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Dear DC Super-Villains steals the spotlight!

The early reviews are in for Dear DC Super-Villains, and it looks like the Legion of…

Dear DC Super-Villains hits defenseless shelves everywhere!

Dear DC Super-Villains is out today! Curious kids write to notorious scoundrels, asking them about life…

Don’t Turn Out the Lights (read these spooky stories instead)!

Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and the two followup collections have scared…

New Edition: ROTTEN in paperback!

It took six years and one professional dog model on the cover, but ROTTEN, my YA…

Dear Justice League makes the cut!

At this time of year, a certain red-suited gentleman is known to make a list and…

Up, up, and away for Dear Justice League!

Talk about a warm welcome! Dear Justice League was the #6 graphic novel in comic book shops…

Justice is served!

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…

On Thin Ice is here: 6 years in the making and yours for the taking!

My new middle-grade novel is finally here! On Thin Ice is my 12th book with Scholastic…

It’s a Star for Dear Justice League!

I have some stellar news to share: Dear Justice League got a starred review (the blue…

On Thin Ice gets its first (glowing!) reviews

The first review of On Thin Ice is in, and (drumroll, please) . . . it’s…

On Thin Ice is a Junior Library Guild selection!

Woohoo! My upcoming middle grade novel On Thin Ice is officially a Junior Library Guild selection!…

Polaris in paperback! Summer books on Goodreads!

My spooky middle-grade thriller Polaris sailed into bookstores recently in a beautiful new paperback edition. Behold…

Where It’s At: a quick update on All The Things!

There are so few constants in life. Seasons change, the news swirls… But one thing you…

Cover Reveal: ON THIN ICE. After a long journey, my next middle grade novel rolls into view!

You know how, when you get a big idea, you can be cautious and excited about…

Milestone Alert: a million books sold!

I remember sitting at a desk at Salisbury Central School as a kid and listening as…