THIS YEAR THE HOLIDAYS WILL BE SWINDLED

9780545861427_36078Calling all SWINDLE fans! The latest book in the series – JINGLE – is finally here! The Man With The Plan is back – and this time he’s got holiday spirit! It’s kind of a unique project for me – the first time I’ve ever written a holiday book. The multimillion-dollar Star of Prague has been stolen from the top of the tree at Cedarville’s annual holiday pageant, and The Man With The Plan is the prime suspect. Now Griffin and the team have to solve the mystery and catch the real thieves just to clear their names and avoid being Scrooged. And what a cover! Luthor in a Santa suit – there are no words …

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SLACKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

slacker Check out SLACKER, my newest stand-alone novel, about a video-game addicted couch potato whose quest to protect his slacker lifestyle accidentally turns him into the greatest student leader in the history of middle school. Also, I love this cover. (Spoiler alert: there’s a beaver involved. ‘Nuff said.)

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THE OFFICIAL MASTERMINDS: PAYBACK COVER REVEAL!

masterminds3-hcIt’s finally here, the cover of MASTERMINDS: PAYBACK, the thrilling conclusion of my NY Times bestselling MASTERMINDS trilogy, coming March 7, 2017!

Follow Eli, Tori, Malik, and Amber as they discover the truth of their origins and try to carve a life for themselves in an outside world that is unfamiliar, baffling, and dangerous. It’s one thing to survive and avoid being captured. But sooner or later, they’re going to have to take on Project Osiris and its enforcers, the Purple People Eaters. It’s time to meet their makers!

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READ ABOUT MASTERMINDS IN THE NY TIMES

TWO MORE BRUNO & BOOTS MOVIES COMING TO YTV!

BB Press Image 2Huge MACDONALD HALL news! Thanks to the amazing success of BRUNO & BOOTS: GO JUMP IN THE POOL, YTV is bringing two new movies to the small screen – BRUNO & BOOTS: THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING AT MACDONALD HALL and BRUNO & BOOTS: THE WIZZLE WAR.

Both films have wrapped production, and will be airing in Canada in 2017. (US and international fans: I’m waiting to hear where you’ll be able to catch these movies in the USA and around the world. As soon as I know, you’ll know!)

The reviews are in, and BRUNO & BOOTS: GO JUMP IN THE POOL is a bona fide smash. CHECK OUT THE TRAILER HERE!

Never underestimate the power of a 7th grade English assignment!

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF WRITING!

kormanPoster1_v2No, that’s not a typo. 2016 is the 40th korman7anniversary of the 7th grade English assignment that became my first book! (That’s me back then on the right.) And, yeah, that makes me feel pretty ancient. But the good news is that, even after all that time, the best is yet to come – including SLACKER, new MASTERMINDS, and JINGLE, a super-special holiday-themed SWINDLE. Thanks for coming back to my website – and stay tuned!

THE MIND-BENDING CONCLUSION OF THE HYPNOTISTS!

m4591_hypnotistsbo_4ccHYPNOTISTS fans – the wait is over!  Book 3: THE DRAGONFLY EFFECT is finally here. In THE DRAGONFLY EFFECT,  Jax has been recruited by the U.S. Army’s Hypnotic Warfare Research Department. But Dr. Elias Mako has escaped from prison, and this time he has a plan to use mesmeric power to bring the entire world to its knees. As many of you know, THE HYPNOTISTS is my first-ever series to deal with the paranormal, and it has an extra-special place in my heart. I can’t wait for everyone to read THE DRAGONFLY EFFECT!

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BREAKING NEWS: IT'S ALL COME TO A FLASHPOINT

39CLUES_UNSTOP_Book4FLASHPOINT, the fourth and final book in THE 39 Clues: UNSTOPPABLE, is my most heart-pounding 39 Clues novel yet!

Finally, the end of the story can be revealed without fear of reprisals from the usual Cahill overlords. Suffice it to say that Amy and Dan are grappling their greatest enemy yet – J. Rutherford Pierce, billionaire media tycoon, megalomaniac, and all around psychopath. Somehow, Pierce has managed to replicate a version of Gideon Cahill’s serum to create an unstoppable army of supermen.

Follow the battle against Pierce in Book 1, NOWHERE TO RUN, by Jude Watson, Book 2, BREAKAWAY by Jeff Hirsch, and Book 3, COUNTDOWN, by Natalie Standiford.

And now it all comes to a flashpoint. Literally.

 

READ MY SHORT STORY "HAMISH MACTAVISH IS EATING A BUS"

FA_April15_0000_gordanWhen I was growing up, there really was a news story about a guy who was eating a bus. And while my parents found it pretty funny, I was enthralled. I couldn’t understand why this Herculean feat didn’t dominate every headline and newscast. I got the idea for “HAMISH MACTAVISH IS EATING A BUS” when I looked back and tried to understand why such an odd stunt had so activated me back then.

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THE CLASSICS ARE BACK AS E-BOOKS!

9781443113045Great news! Three of my “classic” teen titles 9781443113984from the eighties have been re-released as e-books. DON’T CARE HIGH, A SEMESTER IN THE LIFE OF A GARBAGE BAG, and LOSING JOE’S PLACE are now available in iBooks, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo editions!

NICKELODEON'S SWINDLE NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

nick swindleWhat?! You missed SWINDLE on Nickelodeon thisswindle fall? No problem! Nick’s monster hit TV movie SWINDLE is now available for download. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

Catch up on all the latest on Nickelodeon’s SWINDLE HERE!

TAKE THE HYPNOTISTS QUIZ

Take the Hypnotists QuizWhat kind of hypnotist would you be? How would you use your powers? Take the QUIZ.

Or check out the BOOK TRAILER for THE HYPNOTISTS here.

CHECK OUT MY LATEST VIDEOS

GordonReading1Okay, I’m not exactly flying from the high trapeze, but some of these clips from appearances, webcasts, interviews, and book trailers are pretty cool. Yes, that’s me with Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg from the inaugural 39 CLUES webcast.

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CALLING ALL TEACHERS

P1020284Calling all teachers. Check out my article from the November issue of The Reading Teacher: Guy Reader Is Not an Oxymoron.

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