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, 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
    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.   

    I am very proud that 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 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!

         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!”

"Flashlight Night," ill. by Fred Koehler, is now available
at bookstores everywhere!