(@johnrstephens) spent ten years in television, and was executive
producer of Gossip Girls and a writer for Gilmore Girls and The
O.C. He holds an MFA from the University of Virginia and was
inspired to write novels for children after reading Philip
Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.
A snowy winter's night.
Three small children are chased from their home by the forces of a
merciless darkness. Ten years later, Kate, Michael and Emma are no
closer to the truth about what separated their family.
The answer lies with an
with action, humor, and emotion, The Emerald
Atlas is the first book in The Books of
Beginning series & the beginning of a journey that will take
Kate, Michael, and Emma to strange, dangerous lands and deep within
themselves. It is the story of three children who set out to save
their family, and end up having to save the world.
book in the series, The Fire Chronicle,
hits stores this Fall.
trailer for The Emerald