A fourth generation Vermonter, David Stahler Jr. lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont where he writes and teaches English at his alma mater, Lyndon Institute, an independent high school in Lyndon Center, VT. He graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in English in 1994 and received his MA from Dartmouth College in 2001.
An author of YA Fiction across a variety of genres with an emphasis on the unusual, his books include the Truesight Trilogy (a science fiction series with a dystopian bent), as well as the supernatural novels Doppelganger and A Gathering of Shades, all published by HarperCollins. His latest work, Spinning Out, published by Chronicle Books, was a Kindle 100 selection for May 2012 and a Kindle Daily Deal selection for September 29, 2012.
His work has received numerous accolades--including a Best Book Award from the American Library Association, Le Prix Farniente, and numerous state reading list awards--and has been translated into French, Italian, and Chinese.
In the midst of dealing with school bullies, dysfunctional parents, and the death of his beloved dog, young Thurston Pickering’s life takes a series of comically darker turns when he frees a malevolent genie from a jar he finds in his attic.
Having moved with his mother to a remote corner of Vermont after his father's death, sixteen-year-old Aidan learns much about his family, including that ghosts inhabit an ancient orchard on the family farm, sustained by his grandmother.
Now almost fifteen, Jacob leaves his good friends, Xander and Delaney, and sets out for the distant planet of Teiresias, where he believes he will find other Seers and learn about the visions he has had since gaining his sight in his home colony, Harmony, where blindness is the rule. Book Three of the Truesight Trilogy.
Raised in a futuristic frontier world colony where blindness is the genetically engineered hallmark of every citizen, thirteen-year-old Jacob is stricken with sight and must find his way to the city of the Seers, where he hopes to reconnect with a girl from his past. Book Two of the Truesight Trilogy.