D. J. MacHale

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D. J. MacHale
MacHale at the 2016 Texas Book Festival
MacHale at the 2016 Texas Book Festival
BornDonald James MacHale
(1955-03-11) March 11, 1955 (age 64)
Greenwich, Connecticut
OccupationWriter and director
NationalityUnited States
Alma materNew York University
Notable worksPendragon;
Morpheus Road
Notable awardsCableACE Award;
Gemini Award

Donald James "D.J." MacHale (born March 11, 1956) is an American 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, 1955 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 graduated with a BFA in film production. He never enjoyed writing[3] until college, where his screenwriting teacher (Pat Cooper) changed his outlook.[4]


MacHale won the CableACE Award for his series Chris Cross and the Gemini Award for Are you Afraid of the Dark?[5]

Finished Works[edit]


  1. ^ Journal of an Adventure through Time and Space Archived 2015-03-13 at the Wayback Machine, thependragonadventure.com; accessed August 2, 2017.
  2. ^ D.J. MacHale biography, simonsays.com; accessed August 2, 2017.
  3. ^ Frequently asked questions about D.J. Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine, thependragonadventure.com; accessed August 2, 2017.
  4. ^ Powells.com Ink Q&A - D. J. MacHale Archived 2008-01-08 at the Wayback Machine, powells.com; accessed August 2, 2017.
  5. ^ D.J. MacHale profile, imdb.com; accessed August 2, 2017.

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