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Matthew Dicks

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Matthew Dicks is the author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing and Unexpectedly, Milo, and the upcoming The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs. His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages worldwide, and his most recent is an international bestseller. He is also the author of the rock opera The Clowns and the musical Caught in the Middle. He is a columnist for Seasons magazine and has published work in The Hartford Courant, The Huffington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor. When not hunched over a computer screen, he fills his days as an elementary school teacher, a storyteller, a blogger, a wedding DJ, a minister, a life coach, and a Lord of Sealand. He is a former West Hartford Teacher of ...more


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Matthew Dicks Oh my goodness. So sorry it took so long to answer. Hopefully you'll see this!

My first story was about pole vaulting in high school. It's available…more
Oh my goodness. So sorry it took so long to answer. Hopefully you'll see this!

My first story was about pole vaulting in high school. It's available on my YouTube channel and it will be on the Moth Radio Hour in a couple weeks:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4K0...

The live audience is great because the feedback is immediate. I love that. But the story is never quite perfect. As I tell it and listen later, I can hear the words and phrases I would change. In a book, I can get the sentences as close to perfect as possible. (less)
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Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
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Something Missing
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The Yard Goats get their name from an old railroad slang term for an engine that switches a train to get it ready for another locomotive (thus harkening back to Hartford’s supposed railroad roots), but the goat will most assuredly play a role in the marketing of the team.

The naming was done via fan voting and revealed a couple weeks ago.

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“You have to be the bravest person in the world to go out every day, being yourself when no one likes who you are.”
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Aimee ❀just one more page...❀ Hi! Thanks for the add!
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Lee McD Oh that is a relief. I think someone is actually "shopping me". That is why I ask and what led me to your book.
Matthew wrote: "Lee wrote: "I wonder if you know someone that is like the character in your book? "

Many have asked this question, Lee, and though I secretly hope that someone uses the book as a formula, just to ..."


Lee wrote: "I wonder if you know someone that is like the character in your book? "




Matthew Dicks Lee wrote: "I wonder if you know someone that is like the character in your book? "

Many have asked this question, Lee, and though I secretly hope that someone uses the book as a formula, just to see if Martin's career and means of operation is possible, I do not know any criminals. At least none that I know are criminals.


message 1: by Lee

Lee McD I wonder if you know someone that is like the character in your book?


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