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. I have not yet finished A Perilous Journey of danger and mayhem series, but I have loved reading your kids book to my kids and reading the heros guide series. Please write more! I am a 31 year old female, the heros guide constantly makes me smile, giggle, and laugh throughout. It is a great uplifting series!

  2. My son has read the three Hero’s Guide books literally 8 or more times each! We cannot wait for what’s next!

  3. Our daughter found your picture book “not that kind of book” at the library- we love it! Fun, fantastic and super creative. We can’t wait to share with other friends.

  4. Dear, Christopher Healy,
    (Forgive me for using your full name, I just simply didn’t know how to address you.)
    Hi! My name is Amanda, I am thirteen years old and I absolutely love your series “ The Hero’s Guide “.!!!!!!
    It is just so good! My favorite character is Dunkin, he is so funny! I also love how there are some strong girl characters. Who is your favorite character?
    First, how did you get the idea for the series?
    And how long did it take?


    1. Hi, Amanda! Thanks for writing! I’m so glad to have you as a fan. My favorite character changes all the time, but right now I’ll say… Lila. I first got the idea when my daughter (who was very young at the time) used to complain about the princes in fairy tales being boring. And the first book took me about a year and a half to write.

  5. Has anyone ever told you that your writing style has a similar cadence to Charles Dickens? Im not kidding.

    “That, they never could lay their heads upon their pillows; that, they could never tolerate the idea of their wives laying their heads upon their pillows; that, they could never endure the notion of their children laying their heads upon their pillows; in short, that there never more could be, for them or theirs, any laying of heads upon pillows at all, unless the prisoners head was taken off.” – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

    My middle school years were defined by your hero’s guide and perilous journey series and now that I’m in high school and doing a Charles Dickens unit in advanced ELA, I felt like there was something familiar about it. Then I realized why I found it so familiar.

    1. Hi, Cassidy! That is so cool. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten that comparison before, but I’ll take it! A Tale of Two Cities was actually one of my favorite books that I read in high school, enough so that I reread it as an adult. So maybe it did have an influence on me that I didn’t even realize!