Chris Rylander

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General Information

Name: Chris Rylander

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: in North Dakota




Email: Rylander can be contacted through the Contact link on his website.

Illinois Connection

Rylander lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Chris Rylander was born and raised in North Dakota. He loves movies, music and sports of all kinds. Along with the books listed below, he also contributed to the book Guys Read: The Sports Pages.

Published Works

The Fourth Stall Series:

  • The Fourth Stall, HarperCollins, 2011
  • The Fourth Stall Part II, HarperCollins, 2012
  • The Fourth Stall Part III, HarperCollins, 2013

Code Name Conspiracy Series:

  • Code Name Zero, Walden Pond Press, 2014
  • Countdown Zero, Walden Pond Press, 2015
  • Crisis Zero, Walden Pond Press, 2016

House of Secrets series last book

  • House of Secrets: Clash of the Worlds, Balzer & Bray, 2016 - written with Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini

Titles at Your Library

The Fourth Stall

ISBN: 0061994960
Release Date: 2011-02-08

Find on World Cat

The Fourth Stall Part II

ISBN: 0061996300
Release Date: 2012-02-07

Find on World Cat

The Fourth Stall Part III

ISBN: 0062120050
Release Date: 2013-02-05

Find on World Cat

Codename Zero (Codename Conspiracy)

ISBN: 0062120085
Release Date: 2014-02-04

Find on World Cat

Countdown Zero (Codename Conspiracy)

ISBN: 0062120115
Release Date: 2015-02-03

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards

The Fourth Stall

  • SCBWI Sid Fleischman Humor Award, 2012
  • Indie Next List, Spring 2011
  • Texas Library Association, Lone Star Reading List, 2012
  • North Dakota Library Association, Flickertale Award, 2012
  • Kentucky Library Association, Bluegrass Award Nominee, 2012
  • ILLINOIS READS Book, Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2014

Codename Zero

  • ILLINOIS READS Book, Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

If you are interested in booking Chris for a conference, school or library visit, Skype session, or any other venue, please send him a message via the Contact link on his website.

His agent is Steven Malk. He can be contacted at

External Links

Chris Rylander on WorldCat


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