D. J. MacHale

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D. J. MacHale
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MacHale at the Miami Book Fair International, 2011
Born Donald James MacHale
(1955-03-11) March 11, 1955 (age 59)
Greenwich, Connecticut
Occupation writer and director
Alma mater New York University
Notable works The Pendragon Adventure;
Morpheus Road
Notable awards CableACE Award;
Gemini Award

Donald James MacHale (born March 11, 1955), known popularly under the pen name D. J. MacHale, is a writer, director, and executive producer. He has been affiliated with shows such as Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Flight 29 Down and Seasonal Differences.[1] MacHale is also the author of the popular young adult book series, Pendragon and Morpheus Road.[2]

Early life[edit]

Donald James MacHale was born on March 11, 1956 in Greenwich, Connecticut. While in school, he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm, engraving sports trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse...in between playing football and running track.

Upon graduation, MacHale attended New York University and got a BFA in film production. He never enjoyed writing[3] until college, where his screenwriting teacher (Pat Cooper) changed his outlook.[4]

Awards[edit]

MacHale won the CableACE Award for his series Chris Cross and the Gemini Award for Are you Afraid of the Dark?.[5] It aired on YTV in Canada and Nickelodeon in the United States. MacHale won a Cableace nomination for The Tale of Cutter's Treasure, a Gemini nomination for The tale of the Dangerous Soup, a Writer's Guild of America nomination and a Director's Guild of America nomination for his popular kids TV Series, Flight 29 Down, and a Cableace nomination for Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, a book series.

Future[edit]

The books to be published under a new agreement with Simon & Schuster include:

  • The Equinox Curiosity Shop is an action-oriented fantasy series for younger middle-grade readers was launched in Fall 2009, which is about a toy shop that comes to life twice a year.
  • The Morpheus Road Trilogy was launched on April 20, 2010.[6] The first book in the trilogy is called "The Light".[7] It is about a teenage boy who is haunted by ghosts. The second book in the trilogy is named "The Black". The title of the third book is "The Blood".
  • The Monster Princess is MacHale's first picture book and features an ugly monster girl who lives in a cave beneath a castle and longs to become a beautiful princess.

Finished Works[edit]

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