Stuart Gibbs

Stuart Gibbs is the author of the FunJungle and Moon Base Alpha series, as well as the New York Times bestselling Spy School series. He has written the screenplays for movies like See Spot Run and Repli-Kate, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC, and Fox. Stuart lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles. You can learn more about what he’s up to at

Books by this Author

Spy Ski School
The Spy School Collection
Evil Spy School
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Stuart Gibbs on 'Evil Spy School'

Stuart Gibbs talks about the third book in his Spy School Series, EVIL SPY SCHOOL, the skills you really need to be a good spy, and what he loves best about writing books for kids.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I've been telling myself "Life is Good" every day since long before there was a clothing company with that name

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd like to meet Charles Darwin and have him tell me, in detail, about all his adventures sailing around the world and how the concept of evolution came to him.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Just" There's a great website called wordcloud. You enter text into it and it creates a picture of all your most used words, with the words you used most being the biggest. I pasted all of the first draft of 'Belly Up' into it and discovered I'd used the word "Just" more than my own protagonist's name. So I went back through the book and cut out hundreds of "justs."

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Rudeness

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The Beatles' "Revolution"; David Byrne's cover of "Don't Fence Me In"; Bobby Darin's "Beyond the Sea"; Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture -- and any cover by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, though if I have to pick one, it's "Rainbow Connection"

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