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WILL IN SCARLET named one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2013!

Posted in Awards, Best Children's Books, Middle Grade Books, Plugs, Robin Hood, Shameless, Will in Scarlet, YA Books on December 2, 2013 by Matt



I’m late posting this (though I did do a ridiculous victory dance on Twitter when it was first announced. But I’m happy to say that Will in Scarlet is in very good company. Just in time for the holidays, too . . . .


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!


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


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

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!

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.

POWERLESS nominated for the 2012-2013 Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award!

Posted in Awards, Middle Grade Books, Plugs, Powerless, Shameless, Writing, YA Books with tags on April 1, 2012 by Matt

A big thank you to the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association for nominating POWERLESS for the state’s Young Reader’s Choice Award! It looks to be in very good company (ie: stiff competition)

I hope I get the chance to meet as many of the Pennsylvanian young readers as I can! Especially those young readers in Noble’s Green, PA!

Iowa Children’s Choice Award

Posted in Awards, Middle Grade Books, Plugs, Powerless, YA Books with tags on November 30, 2011 by Matt

What I love about state book awards – it’s book activism on a local level! These awards are the perfect union of educators and librarians (who nominate) and the readers (who vote!)

The Iowa Children’s Choice Award is one such award and I’m very happy to have Powerless nominated for the 2011-2012 year. They have posted a delightful series of reader-reviews, such as the one below. I’d encourage you to check out all the video reviews, but of course, this one’s my favorite!