Archive for May, 2012

First Official SUPER Fan Letter (redacted)!

Posted in Favorites, Middle Grade Books, Powerless, Shameless, Super, Writing, YA Books on May 21, 2012 by Matt

A couple of weeks ago, I ran a contest on my email newsletter to win an advanced reading copy of SUPER (what? you didn’t know about it? Sign up here to stay informed!) Among the winners was Maddie from Minnesota and this weekend Maddie sent me a very nice letter to tell me what she thought of it. So here it is (with just a little FBI-style redaction to prevent major plot spoilers!)


Sunday, May 20, 2012


Matthew Cody,

I couldn’t (and still can’t) believe I was one of the names drawn from your mailing list to read Super! I received it in the mail on Monday and quickly read to chapter ten. The next day I finished it. I really liked it. My favorite part was definitely when everyone XXXXXXXXXX, but it was funny when Georgie XXXXXXXXXXXX.

I think Super is right up there with Powerless on my reading scale. I’m rereading it again. I liked XXXXXXX dramatic XXXXXXX, and the XXXXX, and Theo Plunkett–there was lots of good suspense. And the final conclusion, XXXXXXXXXX.

I liked it so much, that I ended up drawing the front cover! ↴ All in all, Super was an awesome book!


Your fan,




Things I’m Doing in 2012: Spring Addition Update! (Updated with Additions!)

Posted in Appearances, Plugs, Powerless, The Dead Gentleman on May 11, 2012 by Matt

Thursday, May 17th:

Birch Wathen Lenox School Book Fair
210 East 77th Street
New York, NY 10075
I’ll be signing and talking with students all day! Open to students of Birch Wathen Lenox and their families.
Sunday, May 20th at 1pm:
Thalia Kids’ Book Club: A conversation with Michael Buckley
Symphony Space Thalia Theater
2537 Broadway at 95th street
New York, NY 10025
I’ll be moderating an audience talk with Michael Buckley, author of the Sisters Grimm series. Click on the above link for tickets!
Thursday, May 24th
Park Middle School
580 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
I’ll be visiting with the students all day! Bringing my comfy shoes.