Cover Reveal!

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

Matt also always encourages readers to ask for his books at their favorite local bookstore and request them at their local library!