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Roll back the clock—Choose Your Own Adventure title Journey Under the Sea celebrates 40th birthday!

Lizzi Adelman

There are a number of celebrities, words, movies, and pass-times that are turning 40 this year. But none greater than our very own Choose Your Own Adventure JOURNEY UNDER THE SEA by R. A. Montgomery. 

Starting Wednesday, August 9th, we are rolling back the clocks to Journey's original sale price of $1.25!!! 

To continue the celebrations, we've compiled a list of our favorite 1977 gems...


First making waves in the mid-70s, "wedgie" was formally inducted into the Oxford English Dictionary in 1977. Although we have a feeling that the practice was in place before the OED caught wind...

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Exclusive Interview with C. D. Bell, Author of the WEREGIRL Trilogy

Lizzi Adelman

Tell us more about your writing process. Has it changed from Book 1 to Book 2?

I think that the writing process for Book 1 was very, very fast. I wrote the first few pages on the plane on the way home from the retreat and I just didn't stop writing the whole time. All I know is that I was writing a lot. I was definitely revising and researching while I went. I was definitely doing a lot of that. Book 2 we had more time and in a way the Book 2 writing process wasn't easier—it was harder. You know,...

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Jillian Conner

After months of excruciating secret-keeping, we can finally break the news. As of this May, two of our most beloved titles are finally back in print!

Surf Monkeys by Jay Leibold and The Magic of the Unicorn by Deborah Lerme Goodman released May 1st in the FROM THE LOST ARCHIVES series.

The moment the boxes of books arrived at our office, we pounced.













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Lizzi Adelman

With the new year, we are excited to be welcoming back old friends.

Last month, we received an email from Elisabeth Lauffer, one of Chooseco's very first interns from way back in 2006. Liz let us know that she's been working on some super secret Choose-related stuff and she's back in town. Of course, we had to scoop her up. 

Below, a photo from the early days:

Pictured (from left to right): Peter Bowering, Elisabeth Lauffer, and Associate Publisher, Melissa Bounty). Circa 2006.

After leaving Chooseco, Liz bounced back and forth from Vermont to...

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The Johnny Strange Adventure Corner

Lizzi Adelman

Johnny Strange was a true adventurer. At the age of 17, Johnny became the world’s youngest person to climb the ‘seven summits,’ the tallest peak on each of the seven continents! From mountain climbing to base jumping, he always courageously pushed the limits, doing what he loved. Sadly, in 2015, Johnny passed away while adventuring in the mountains of Switzerland.


Johnny Strange

In December of 2016, Johnny’s former school in Malibu, California, the Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School, unveiled the “Johnny Strange Adventure Corner” in their...

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