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New Series Reveal! THE SECRETS OF THE PIED PIPER

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on March 7, 2015 by Matt

“In the year of Our Lord 1284, 130 children were led out of town into a mountain . . . and there they disappeared.”

I’ve been sitting on this news for a while now, but I’ve finally gotten the go-ahead from the good folks at Random House to give you all a sneak peek at the brand new series I’ll be launching next year. THE SECRETS OF THE PIED PIPER will be a fantasy trilogy, and the above cover that you should be drooling over is by the wonderful Craig Phillips, who is also providing interior illustrations.

Here’s a little about Book One: THE PEDDLER’S ROAD —

It is said that in the 13th Century, in a village called Hamelin, a Piper lured all of the children away with his magical flute, and none of them were ever seen again.

Today tough, pink-haired Max and her little brother, Carter, are stuck in modern-day Hamelin, with their father…until they also led away by the Piper to a place called the Summer Isle. There they meet the original stolen children, who haven’t aged a day and who have formed their own village, vigilantly guarded from the many nightmarish beings that roam the land.

No one knows why the Piper stole them, but Max and Carter’s appearance may be the key to returning the lost children of Hamelin—and to going home themselves. But to discover the secrets of the Piper, Max and Carter will have to set out on a mysterious quest down the dangerous Peddler’s Road.

I hope you all will join me in October to begin the adventure!
-Matt

Peddler's Road

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IT’S THE KIDS AUTHOR CARNIVAL!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 6, 2014 by Matt

Anyone in the NYC area, or if you’re in town for Book Expo America, this is your chance to party like it’s 2014! Saturday May 31st I’ll be joining a whole bunch of other authors for an evening of games, signings and general book zaniness. It’s the first ever Kids Author Carnival!

This is a new endeavor, so I hope you all can come out and help us make it a success! And I’ll be giving out free high-fives. Free high fives!!

Hope to see you there!

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