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News and updates from Neil Swaab, that guy who wrote Max's book

Booklist just gave a nice review of my book, The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying)! They say that “there is not one bit of advice Max gives that adults would concur with—and therefore, kids ought to love it.” Can’t ask for a better pull quote...

I'll be doing a school visit later this month at my very own middle school, Abbott Middle School in West Bloomfield, MI on September 28th! I'm really excited to talk to the students and tell them all about making a career as an artist and...

The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) comes out on September 1st! Come celebrate with me at WORD Brooklyn! When: Sept. 1st, 7:00pm–8:30pm Where: WORD Brooklyn, 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 For more info, check out WORD's website or the Facebook event page! Hope to see you there!...

I'll be signing galleys of The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) at BEA on May 27th from 2:30pm – 3:00pm! If you're attending Book Expo America, stop by the Abrams booth (2827) to meet me and get a copy! For more details—and to add this...

Whoo-hoo! The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) is shipping off to the printer for bound galleys and will debut at this year's BookExpo America (BEA)! If you're in NYC between May 27th - May 29th and attending the trade show, this will be your first...

So, major news. What all my friends and family have known, but you guys haven’t, is that for the past two years I’ve been working on an incredible new project. It’s my very first authored and illustrated middle grade novel, The Secrets to Ruling School (Without...