Visiting Author for Schools: Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson

The week of March 10. (Please indicate whether your school would prefer a morning or afternoon author visit. And, please select which presentation you'd like Jason to present.


Jason Henderson, author of Young Captain Nemo, and the Alex Van Helsing series, earned his BA from University of Dallas in 1993 and his JD from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., in 1996. His popular podcasts “Castle Talk” and “Castle of Horror” feature interviews and discussion panels made up of best-selling writers and artists from all genres. Henderson lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.

*Jason has written books, games, and comics so can talk about lots of different kinds of writing! Jason's Alex Van Helsing was a Lone Star List recipient, and Young Captain Nemo was a 2019 Lone Star list nominee.

ABOUT THE BOOKYoung Captain Nemo: Quest for the Nautilus

Armed with his wits, his friends, and his Nemotech submarine, a twelve-year-old descendant of Jules Verne’s famous antihero must race against the clock to save his kidnapped mother in Young Captain Nemo: Quest for the Nautilus, the second installment in Jason Henderson's action-packed middle grade series. Gabriel Nemo has never been your normal, everyday twelve-year-old. As a descendant of the famous Captain Nemo, he’s determined to use his Nemotech legacy for good. He and his best friends Peter and Misty spend their days studying at the elite Nemo Institute and in their spare time, run rescue missions in Gabriel’s submarine The Obscure. But when a mysterious organization using advanced technology attacks the Institute and kidnaps Gabriel’s mother, he and his friends set off on a race against the clock. They must find Captain Nemo’s long-lost ship, The Nautilus, before his mother's time runs out!

45 minutes, including Q&A
Two Topics:

  • "10 Things You Can Do to Save the Oceans" (Includes intro to Nemo books, then helpful hints about conserving water and threats to the ocean, plus Q&A)
  • "Launching a Book Series from Idea to Shelves" (Includes intro to Nemo books, discussion of story components, writing, pitching, the publishing process, plus Q&A)

Middle School & High school; grades 6-10

Jason will speak to a classroom up to a full gymnasium!

Jason has a PowerPoint presentation and will need a computer/laptop with PowerPoint, projector, projection screen, and a microphone for larger spaces. And a bottle of water.

Promoting and preparing for the author's school visit is the most important ingredients for a successful, educational, and fun event. Please be sure to carefuly read: What an Author Visit is All About.







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 Jason's books:

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 us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.


Quest for the Nautilus: Young Captain Nemo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250173249
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 10th, 2020

Young Captain Nemo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250233448
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Square Fish - September 1st, 2021