June 2, 2009

Exclusive from The 39 Clues #4 author, Jude Watson

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39clues_130Beyond the Grave hits stores today! Normally I'd love to be there, watching as readers scoop up copies of the book I wrote. Pretending to be just another fan, maybe opening up the cover and yelling, "Wow, this looks AWESOME! I'm going to BUY IT!"

Something low-key like that.

But not now. I can't tell you where I am, but I can tell you that I'm not at a bookstore. Who knows who would be hanging around, waiting for me to show up?

Judewatson It all started a year ago at a top-secret meeting at the Scholastic offices. Korman, Lerangis, Watson. We sat at a table while our Scholastic editors invited us to join Rick Riordan in writing a brand-new series called The 39 Clues. We all signed on that day. Sounds like fun! we said. Can't wait to get started! we said.

What the editors didn't tell us was that we weren't just authors. We were selected because we, too, were members of the Cahill family, even though we didn't know it at the time. We were now Clue hunters as well. Before I knew it, I was knee-deep into the mysteries of ancient Egypt.

39clues4_big I can't tell you everything that happened. That's on a need-to-know basis. What I can tell you is that my calm, orderly life—the life of an ordinary writer in a small town—has been changed forever.

I've seen things and done things I never expected—just like Amy and Dan. So I'm just warning you—the hunt for the 39 Clues just might change you.

Stay tuned for further posts. Right now I have to change my location. The hunt for the Clues continues.

—Jude Watson, author of The 39 Clues Book Four: Beyond the Grave

Photo of Jude Watson © Paul LLewellyn

  1. eli

    i dont like the 4th one ive read all 7 and the 7th is the best amy and dan are madrigals irina dies in a fire

  2. 25cmd

    29 cluse is the best book I ever read soo far it’s a great mystey with plenty of clues. I love the games that you can play after you are done reading and finding the clues. I would totaly recommend reading this book

  3. Shayla

    I want to read this SOOOO bad! I loved the first 3 and I have the 3rd. I can’t wait for all the rest! I want to get them as soon as I can!

  4. 101Bookworm

    I am so excited to read the 39 clues book four:Beyond the Grave.I own and read all of the first three and am excited to read and own all of the rest:)Please make the series even longer than 10 books:)I love to read:)

  5. BOOKWORM

    Ohhh… Hey anybody? Does Jonas W. show up? Be cool. Wonder what he’ll do 2 Amy & Dan. But I don’t think he will. Oh, and I wonder if the Kabras will find out Dan tricked them. I hope the do but they can’t do anything about it cause it is near the end of the book and then they show up in book 5. It is about Lucian secrets. Hey about book 5, Amy & Dan should spy on Kabras

  6. Matthew

    I got the book, AWESOME! Except people completely hate the series, well, because they think the card packs are a rip off. Trust me, open up a card pack and you won’t regret it. I’m in the lead with 10 Clues at my school, and probably the province.

  7. Kate B.

    I wish that they would hurry up with each of the ten books but make it just as good as they would be if you took a long time because I love to read them! Hurry Up!:)

  8. Matthew

    I have read all 3 books but I haven’t gotten the 4th yet. This looks better than the first three. But why would Jude Watson be written on the book, Judy Blundell is a better name.

  9. A Major Bibliophile

    We got 39 Clues #4 the day it came out! I am letting my sister read it first, but I get to read #5 first! I am making her read #4 in two days, because I am so excited to read it!

  10. Katie N

    I have read all 3 other 39 clues books, this one is gonna be awesome, just like the first 3!

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