Arlo Finch

When Arlo Finch moves to the mountains of Colorado, he discovers the forest outside his town is magic. With the help of his friends in the Rangers, he must learn to navigate the mysterious Long Woods and confront the otherworldly forces intent on killing him.

“A thrilling adventure full of magic and wonder.”

— Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

“Accomplished screenwriter August artfully thrusts readers into a whole new world.”

— Booklist

“That was one of the greatest books I have read.”

— Ryan, age 10 via Instagram

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Arlo Finch is published by Roaring Brook/Macmillan in the US and Canada, and by 11 publishers internationally.

Where to Find Arlo Finch

Arlo Finch is available in most bookstores and libraries, including:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Books-a-Million
  • Google Play
  • iBooks
  • Indiebound
  • Kobo
  • Powell's

Signed Books

To request a complimentary signed book plate (great for preorders), fill out this form and John will mail a personally signed book plate to the address you provide.

If you would like John to sign an actual 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

Author Events

Date Time Location City, State
October 13, 2018 11:30am Hugendubel an der Hauptwache Frankfurt, Germany
October 27, 2018 10:30am Author panel @ Texas Book Festival Austin, TX
October 29th, 2018 6:30pm The Boulder Book Store Boulder, CO

*Live Podcast taping


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

Rights inquiries

Please email Jodi Reamer of Writers House at

You can find out the story of how Arlo Finch came to be in the six-part podcast series Launch.