Matt Harry

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Matt Harry received an MFA in Film Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, and has worked as a filmmaker, editor, screenwriter, college professor, movie critic, and story consultant. His writing has been published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Akron Beacon-Journal, and the textbook The Elements of Style. He has received accolades from the FOX Comedy Script Contest, the Austin Film Festival, the Launchpad Manuscript Competition, and the Nicholl Fellowships. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons. Sorcery for Beginners is his first novel.

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message 2: by Matt

Matt Harry I am! It's called "Cryptozoology for Beginners" and it sends our main characters all over the world to rescue mythical creatures. Nearly done with the first draft, hopefully it will be out in 2019. In the meantime, look for my next novel Superkid later this year! Thanks again for your support --


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Judy Loved Sorcery for Beginners! It was so much fun to read. Look forward to a second book featuring these characters. Are you working on one?


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