JULY 20th–The highly anticipated sequel to Matt’s debut epic fantasy novel, SAVAGE LEGION, is out today from Saga Press and Gallery Books everywhere you buy books! SAVAGE BOUNTY continues the stories of Evie, Lexi, Dyeawan, and Taru as they are all pulled deeper into their own corners of the lethal lie that is the empire of Crache. The second book in Matt’s Savage Rebellion Trilogy has already received glowing reviews from Publishers Weekly, FIYAH Literary Magazine, and a star from Library Journal!

SAVAGE BOUNTY is also available as a wonderful audiobook from the good folks at Simon Audio, again narrated fantastically by Lameece Issaq, and which can be purchased through Audible and Google Play, as well as which will support independent bookstores (which Matt always encourages)!

Matt thanks everyone for their support, and asks that you please signal boost the release on your social media channels, as well as leave reviews for his books places like Amazon and Goodreads. All of these things really help!

The Savage Rebellion Trilogy will conclude next year with the final book, SAVAGE CROWNS.


This week, Matt announced via Twitter that Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books, will be publishing his next middle-grade novel THE SUPERVILLAIN’S GUIDE TO BEING A FAT KID in January, 2022!

Matt also released this amazing cover for the book, designed by Andrea Vandergrift and the HarperCollins art team. Kat Fajardo, the super talented artist behind the cover of Matt’s debut middle-grade novel, BUMP, has returned to offer up another amazing creation that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the book.

More details about the world and story of SVG are forthcoming, but Matt describes the book as deeply personal and different from anything he’s ever done, equal parts fantastical and autobiographical, a story about body positivity, acceptance, and the temptations of radicalization facing so many kids at a young age today.

You can already preorder your copy of THE SUPERVILLAIN’S GUIDE TO BEING A FAT KID wherever you preorder your books online!

Stay tuned for more exciting details in the coming months!