Ice is a Junior Library Guild selection!
My spooky middle-grade thriller Polaris sailed into bookstores recently in a beautiful new paperback edition. Behold the splendour! (That’s right: … More Polaris in paperback! Summer books on Goodreads!
There are so few constants in life. Seasons change, the news swirls… But one thing you can count on: It … More Where It’s At: a quick update on All The Things!
You know how, when you get a big idea, you can be cautious and excited about it all at once? … More Cover Reveal: ON THIN ICE. After a long journey, my next middle grade novel rolls into view!
I remember sitting at a desk at Salisbury Central School as a kid and listening as our math teacher explained … More Milestone Alert: a million books sold!