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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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What would you do if you finish a meal and your bill is served inside one of YOUR books?

Lizzi Adelman

True Story: Deborah Lerme Goodman, author of four original Choose Your Own Adventure books, went out to dinner at Waypoint in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. At the end of her meal, the bill was delivered to her inside one of her... own... books! Deborah’s first reaction to receiving her bill tucked inside The Trumpet of Terror was confusion.

“I had no idea why the server handed me my book, and it took me a few seconds of being baffled before I even noticed the check was peeking out,” Goodman recounts. “I was thinking I would ask the server, ‘How did...

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