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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I love working with other writers on their stories.
I’ve participated in my own critique group for about ten years. I’ve done mentorships and manuscript critiques through online programs. I’ve taught numerous intensive workshops. I love creative collaboration, and talking story, and problem-solving. I enjoy it so much that I’d like to try something, namely taking [...]
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“Sometimes, when we want something so badly, we fear failure more than we fear being without that thing.”
Matthew J. Kirby, Icefall

“In life, the hardest decisions often have to be made more than once. But each time, it gets easier.”
Matthew J. Kirby, Icefall

“He waved to the city and said good-bye.
The city responded by carrying on the way it always did, traffic moving forward uninterrupted, without slowing, as if it were trying to demonstrate its permanence and show him it would still be there if he ever wanted to return. That promise was the best and only thing he could ask of it.”
Matthew J. Kirby, The Clockwork Three

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