Thursday, August 29, 2013

Utah Book Month- Meet Author Tyler Whitesides

Welcome to this stop on the Utah Book Month tour. It is my pleasure to share with my readers the writings of Tyler Whitesides, the middle grade author of Janitors, Janitors 2- Secrets of New Forest Academy and Janitors 3- Curse of the Broomstaff.

Janitors, pub Aug. 2011 by Shadow Mountain

Have you ever fallen asleep during math class? Are you easily distracted while listening to your English teacher? Do you find yourself completely uninterested in geography? Well, it may not be your fault. The janitors at Welcher Elementary know a secret, and it s draining all the smarts out of the kids. Twelveyear- old Spencer Zumbro, with the help of his classmate Daisy Gullible Gates, must fight with and against a secret, janitorial society that wields wizard-like powers. Who can Spencer and Daisy trust and how will they protect their school and possibly the world?

Janitors 2- Secrets of New Forest Academy, pub Sept. 2012 by Shadow Mountain.

Now, more than ever, Spencer, Daisy, and even Dez must fight to
save schools everywhere. The Bureau of Educational Maintenance (BEM) is after Spencer, and the only place he is safe is within the walls of the New Forest Academy. Or so he thinks. In this fast-paced adventure, the kids must figure out where their loyalties lie and who they can trust as they fight to discover the true secret of the New Forest Academy and what it means to the future of education.

Coming Sept. 2013 from Shadow Mountain! Janitors 3- Curse of the Broomstaff 
A secret society of Janitors with wizard-like powers continue their battle, and now, the stakes are even higher. The Bureau of Educational Maintenance is after Alan Zumbro and this time they mean business - deadly business. Spencer, Daisy, and their little team of rebels must find the source of all magical Glop and destroy it before it can destroy the world as we know it. No small task with the BEM and their monster toxites at their heels. It's a wild and dangerous ride as they follow the trail of clues all the way to the hiding place of the mysterious aurans: guardians of a secret landfill. What they discover there will change the way

Spencer sees himself, not to mention the fate of the rebels.


  1. Thanks for this spotlight, Dorine. I'm looking forward to reading JANITORS (and checking out your book too)!

    1. Thanks Jessica! I hope you like them both.

  2. Nice spotlight! I've just put Janitors on my device, and I look forward to reading it.