US Paperback release of book one — NIGHTMARE ACADEMY: MONSTER HUNTERS

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Bunch of cool new things happening. First off, some more art for you from the always brilliant J.P. Targete. This is from Book 3 (MONSTER WAR). I know folks in the US don’t have the book yet, so I’ll try to keep spoilers to a minimum. I’ll only give you the title… MONSTER PINCH. As always, click a couple times for a bigger version (and check out what he’s holding in his right hand…)

I get asked a lot if the UK version of MONSTER WAR (now available) is the same as the US version. It is — with a few small changes. It has been slightly adapted for a UK audience, so a few of the terms are different. For instance, “mother” is replaced by “mum”. Other than stuff like that, the books are pretty much identical.

Also, the US paperback release of book 1 (NIGHTMARE ACADEMY: MONSTER HUNTERS) is now available.

You can grab it from Amazon HERE although, as always, your best and quickest bet is to go to your local bookstore — particularly your local independent bookstore. The paperback edition has some fun new extras in the back — an interview of me conducted by Theodore Dagget, some excerpts from The Nightmare Division’s Guide to the Nether (Drake edition) as well as an excerpt from Book 2 (called MONSTER MADNESS in the US).

I also just heard that the Scholastic Book Fair edition of Book 1 was a big hit and that there were a “fabulous” number of books sold, so hopefully word about the series is getting out!

In other news, we just wrapped our first week of shooting on our newly revamped version of the TV show ‘TIL DEATH, starring Brad Garrett. The first episode is done and looks great. We brought in an audience for the taping and it was a bit of a thrill to see them respond so well. We also recorded the audio tracks for an upcoming episode that’s going to be animated. It’s really cool and I’ll share some of the art for it later.

Our other show, BROTHERS, begins shooting next week, so things are going to get very busy. Mike Tyson will be a guest star. He was very funny in THE HANGOVER, so we’re looking forward to having him.

The only downside to this TV thing is, as always, all the craft service around. Too much food! I’ve got to get back in some semblance of shape. Thinking of taking a long walk today. Maybe some time on the dreaded elliptical machine.

Hope all is well with you. Take care…

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  • _twilight_

    yes, bad joke
    Is the first picture one of your aunt?

    August 2, 2009 at 1:46 am Reply
  • deanlorey

    The ant/aunt joke is funny but I must warn you, my aunts are not to be trifled with — particularly Donna. She can kill an elephant with a single punch. I’ve seen her burn down jungles with laser beams from her eyes. Be wary. :)

    August 2, 2009 at 1:51 am Reply
  • brennas_life

    Wow, no wonder we don’t see you around here very often! I can’t imagine how busy you must be doing two TV shows at once, and at the same time dealing with your Nightmare Academy writing. I’m very impressed, Mr. Dean!
    Also, just to start it bouncing around in your head, I wonder if you’re going to be available August 13-15, 2010, in Texas. I hear it’s going to be a helluva party… 😉

    September 27, 2009 at 1:21 pm Reply
    • deanlorey

      Wow, that event looks incredible. I can’t believe you got all those people together! I’d love to go, although I have no idea what my schedule will look like a year from now. Could you please give me a reminder in a few months?

      September 27, 2009 at 3:34 pm Reply
      • brennas_life

        I can’t take credit for organizing this con, but it looks like we might be involved in moderating a panel or two! There are going to be some big guest announcements after Halloween, and I’ll give you a nudge in a couple months to see how hectic your life is going to be next summer. Talk to you then! 😀

        October 12, 2009 at 3:20 am Reply
  • Anonymous

    Nightmare Academy in Romania
    Hello! I’m Vlad from Romania. I’ve read Charlie’s Monsters a few months ago, in english. I really liked it, I think it’s a great book!
    Now, it was published in romanian, and I’m going to read it again.
    Congratulations for the books. They’re thrilling,interesting and beautiful!
    I just can’t wait to read the second book in the series!

    October 14, 2009 at 6:05 pm Reply
    • deanlorey

      Re: Nightmare Academy in Romania
      Hi Vlad! Please let me know how you like the Romanian translation. I’m really curious to hear what you think!
      And thanks for the kind words on the series. I hope you enjoy the second book as much as the first…
      Take care, Dean

      October 20, 2009 at 1:22 pm Reply
      • Anonymous

        Re: Nightmare Academy in Romania
        Dear Dean,
        The Romanian translation was very good! I’ve quickly read the book again, even if I knew what was going to happen.
        The second book will probably be published next year. I’m looking for the English edition, but I haven’t found it yet, here, in Romania.
        I’ve heard that there is going to be a movie, too. Is it true?

        November 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm Reply
        • deanlorey

          Re: Nightmare Academy in Romania
          Universal studios bought the rights to make a movie and are developing one right now. As soon as I have more info on it, I’ll be sure to post about it!

          November 21, 2009 at 9:54 pm Reply
          • Anonymous

            Re: Nightmare Academy in Romania
            Very nice! I would really like a Nightmare Academy movie. It will be a live action one, or an animation?

            November 23, 2009 at 5:39 pm
          • deanlorey

            Re: Nightmare Academy in Romania
            Live action. :)

            November 23, 2009 at 6:02 pm
          • Anonymous

            Re: Nightmare Academy in Romania
            What is the age rating of the movie going to be Mr. Lorey? I loved your first book and got your second and third for Christmas. I also would like to know where you got the idea as it is amazing and every time I open one of the books I jump into the world of Nether and follow Charlie, Violet and Theodore on there adventures!

            January 5, 2010 at 6:35 pm
          • deanlorey

            Re: Nightmare Academy in Romania
            Thanks so much for your nice comment! My understanding is that the movie will be rated pg-13 when (if?) it ever gets done. Take care!

            January 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm
  • Anonymous

    I’m very happy! I was at a book fair where I found Monster Madness and Monster War (in English)! Of course, I bought them and now I just can’t wait to star reading!
    Vlad from Romania

    November 30, 2009 at 5:50 pm Reply
  • Anonymous

    Book 4
    Hey is there going to be a book 4

    January 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm Reply
  • Anonymous

    Hi.Best Book ever
    Hi.I like your book so much, it is even better than harry potter.I already read the first book and i’m almost finished with the second book.
    I really liked that idea of the Bermude triangle, it was realy good(…is the bermude triangle really liked that,well nobody now’s…)
    When i’m finished with the second book i’m going to wait for the third to come out in my country.
    Best book ever.

    June 5, 2010 at 12:23 am Reply
  • Anonymous

    could you please tell me when book 4 will be out in the UK Mr Lorey

    August 9, 2010 at 4:41 pm Reply
  • Anonymous

    Nightmare academy #2 & #3
    Hi Mr Lorey, just asking , is the Nightmare Academy book #2&3 sold in any bookstores in Singapore? This is because the following Friday I’ll have to give a book review to my school and I decided book as the plot is excellent and is a different kind of a fantasy story and it really creates suspense and tension in me, which is why I chose this book to present it to my school. Moreover, I do not own a bank card at the moment as I’m still 15, which is not the required ah to be eligible for the card, which is why I am asking this question.
    Yours Sincerely
    Sim Ray

    August 17, 2010 at 3:38 pm Reply
    • deanlorey

      Re: Nightmare academy #2 & #3
      Hi Sim Ray-
      I am so happy you enjoyed reading book #1 in the Nightmare Academy series!
      Book#2- Monster Madness/Monster Revenge is available in the US and UK now.
      Book #3- Monster War is also available in the US and UK.
      I do not know when they will be available in Singapore. Maybe your local librarian can help you find out.
      Happy Reading- Dean Lorey

      August 19, 2010 at 4:53 pm Reply
      • Anonymous

        Nightmare academy #24
        dear Mr Lorey
        could you please tell me when book 4 is coming out in the UK
        thank you very
        connor mclean

        August 22, 2010 at 4:50 am Reply
  • Anonymous

    Hey Dean.. Your Nightmare academy series are my favourite books of all time.
    And now I hear there is a movie in the making?!
    Hyped I am ^^

    October 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm Reply
  • Crystal

    is Pinch holding Rex Henderson in his hand???!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm Reply
  • Crystal

    I like the entire series,except that we dont have the 3rd book in my libarary.the books are AWESOME!!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 2:41 pm Reply

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