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The 39 Clues: The Authors

The books in The 39 Clues series are unique in that each installment is written by a different author. The list of authors who wrote The 39 Clues books include New York Times bestselling writers and winners of the National Book Award, the Edgar Award, and many others. Read below to find out more about these amazing authors and to find out who is chronicling Amy and Dan's adventures.

Authors of The 39 Clues Series


RICK RIORDAN

#1: The Maze of Bones

Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the award-winning, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and the creator of a new series The 39 Clues. For Rick Riordan (pronounced Ryer'-dan), a bedtime story shared with his oldest son was just the beginning of his journey into the world of children's books.


GORDAN KORMAN

#2: One False Note

#8: The Emperor's Code

Gordon Korman

Gordon Korman was born in Montreal, Quebec in Canada. He wrote his first book when he was only 12 years old. He now has more than 65 novels to his credit, and more than a million books in print, including Swindle, the Island series, and the #1 New York Times bestseller, One False Note.


PETER LERANGIS

#3: The Sword Thief

#7: The Viper's Nest

Peter Lerangis

Peter Lerangis is the author of over 150 books, which have sold nearly 3 million copies. He is the author of The Spy X series, The Watchers series, Smiler's Bones, and now, The Sword Thief.


JUDE WATSON

#4: Beyond the Grave

#6: In Too Deep

Jude Watson

Jude Watson is currently the most celebrated author in the prequel-era of the Star Wars phenomenon. She's no stranger to science fiction — her own series, entitled Danger.com, is a mystery series based on the Internet. Jude is the author of the fourth book in the 39 Clues series, Beyond the Grave, on sale June 2nd!


PATRICK CARMAN

#5: The Black Circle

Patrick Carman

Patrick Carman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Land of Elyon and Atherton series’. He has run his own advertising agency, created board games, founded a mentoring program, and now has written Book Five in the bestselling 39 Clues series.


LINDA SUE PARK

#9: Storm Warning

Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park started writing children's books in the mid-90's, first retelling Korean folktales and later working on her novels. She is the Newbery Medal winner for A Single Shard and is now the author of the ninth book in The 39 Clues series: Storm Warning.


MARGARET PETERSON HADDIX

#10: Into The Gauntlet

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many memorable novels for young readers, including Takeoffs and Landings, The Girl with 500 Middle Names, Turnabout, and Running Out of Time. Among the Betrayed is the third book in a sequence that includes Among the Hidden and Among the Impostors.


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