Matthew J. Kirby


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Matthew Kirby was born in Utah, and grew up in Maryland, California, and Hawaii. As an undergraduate he majored in history, and then went on to pursue an M.S. in school psychology. For ten months out of the year he works with students, and during the rest of the year he writes. He and his wife currently live in northern Utah.


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Write a Novel with Me

I have an idea for my next book. It will be a historical novel with some supernatural elements, and probably middle grade (but that might change). It is not under contract. I haven’t written a single word. I have done no research yet. I have not mentioned it to my agent or any of my [...]
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“Sometimes, when we want something so badly, we fear failure more than we fear being without that thing.”
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“In life, the hardest decisions often have to be made more than once. But each time, it gets easier.”
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“Never trust a storyteller," he says. "We're all of us liars.”
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What book should we read in October?

You may write in titles, provided the book is a 2014 Newbery contender and already published.

 
  19 votes 23.8%

 
  16 votes 20.0%

 
  12 votes 15.0%

 
  6 votes 7.5%

escape from Mr. lemoncello s library (write-in)
 
  6 votes 7.5%

 
  4 votes 5.0%

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (write-in)
 
  3 votes 3.8%

The Real Boy (write-in)
 
  2 votes 2.5%

Flora and ulysses
 
  2 votes 2.5%

The Real Boy but I'd also like to recommend we read Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner one of these months! (write-in)
 
  2 votes 2.5%

Counting by 7s (write-in)
 
  2 votes 2.5%

Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans (write-in)
 
  2 votes 2.5%

Imprisoned (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.3%

lost kingdom - but I would be happy to read any of these (except Lemoncello - read it - mediocre) (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.3%

The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.3%

Mister Max the Book of Lost Things (write-in)
 
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