Wednesday, July 27, 2022




What if you could eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches anytime, anywhere?

That's normal life for PB&J, boy superhero, who can shoot sandwiches out of his hands! The only problem is, PB&J thinks his superpower is super lame sauce.

But things get only worse when evil scientist Dr. Vile takes over the small town of Goodsprings. That’s because Dr. Vile has a secret weapon—a zapper that can change anything into food. Can PB&J learn to trust his powers to beat the bad guy, or will Dr. Vile rule the world . . . and turn PB&J into a burger?

The fate of the galaxy is literally in PB&J's hands!

Book Details 

Title: The Adventures of PB&J: Attack of the Green Goo

Author: Jon Haney

Genre: juvenile fiction

Published: July 20, 2022

Print length: 101 pages



Things you need in order to write:
I need inspiration to take over when I write. I don’t usually get too far if my heart’s not racing with excitement or if I’m not laughing at my own jokes. Obviously there are times for cranking out that word count, but I know that my best work comes in strange laugh-out-loud spurts. 

Things that hamper your writing: with this most recent work, I unfortunately discovered that a particularly good time of day for me to write is between one and four o’clock in the morning. While this might not hamper my writing . . . it does hamper my life.

Things you love about where you live: I lead an interesting life as an American expat in Skopje, North Macedonia. I speak a Slavic language, interact with multiplecultures every day, and get to taste exotic foods and experience different ways of life. It’s exhilarating!

Things that make you want to move:
being far from family and friends can be challenging, especially on holidays. But the hardest part by far is the Tex-Mex. Because it doesn’t exist.

Things you never want to run out of: living in Europe has taught me to adore sparkling water. My life is no longer complete without it.

Things you wish you’d never bought: I bought two brand-new bikes in two years and each was stolen. I wish I’d bought an old beater from the beginning!

Words that describe you: friendly, passionate, conversational.

Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: intense and emotional.

Favorite song: it’s a toss-up between “Corcovado” by Antonio Carlos Jobim (bossa nova is a particular favorite of mine) and “Thinking of a Place” by The War on Drugs.
Music that make your ears bleed:
I have fairly eclectic taste, but I don’t think I’d like to hear Jobim cover anything by The War on Drugs, and vice versa. Some worlds should never meet.

Things you’d walk a mile for: soft-serve ice cream. One time my family drove an hour out of the way on a vacation just to visit a much-loved ice-cream shop, only to find it was closed.

Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: I have four kids, so you’d think I’d be used to that ear-piercing screech-noise thing. Maybe with the next four.

Favorite things to do: I love going on bug days with my kids. We take a backpack full of glass jars, nets, and cheese cloth into the mountains and see how many specimens we can gather. It’s loads of fun, at least until one of the jars breaks and two mutant praying mantises appear on my shoulder.

Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing: I don’t understand automobiles and probably never will. I would run through this proverbial fire to my mechanic anytime.

Most daring thing you’ve ever done: in college, friends of mine wanted to spend the night on the streets of NYC in the middle of December to get a shot at standby seats for Saturday Night Live. The plan was to drive through the day and arrive in the evening. The only problem was, I was scheduled to work an afternoon shift that day. I voicemailed a coworker asking for a shift change but, after getting no response, left town regardless. I worried the whole way to NYC and found out only afterward that the coworker actually did cover for me. Fifteen years later, and I’m still relieved. (Oh, and SNL was sold out that night. Was it worth the stress?)

Something you chickened out from doing: My tenth-grade biology teacher had us prick our own fingers for a blood test. I couldn’t stomach it. Let’s just say I was dramatic.


Jon Haney is a children's book author and fiction writer. You can find him telling stories to his four kids at bedtime, camping on the balcony, or playing chess in the park.

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