Welcome to Bellairsia

Bellairsia is an independent online presence celebrating the life and works of author John Bellairs - celebrating John's 50th year in print (and our 15th year online) in 2016!

About Us

For over 15 years we've promoted John Bellairs's life and works, encouraged the enjoyment of his novels as well as those completed and continued by Brad Strickland, and provided useful information to readers, scholars, and fans. Bellairsia features information on the self-proclaimed "famous author" including the books of the Bellairs Corpus, inspirations from John's hometown of Marshall, Michigan, and why he was quoting Chaucer on national television. No, really, he was. In accurate Middle English, no less.


Bellairsia first went online on Feb. 20, 2001, as The Dullard's Bane to complement the (now former) CompleatBellairs. Our ambitious aim at the time was to be the “scourge of idleness and sloth” by investigating the myriad of historical and literary trivia and allusions found throughout John’s writings. By June of that year the shift was to investigating John himself. It had been a decade since his death and we felt someone needed to begin interviewing those that knew him before they, too, were gone. We also felt that since no one else (that we knew of) had bothered to start such a project that we were as good as anyone to become biographers. Armchair biographers, of course.

By the end of the year it was decided to blend the various projects together and for that we wanted a new name. The name we came up with was meant to be temporary and we felt could come up with something better-sounding later. At that moment it was just a minor fan site. Over a decade and a half later we're still calling ourselves Bellairsia. We think it fits -- and we don't want to change the URL.

And here we are. Oh, and the film happened, too.




We welcome comments and questions about the books of John Bellairs as well as about the site.



Dial Books for Young Readers published the books of John Bellairs and the continued stories by Brad Strickland.

Attn: Editor of the John Bellairs Books
345 Hudson Street
New York, New York 10017 USA


Inquiries pertaining to book and film rights should be directed to Richard Curtis Associates, Inc., the literary agent of both John Bellairs and Brad Strickland.

171 East 74th Street, Floor 2
New York, NY, 10021 USA

Presented 2001-20. All Rights Reserved. All characters, stories, and portions of text contained within are copyright © the Estate of John Bellairs.