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Its a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a . . . CONTEST!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 13, 2014 by Matt

Who would you like to see flying through the sky to save the day? In ways big and small we all have someone in our life that is a superhero. To young readers, you yourself may be a hero—a teacher who protects a group of students during a tornado, a librarian who helps you find the perfect book that to turn you a reader…
Have your students and readers tell us about their real-life hero in 500 words or less and they could win a SUPER cool prize: Matthew Cody, the author of Super, Powerless and Villainous will write the winner of this contest into a short story as a SUPER.

Submit real-life superhero stories by December 20th, 2014 to:
Email: STrombetta@penguinrandomhouse.com
Snail Mail: Sadie Trombetta
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Matthew, along with four fantastic ace readers from Knopf Books for Young Readers, will select the winners. The grand prize is the short story and a full set of signed copies of Matthew’s books. Five others will receive signed copies of all of Matthew’s books. As a bonus, any teacher who submits stories from her entire class will be eligible to win a class set of Matt’s books, as well as some select additional titles from Random House. The winner will be selected by January 15th, 2015.

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Get your signed copies of The Dead Gentleman at Books of Wonder!

Posted in Middle Grade Books, The Dead Gentleman, Writing, YA Books with tags , , , on November 17, 2011 by Matt

Signing at Books of Wonder

Besides having the splendid opportunity to be on a panel with some of YA’s coolest fantasy authors, while at Books of Wonder Sunday I was able to sign a number of books!

So if anyone wants to get a signed copy you should check out their mail service here!

I’ve been (mostly) working.

Posted in Life, Powerless, Uncategorized, Writing, YA Books with tags , on October 12, 2008 by Matt

I’ve been gone a long time, but due to the demand of thousands of worried readers (well, one) I’m back for some more intermittent nonsense.  By the way, check out Kater’s story in this creepy-cool anthology, hot off the presses!

I’ve been teaching nights in an English immersion program at LaGuardia Community College – a really wonderful city initiative that is rewarding and a whole lot of work.  The plus side is that I’ve now got my days free to spend with my baby boy, and I will proudly brag that his first words were ” Da-Da”.  Snap.

Some updates on Powerless:

Final edits on Powerless have been approved, I’ve seen some terrific cover art and now I’m just waiting on notes from the copy editor.  We’re still looking at a Fall ’09 release, but I hope to get advance copies before the NY Comic-Con.  I don’t know if we’ll be able to swing that but it would be nice to hand out a few copies to the kiddies and chubby stormtroopers at the con.  I can’t wait to see it in actual book form.

I’ve also begun two new novels, which is incredibly frustrating because I only have one brain and seeing as how its a rather small and feeble brain anyway I’m having a hard time focusing on one.  I’ve been showing bits and pieces of both to my agent, my editor and, of course, my wife.  Hopefully they will provide some objective perspective and I’ll get cracking on just the one book.

So I’ll either be spending my autumn with American revolutionary magicians or steampunk explorers.  Both sound like good company right about now.

On that note, here are some more Steampunk Star Wars figures.  Check out the Ewok!

oh, and I started playing City of Heroes this weekend.  So, you know, goodbye writing career.  Goodbye family . . .