Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman

Award-winning author Neal Shusterman grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began writing at an early age. After spending his junior and senior years of high school at the American School of Mexico City, Neal went on to UC Irvine, where he made his mark on the UCI swim team, and wrote a successful humor column. Within a year of graduating, he had his first book deal, and was hired to write a movie script.

In the years since, Neal has made his mark as a successful novelist, screenwriter, and television writer. As a full-time writer, he claims to be his own hardest task-master, always at work creating new stories to tell. His books have received many awards from organizations such as the International Reading Association, and the American Library Association, as well as garnering a myriad of state and local awards across the country. Neal's talents range from film directing (two short films he directed won him the coveted CINE Golden Eagle Awards) to writing music and stage plays – including book and lyrical contributions to “American Twistory,” which is currently playing in Boston. He has even tried his hand at creating Games, having developed three successful "How to Host a Mystery" game for teens, as well as seven "How to Host a Murder" games.

As a screen and TV writer, Neal has written for the "Goosebumps" and “Animorphs” TV series, and wrote the Disney Channel Original Movie “Pixel Perfect”. Currently Neal is adapting his novel Everlost as a feature film for Universal Studios.

Wherever Neal goes, he quickly earns a reputation as a storyteller and dynamic speaker. Much of his fiction is traceable back to stories he tells to large audiences of children and teenagers - such as his novel The Eyes of Kid Midas. As a speaker, Neal is in constant demand at schools and conferences. Degrees in both psychology and drama give Neal a unique approach to writing. Neal's novels always deal with topics that appeal to adults as well as teens, weaving true-to-life characters into sensitive and riveting issues, and binding it all together with a unique and entertaining sense of humor.


Photo: Larry D. Moore / CC BY-SA 3.0
Edited Darkki April 6, 2021
Books by Neal Shusterman
The Eyes of Kid Midas N/A
Tales to Trouble Your Sleep (Darkness Creeping #1) N/A
More Tales to Trouble Your Sleep (Darkness Creeping #2) 10.00   1
The Scorpion Shards (Star Shards #1) N/A
MindQuakes: Stories to Shatter Your Brain N/A
MindStorms: Stories to Blow Your Mind N/A
The Dark Side of Nowhere N/A
MindTwisters: Stories to Shred Your Head N/A
Thief of Souls (Star Shards #2) N/A
Downsiders N/A
MindBenders: Stories to Warp Your Brain N/A
Shattered Sky (Star Shards #3) N/A
Full Tilt N/A
Dread Locks (Dark Fusion #1) N/A
Red Rider's Hood (Dark Fusion #2) N/A
Everlost (Skinjacker #1) 10.00   1
Duckling Ugly (Dark Fusion #3) N/A
Unwind (Unwind #1) 7.60   5
Everwild (Skinjacker #2) 10.00   1
Everfound (Skinjacker #3) 10.00   1
UnStrung N/A
UnWholly (Unwind #2) 8.50   2
UnSouled (Unwind #3) 8.00   1
UnDivided (Unwind #4) 9.00   1
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) 10.00   1
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) 10.00   1
Dry 10.00   1
The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) 8.00   1
Game Changer 10.00   1

Speculative Fiction Novels (28)


2021 | science fiction, young adult
(Arc of a Scythe #3)
2019 | science fiction, young adult
(Arc of a Scythe #2)
2018 | science fiction, young adult
(Arc of a Scythe #1)
2016 | science fiction, young adult
(Unwind #4)
2014 | science fiction > dystopia, young adult
(Unwind #3)
2013 | science fiction > dystopia, young adult
(Unwind #2)
2012 | science fiction > dystopia, young adult
(Unwind)
2012 | science fiction > dystopia, young adult
(Skinjacker #3)
2011 | fantasy, young adult
(Skinjacker #2)
2009 | fantasy, young adult
(Unwind #1)
2007 | science fiction > dystopia, young adult
(Skinjacker #1)
2006 | fantasy, young adult
(Dark Fusion #3)
2006 | fantasy, young adult
(Dark Fusion #2)
2005 | fantasy, young adult
(Dark Fusion #1)
2005 | fantasy, young adult

2003 | horror, young adult
(Star Shards #3)
2002 | fantasy, young adult

2000 | fantasy, horror, short stories, young adult
(Star Shards #2)
1999 | fantasy, young adult

1999 | science fiction, young adult

1997 | science fiction, young adult

1997 | fantasy, horror, short stories, young adult

1996 | fantasy, horror, short stories, young adult

1996 | fantasy, horror, short stories, young adult
(Darkness Creeping #2)
1995 | horror, short stories, young adult
(Star Shards #1)
1995 | fantasy, young adult
(Darkness Creeping #1)
1993 | horror, short stories, young adult

1992 | fantasy, young adult

Others non-spefi books (1)


2018 | young adult, adventure