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A Scurrilous National Book Tour (with updates!)

Posted in Appearances, Middle Grade Books, New Book, Plugs, Robin Hood, Tour, Will in Scarlet, Writing, YA Books on September 17, 2013 by Matt

I’ll be traveling the country this fall talking about Will in Scarlet to any vagabonds and scallywags that will listen! Below is the schedule of where you can find me and when. Be sure to check back for updates as we get closer to the actual dates!

Huzzah!

Friday, October 4th

Voracious Reader (Larchmont, NY)

Sunday, October 13th

New York Comic-Con : The Magic of Storytelling Panel – 10:45 am in hall 1A17

Tuesday, October 15th 

Lemuria Books (Jackson, MS) Signing 5:00 pm

Thursday, October 17th

The Country Bookshop (Southern Pines, NC) Signing 4:00 pm

Friday, October 18th

McIntyre’s Books (Chapel Hill, NC) School visits. Not open to the public.

Saturday, October 19th

Barnes & Noble (Cary, NC) Signing 4:00 pm

Sunday, October 20th

Barnes & Noble (Skokie, IL) This event has been canceled

Monday, October 21st

Anderson’s Bookshop (Downer’s Grove, IL) Signing 7:00 pm

Tuesday, October 22nd

The Book Stall (Winnetka, IL) Signing 4:30 pm

Saturday, October 26th

Books of Wonder (New York City, NY) Fantastic Middle Grade Reads Panel 1:00 pm

Friday, November 1st

The Center for Fiction (New York – not open to the public)

Sunday, November 3rd

Northshire Bookstore (Saratoga, NY) Time TBD

Saturday, November 9th

YALLFest (Charleston, SC) Schedule TBD

 

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New Book Announcement! The sequel to SUPER due in 2014.

Posted in Middle Grade Books, New Book, Plugs, Powerless, Super, Writing on June 18, 2013 by Matt

I’m glad I can finally (officially) let the cat out of the bag! In 2014 the third, and final, book in the POWERLESS series of books will be released. I can’t give away any details this early, but the title alone is a major spoiler!

(drum roll)

So look for VILLAINOUS in 2014 from Knopf Books for Young Readers!

mystery book

Hitting the Road with SUPER! (Where I’ll be Fall 2012 edition!)

Posted in Appearances, Middle Grade Books, New Book, Powerless, Shameless, Super, Tour, Writing on September 30, 2012 by Matt

SUPER is finally out in stores and to make sure you all buy at least three copies a piece (one to give, one to read, and one to enclose in a hermetically-sealed case for all time) I will be hitting the road this October and November!

October 14th:  New York Comic Con – Panel Discussion and signing.

October 18th: Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, IL

October 19th: The Book Stall, Winnetka, IL

October 20th: Illinois School Library Media Association 2012 Conference

*October 24th: Harleysville Books, Harleysville, PA

Nov. 4th: McNally Jackson Books w/ Gotham Writers Workshop, New York, NY

Nov. 14th: Wachtung Booksellers, Montclair NJ

Nov. 15th: RJ Julia Booksellers, Madison CT

* note the date of this event has been updated

Keep checking this site because there are more appearances to come!

A SUPER Book Trailer!

Posted in Book Trailers, Middle Grade Books, New Book, Powerless on September 30, 2012 by Matt

Check it out!

Pre-Order this book!

Posted in Middle Grade Books, New Book, Plugs, Powerless, Shameless, Writing, YA Books with tags on September 11, 2012 by Matt

Hey, do you know what comes out in just two weeks? Guess? Okay, here’s a hint – SUPER, the sequel to my award-winning novel POWERLESS! (subtle, I’m not)

You can pre-order at your favorite local bookstore, or by following any of the bookstore links on the book page.

And don’t forget, Halloween is right around the corner, and that means millions of trick-or-treaters going from door to door asking you to fill their bags with copies of my books . . .
Don’t ruin a great American tradition!

SUPER arrives on September 25th!

Posted in Middle Grade Books, New Book, Powerless, Super, Writing, YA Books on March 13, 2012 by Matt

 

The advanced reading copies are out in the world, so it’s time to reveal the cover to the sequel to POWERLESS!

SUPER will hit the bookstores in September, and if you’re curious here’s the back cover copy:

“Daniel Corrigan is as regular as can be, especially when compared to the Supers: kids in his new hometown with actual powers like flight and super strength. But Daniel’s not powerless. Only he was able to stop the Shroud, a supervillian bent on stealing his newfound friends’ powers. And thanks to him, his friends got to keep those powers. 

Now Daniel himself is starting to display powers, while at the same time, his friends are losing theirs. His friend Eric thinks Daniel is just becoming a Super himself, a late-blooming one. But Daniel worries there may be something more sinister at work, since his power-stealing ability is uncomfortably like the Shroud’s. Of course, the Shroud is gone now . . . or is he? And could Daniel himself be his new vessel? “

 

What do you think?

Independent Bookstores Heart THE DEAD GENTLEMAN, and the feeling’s mutual!

Posted in Middle Grade Books, New Book, Shameless, The Dead Gentleman, Writing, YA Books with tags , on November 21, 2011 by Matt

A few weeks ago we got the nice news that The Dead Gentleman had been chosen by Amazon as a Book of the Month. A very nice honor and I’m grateful.

But THIS week I learned that the American Booksellers Association is including my little book on this Winter’s Indie Next List – and that’s just totally awesome! The Indie Next List is put together by the front lines, the many, many wonderful independent bookstores across the country and therefore it has special meaning to me (it should also help sell a few books)

Here’s my favorite line from the review written by Ellen Klein of Hooray for Books!

“This fantastic time-travel tale with a scary twist is great for reading with a flashlight under your bedcovers!”

That’s exactly how I picture readers with my book!

So please, please, please – take the time to do some holiday shopping at your local independent bookstore this year.

Oh, and buy The Dead Gentleman while you’re there.  It’s good.