Welcome to my little home on the web!

    Actually...it's just one of many little 'homes' I have on the web,
    as evidenced by those little icons to the left. Feel free to click
    any of them to find out more about me, my writing, upcoming
    events, and how we can stay in touch!

    A brief history of Matt...

    Back when I was a high school underclassman, a poem I wrote
    was selected for inclusion in a local college's literary magazine
    and that was all it took to get me rolling! Over the years, I've had
    numerous adult-oriented poems published in various journals
    and books, and in 2012, one of my poems, "Apple Stealing
    was nominated by the Young Adult Review Network (YARN) for a
    prestigious Pushcart Prize.

    I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and        
    Illustrators (SCBWI) and you can find my poetry in various
    children's anthologies like  Lee Bennett Hopkins’ School People
    (Wordsong, 2018) and J. Patrick Lewis’ The National Geographic
    Book of Nature Poetry (National Geographic Children's Books,
    2015) as well as "Highlights" magazine.  

         Find out more about all the books I've been a part of HERE!
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"Delicious language"
"Ingenious metamorphoses"
"A rousing read"


NY Public Library’s “100 Best Books for Kids 2017”

Kansas NEA Reading Circle Recommended Books


  "Rollicking rhyme!" - Booklist

  "A wild romp!" -
Parenting New Hampshire
      magazine 'Summer Reading Pick'

  "Rhythmic...funny and informative!"   
      - Unleashing Readers

  "4 out of 5 stars" - Tulsa Book Review