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   Writers: D. J. MacHale (United States)  
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D.J. MacHale has been a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series, specials and movies. As co-creator of the popular Nickelodeon series: "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", he Executive Produced all 91 episodes over 8 years, making it one of the longest running live-action family programs on television. He solely wrote 20 of the episodes and directed 19, including the CableAce nominated "The Tale of Cutter's Treasure" starring Charles S. Dutton.

D.J. also wrote and directed the movie "Tower of Terror" for the premiere season of ABC's "Wonderful World of Disney" which starred Kirsten Dunst and Steve Guttenberg. The Showtime series "Chris Cross" was co-created, written and Executive Produced by D.J. It received the CableAce award for Best Youth Series.

Other notable writing credits include several "ABC Afterschool Specials" including the classic "Seasonal Differences" for which Uta Hagen won an Emmy. The pilot for the long-running PBS/CBS series "Ghostwriter" was written by D.J., as well as the HBO series "Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective" for which he received a CableAce nomination for writing.

D.J. lives in Manhattan Beach, CA with his wife Evangeline. Rounding out the household are a golden retriever, Maggie and a kitten, Kaboodle.

Biography provided by the author, October 2002

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  1995.  Tale of the Nightly Neighbors, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
2002.  Merchant of Death   (Amazon - Alibris)
2003.  Lost City of Faar, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
2003.  Never War, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
2003.  Reality Bug, The   (Amazon - Alibris)

2004.  Blackwater   (Amazon - Alibris)
2004.  Pendragon   (Amazon - Alibris)
2005.  Guide to the Territories of Halla, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
2005.  Rivers of Zadaa, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
2006.  Quillan Games, The   (Amazon - Alibris)

2007.  Pilgrims of Rayne, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
2008.  Raven Rise   (Amazon - Alibris)
2009.  Book Three of the Travelers   (Amazon - Alibris)
2009.  Book Two of the Travelers   (Amazon - Alibris)
2009.  Soldiers of Halla, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
2009.  Travelers: Book One, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
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  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?

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    2. Pendragon
    1. Pendragon Prequels - Before the War
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  • Young Reader - Books for Children (9 to 12) (12 books)
  • Children, Teens, Kids. (7 books)
  • Magic - Magicians - Sorcerers - Witches - Wizards (5 books)
  • Young Adult (YA) - books for teens (4 books)
  • Knights - Warriors - Samourais - Gladiators (4 books)
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