Author: Matthew

  • Curse you, Doctor Who!

    More on the title of this entry in a moment.  First things first. I had one more entry I’d planned to write on my trip to NYC.  But that series of posts has already gone on longer than I’d planned, and anyway, the final day was mostly comprised of waiting in lines and passing through multiple […]

  • May I recommend…

    The Boneshaker, by Kate Milford.  Kate is a friend of mine.  We met a few years ago on the SCBWI discussion boards in a post that involved steampunk.  Since then, we’ve exchanged critiques on a few manuscripts and so I’ve enjoyed her work for a while.  We met in person on my recent trip to […]

  • NYC – Part 4

    Part 1, here.  Part 2, here.  Part 3, here. So, after a long day of filming and a good night’s sleep, the next morning we rode the subway down to a recording studio.  There I met Mary Gruetzke, the audiobook editor for The Clockwork Three, and Cheryl Smith, the audiobook producer.  Both women were very nice […]

  • NYC – Part 3

    For part 1, click here, and for part 2, click here. After putting in a day-and-a-half of sightseeing, it was time to get down to the business that brought me to NYC in the first place.  So Thursday morning the Scholastic Book Fairs film crew came to pick us up at our hotel.  The members of […]

  • NYC – Part 2 of… maybe 4?

    For part 1, click here. On the first day of sightseeing, we decided to ride the ferry out to Liberty Island and Ellis Island.  As a history buff, I was most excited about Ellis Island.  The problem was, there were a lot of other people who had the same idea.  The line to get tickets was […]

  • NYC – Part 1 of… not sure yet

    Last week, I went to New York City.  I did a lot and saw a lot, so it’ll likely take a few posts to share it all with you.  As I mentioned, my publisher flew me in for business, but I tacked on a couple of extra days to do some sightseeing.  It was the […]

  • Scholastic Librarian Preview – Fall 2010 Webcast

    Publishers often hold seasonal previews to get librarians and educators excited about upcoming titles.  These are what Elizabeth Bird (AKA Fuse #8) often reports on, like this one.  But normally you have to live close to the publisher to attend, which usually means New York City.  But this year, Scholastic did something pretty cool.  They […]

  • New York City

    Next week, my publisher is flying me to New York City.  While I’m there, The Book Fairs will be filming me for some promo things that I’ll be able to talk more about at a later time.  I’ll also be doing some recording for the audiobook of The Clockwork Three.  The audio producers are adding […]

  • Book 2: finished and sold, or rather, the other way around

    As I mentioned previously, I’ve been busy finishing up my current project, and so have been somewhat quiet on this blog lately.  It has been a difficult novel to write, and the ending proved to be the most difficult part of all.  I don’t expect any book I write to be easy, and this was […]

  • Release Date

    Last week, I found out the official release date of The Clockwork Three. I can now mark my calendar for October 1, 2010.   And oh-my-goodness, that’s this year.  I can measure the distance from here to there in months.  I still can’t quite believe that this is all happening. But something else happened last week to make […]