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A brief history of Matt...
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
independent collections as diverse as the Tall Grass Writers
Guild’s Seasons of Change, Metamorphosis Publishing’s Visions,
Trigger Warning: Poetry Saved My Life, Assisi: Online Journal of
Arts & Letters, The 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly, and many more.
was nominated by the Young Adult Review Network (YARN) for a
prestigious Pushcart Prize.
Illustrators (SCBWI) and you can find my poetry in various
children's anthologies including Lee Bennett Hopkins’ School
People (Wordsong, 2018); J. Patrick Lewis’ The National
Geographic Book of Nature Poetry (National Geographic Children's
Books, 2015); and Kenn Nesbitt's One Minute Till Bedtime (Little,
Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016), among others.
In addition to Flashlight Night, my second picture book, Don't
Ask a Dinosaur (Pow! Kids Books) - which I co-authored with
author Deborah Bruss - will be in stores April 17, 2018!
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"A rousing read"
A STARRED REVIEW from Kirkus!
NY Public Library’s “100 Best Books for Kids 2017!”
"Flashlight Night," ill. by Fred Koehler, is now available
at bookstores everywhere!