Hi, I’m Matt. Welcome to my site.
I am an author of Young Adult and Children’s fiction represented by Stephen Fraser at the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency.
I’ve written three Young Adult novels, a children’s picture book manuscript, and a book about the bookstores of my home state of West Virginia — none of which you can read yet. But that will be changing very soon, as two of those projects move along the path to publication.
In the meantime, this website serves as a chronicle of sorts for my writing process, personal views, and life as a wannabe-published author. Have a look around.
Latest from the Blog:
Tanya Tucker Albums Ranked (6/15/19) – A little off-topic perhaps, but my lifetime love of this country music outlaw has been rekindled with her forthcoming, Brandi Carlile-produced album. I revisited her discography and ranked every record from worst to best.
Guilty Pleasure Reads (1/2/19) – I’m sharing my favorite guilty pleasure books. I’d love to hear about some of yours, too.
I Did a StoryCorps Interview. Here’s What Happened. (11/20/18) – I recently participated in a StoryCorps interview about being LGBT in Appalachia.
Literary Tattoos (9/25/18) – I recently got a tattoo of an antique typewriter on my arm. So I decided to blog about it.