The Thirteen Kingdoms Mystery Challenge Game!

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a detective in the Thirteen Kingdoms? In celebration of the upcoming publication of No One Leaves the Castle, we’ve decided to test your deductive skills with an interactive game. Click the button below to suit up for mystery!


The Hero’s Guide Series

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (#1) (2012)
The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle (#2) (2013)
The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw (#3) (2014)

The Lilac Mysteries

No One Leaves the Castle (2023)

Picture Books

This is Not That Kind of Book (2019)

A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem

A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem: A Dastardly Plot (#1) (2018)
A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem: The Treacherous Seas (#2) (2019)
A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem: The Final Gambit (#3) (2020)

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  1. My little sister just started reading the hero’s guide books and she wanted to know how to say Zaubera and I’m realizing I don’t know how to say it either lol. It would be greatly appreciated if you could let us know how to pronounce that name.

  2. I love the hero’s guide to saving your kingdom series! It’s so good! I really hope they will tell us more about the movie! I hope they are still working on it.

    1. Thanks! Sadly, the animation studio working on original film project was shut down and the movie is no longer in development. But we’re hopeful that another producer will pick it up and the Hero’s Guide movie might still see the light of day.

  3. Is this the same Chris Healy that was on 90.7 with sometimes john bastion I know wrong spelling the john that on Stephen colbert?

    1. Not intentionally. But it is one of my favorite movies and has been a huge influence on me, so maybe there was some subconscious inspiration. There are certainly other Princess Bride references in my books. The name Humperdinck, for example, did not show up accidentally.