Archive for February, 2009

Ali’s on NPR!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 26, 2009 by Matt

My lovely and talented better-half will be interviewed on the Leonard Lopate Show tomorrow!  She’s been chosen as one of the winners of the six-word memoir contest they ran in conjunction with Smith Magazine.  She’ll be on sometime between 12 and 1pm.  If your in the NYC area you can listen at 93.9 Fm.  Otherwise you can stream or download it here.


Ciao Bella!

Posted in Plugs, Powerless, Writing, YA Books on February 7, 2009 by Matt

Happy to announce that I signed the contracts today for Powerless‘ Italian debut!  Molto importante publisher Mondadori has aquired Italian rights to the novel thanks to super-agent Kate Schafer Testerman’s super-agentin’.

If there are any Italian booksellers who want to schedule a signing, I will tell you now that I am willing to make that trip – I will suffer for my art.

This is my first foreign rights deal and, of course. the question of the day from friends and family has been, ” Wow, I didn’t know you spoke Italian!”  My answer is that I don’t, but I am rooting for Fabio on Top Chef so I think that counts for a lot.