Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including The Unwind Dystology, The Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his newest series Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. The father of four children, Neal lives in California. Visit him at and

Books by this Author

The Ultimate Unwind Collection
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

Talk & Signing
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
OCT 24
Talk & Signing
5943 Balboa Ave
Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92111
OCT 29
Closing Keynote
Charleston Music Hall
37 John St
Charleston, SC 29403
NOV 10
Talk & Signing
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
NOV 27

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Try to see things differently -- It's the only way to get a clearer perspective on the world and on your life.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. An ability to see things from all sides, empathy, and an ability to make the world's best guacamole.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. William Shakespeare's lesser-known brother, Kyle..

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Definitely Venice, Italy. Unless it's flooding again.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A newborn baby in a loving family -- because I'd have my whole life ahead of me, with endless possibilities.

Author Voices

November 02, 2009

I spent two nights in the Haunted Mansion last month. No, really. It was bizarre. When I travel, I usually just go in for a Marriott, or Comfort Suites — you know the typical, predictable hotels that are so uniform, I can’t remember what city I’m in when I wake up in the morning. But every once in a while, I’ll go for a bed-and-breakfast. Especially when I’m someplace picturesque and rural. I’ve come across some of the coolest B&Bs around the US. The Cobblestone Manor in Rochester Michigan, the Bonnynook inn Waxahachie, Texas. And then there’s the Evergreen in Anderson, South Carolina. Okay, to be fair, the... see more