Matt Browning Books

mattbrowning-225x300Hi, I'm Matt. Thanks for visiting my website.

I am an author of Young Adult and Children's fiction represented by Stephen Fraser at the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency, who is shopping around my first book, Welcome to Straightville, as well as two other YA books, Blades of Grass and The Art Project. I also have a free e-read available now called One Way In. It's a prequel to Straightville and part of Brent Hartinger's Real Story Safe Sex Project. I recently completed a children's picture book manuscript called A Chicken in the City. You can learn more about all of these projects on my Books page.

I am currently working on a few projects, including a Contemporary/Young Adult hybrid that is keeping me quite busy. More to come on that.

I was born and raised in the coalfields of southern West Virginia. I began writing creatively at the age of 13, cutting my teeth with poetry, then moving on to short fiction, and dabbling in screenwriting before landing in the illustrious world of fiction. I live in Charleston, W.Va., where I spend my nights being an author and my days working in the higher education arena as a communications director and course instructor. Also, and perhaps oddly (?), for nearly two decades I have operated a fan website for the sitcom Empty Nest, which has gotten a bit of attention recently when I conducted a reunion interview series with cast and crew members.

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