Visiting Author for Schools: Gregory Mone

Gregory Mone

Monday, February 12, 2018 (Greg will visit ONE school in the morning only.)

Gregory Mone

Gregory Mone is a novelist, science journalist, and speaker who has written several books for children. As a magazine writer, he's covered artificial intelligence, robots, physics and biology. He's sat behind the wheel of a flying car and hiked and surfed in Ireland.

ABOUT THE BOOKJack and the Geniuses: In the Deep Blue Sea (Book #2)
New York Times bestselling authors Bill Nye the Science Guy and Gregory Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure in Book 2 of the exciting new Jack and the Geniuses series. 

The series combines real-world science along with a mysterious adventure that will leave kids guessing until the end, making the books ideal for STEM education. 

In the second installment, In the Deep Blue Sea, Jack, his genius siblings Ava and Matt, and inventor Dr. Hank Witherspoon travel to the Hawaiian island home of Ashley Hawking, a technology billionaire. Hawking and engineer Rosa Morris have built a revolutionary electricity plant that harvests energy from the deep ocean, but someone has been sabotaging the project. 

In their search for the culprit, Jack and crew navigate an unusual world of characters and suspects, including Hawking and her obnoxiously intelligent son, Steven; a family of surfers who accuse the billionaire of trespassing on sacred land; an ex-Navy SEAL with a fondness for cat photos; and a cigar-chomping man who calls himself the Air-Conditioning King of Hawaii. 

Readers will learn about the mysteries of the deep ocean, the scientific process, and the potential of green energy as Jack and his brilliant siblings use all their brainpower to survive. Integrating real science facts with humor and suspense and featuring a multiethnic cast of boy and girl characters, this engaging series is an irresistible combination for middle-grade readers. 

With easy-to-read language presented in a fun and accessible way, these books are great for both inquisitive kids and reluctant readers. In the Deep Blue Sea: Jack and the Geniuses Book 2 includes information about the science discussed and used to solve the mystery, as well as a cool project that kids can do at home or in the classroom. 

Bill Nye's brand-new talk show series for Netflix, Bill Nye Saves the World, premieres on April 21, 2017.

Bill Nye and Greg Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure that features real-world science and scientific facts along with action and a mystery that will leave kids guessing until the end, making the books ideal for STEM education.

 Here’s a video of Bill Nye the Science Guy introducing the series!

 Here’s a Teaching Guide!

Dedicated website:

30 minutes including 10-15 minutes Q&A. There’s a significant STEM component to his talks, which feature flying robots and self-driving cars along with marked-up manuscript pages from novels, outlines and early notes from his books.

Upper Elementary or Middle School, grades 4-6

Large assembly style is preferred.

A computer/laptop with PowerPoint (Gregory Mone will bring his presentation on a flash drive), microphone, projector, and projector screen. And a bottle of water.  

#JackAndTheGeniuses; Twitter: @gmmone

Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Gregory's book: Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.


In the Deep Blue Sea: Jack and the Geniuses Book #2 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419725524
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - September 12th, 2017

Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419723032
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - April 4th, 2017