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!

    My next picture book...

       ARRIVING MARCH 2, 2021 from Beaming Books!

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    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, but it's my love of children's poetry - writing it and
    teaching it - that truly motivates me.

    In 2012, my poem, "Apple Stealing" was nominated by the Young
    Adult Review Network (YARN) for a prestigious Pushcart Prize;
    another poem, "Stone-Kicking," was selected for inclusion in the
    Donald Hall tribute anthology, "Except for Love" (Encircle Pub.);
    and in 2019 I received the MacGregor Poetry Prize, coordinated
    by the Derry (NH) Public Library and the Robert Frost Farm board
    of trustees.

         Find out more about all the books I've been a part of HERE.
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NY Public Library’s
“100 Best Books for Kids 2017”

Kansas NEA Reading Circle
Recommended Books

Finalist, NH Literary Awards 2019
"Rollicking rhyme!" - Booklist

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

"Rhythmic...funny and
Unleashing Readers

"4 out of 5 stars" - Tulsa Book