April 26th, 2023–Today via his socials Matt revealed the cover for his new middle grade novel NOWHERE SPECIAL, coming to bookstores everywhere October 24th, 2023 from Katherine Tegen Books!
This amazing cover was created by London-based artist Berat Pekmezci. You can find him on Twitter @babayaro.
NOWHERE SPECIAL tells the story of two kids, Stan and Elpidia, who find hope in an unexpected friendship as they navigate challenging family circumstances and a dangerous local gang in the desolate Southern California desert.
You can preorder NOWHERE SPECIAL from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or support independent bookshops by preordering your copy through Bookshop.org
Matt also always encourages readers to ask for his books at their favorite local bookstore and request them at their local library!
February 13th, 2023–Matt announced today that he is now officially represented by Becky LeJeune of Bond Literary Agency!
From the Bond Literary Agency website: “Becky LeJeune met Sandra [Bond] at the Denver Publishing Institute when she was a student there in 2007. After DPI, she spent 2 years working as the managing editor for a cookbook imprint, and then 5 years as an acquisitions editor at The History Press before joining Sandra at BLA in 2014.”
Matt made the announcement via Twitter and his other social media channels with the following statement:
Matt and his previous agent officially parted ways at the beginning of the year.