D.J. is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several television series, specials and movies that entertain both the young and the young at heart. He is also a best-selling author who has published multiple novels and short stories filled with adventure, science fiction and tales of the supernatural.
As co-creator of the Nickelodeon series: Are You Afraid of the Dark? he produced all 91 episodes while writing and directing dozens. He wrote and directed the movie “Tower of Terror” for ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney based on the Walt Disney World attraction. The Showtime series Chris Cross was also co-created and written by D.J. He was the creator and Executive Producer of the Discovery Kids/NBC TV series Flight 29 Down where he wrote all 31 episodes while directing most. Other notable TV writing credits include several ABC Afterschool Specials; the pilot for the long-running PBS series Ghostwriter; and the HBO series Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective.
In print, D.J. authored the bestselling ten-book series of adventure novels: PENDRAGON – Journal of an Adventure Through Time and Space. The series spent 78 weeks on the NYT Bestseller list, reaching #1. The PENDRAGON series has been translated into over 20 different languages. He also penned the spooky YA trilogy MORPHEUS ROAD, the YA Sci-fi trilogy The SYLO Chronicles, and the charming picture book The Monster Princess which was illustrated by Alexandra Boiger.
Also in print, D.J. wrote the first installment of the popular science-fiction series Voyagers; a trio of supernatural novels titled The Library; as well as an Audible Original fantasy-adventure called The Equinox Curiosity Shop which was one of Audible’s first original audio books aimed at middle-grade readers. You can find him at djmachalebooks.com as well as most social media platforms.