Archive for the Powerless Category

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

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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!

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,

 

Maddie

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!