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       ARRIVING AUG. 18, 2020 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.

    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.

    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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"Ingenious metamorphoses"
"A rousing read"


STARRED REVIEW from Kirkus

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
informative!"

- Unleashing Readers

"4 out of 5 stars" -
Tulsa Book
Review