Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire

Arlo Finch is a newcomer to Pine Mountain, Colorado, a tiny town of mystery and magic, but he’s already attracted the attention of dark and ancient forces.

At first he thinks these increasingly strange and frightening occurrences are just part of being in the Rangers, the mountain scouting troop where he learns how to harness the wild magic seeping in from the mysterious Long Woods. But soon Arlo finds himself at the center of a dangerous adventure, where he faces obstacles that test the foundations of the Ranger’s Vow: Loyalty, Bravery, Kindness, and Truth.

Valley of Fire is the first book in the Arlo Finch series.

It’s published by Roaring Brook/Macmillan in the US and Canada.

Read an excerpt and order here.

Find it on Goodreads here.

Download the Pine Mountain Company New Rangers Guide.


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Signed Books

If you would like John to sign a book, please call or email Chevalier Books in Los Angeles and they will arrange for an autograph and ship books out wherever you want.

Chevalier’s Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90004


Arlo Finch will be available from the following international publishers:

Country Publisher Date
Denmark Avilda Fall 2018 (libraries), Fall 2019 (stores)
Sweden Natur & Kultur October 2018
Germany Arena Sep/Oct 2018
France Milan Sep 2018
Norway Gyldendal Aug 2018
Netherlands Luitingh-Sijthoff TBD
Poland Jaguar Jan 2019
Brazil Astrel June 2018
Italy Mondadori TBD
Romania Nemira Jan 2019
Israel Dani Book TBD

Author Events

Date Time Location City, State
August 25, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm San Diego Festival of Books Venues Liberty Station, Pt. Loma, CA
September 22, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm Comic-Con | Orange Public Library Orange, CA
October 25-27, 2018 TBD Texas Book Festival Austin, TX

*Live Podcast taping

Rights inquiries

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