Chronal Engine

Welcome to my blog page for news/interviews, etc., about CHRONAL ENGINE, my latest release from Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt!

Black and white illustrations by Blake Henry

ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547608495
ISBN-10: 0547608497

ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544022775

ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547822471
ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544022775
ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544022775

Audio book:
Narrated by Andrew Keltz
Available from!

Here you will find news and links to interviews about the novel, the process of writing, and various other stuff:

CHRONAL ENGINE is a Junior Library Guild Selection!

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“[T]his is exactly the book young dino fans would write themselves, crammed with sandbox-style action and positively packed with words like Nanotyrannus and Parasaurolophus. Great back matter clarifies fact from speculation, while Henry’s manga-inspired illustrations provide a good sense of the monsters’ scary scale.” – Booklist

“Who has time to be indulging in a lot of teen angst when you’re running from a T. rex?…The short length, breathless pace, and graphic-novel-esque, full-page illustrations might make this one appealing to reluctant readers” – School Library Journal

"Dinosaurs, time travel, mystery and adventure—this novel for teens has it all...The characters are believable and likable, and the story carries itself quickly along. Black and white illustrations effectively give the reader a nice visual of the happenings as well."  - Children's Literature

It Started with a Picture Book.  Guest post on the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) blog about researching CHRONAL ENGINE.

The Timeless Draw of Dinosaurs and Space.  Guest post at the Teacher to Teacher blog of the International Reading Association.

Process Talk: Greg Leitich Smith on Chronal Engine (Setting, Genre, Audience).  Part 1 of Interview at Uma Krishnaswami's Writing with a Broken Tusk.   

Process Talk: Greg Leitich Smith on Chronal Engine (Culture, Humor and Time).  Part 2 of Interview at Uma Krishnaswami's Writing with a Broken Tusk.

Greg Leitich Smith - Author Profile.  At Steven R. McEvoy's Book Reviews and More.

Greg Leitich Smith: Dinosaurs, Writing, and Research. At Sarah Blake Johnson's Explorations.

Welcome to the Spotlight -- Greg Leitich Smith.  At Debbi Michiko Florence's DEBtastic Reads!

Greg Leitich Smith on Dinosaurs, Time Travel, Heritage, and Chronal Engine.  At Cynthia Leitich Smith's Cynsations.

Middle Grade Memories: Greg Leitich Smith on The Enormous Egg.  At Claire Legrand's blog.

Using Research in Fiction.  At the blog of From the Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors.

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