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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. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

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Matt Harry Write! Write, write, write, then write some more. In between writing, read. Not just stuff you like, but everything. If you do both these things for a…moreWrite! Write, write, write, then write some more. In between writing, read. Not just stuff you like, but everything. If you do both these things for any large chunk of time, you cannot help but improve. (less)
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"This is a teen fantasy novel featuring all of the creatures you know from urban legends, like the Loch Ness monster and some I hadn't heard of before. The teens are learning magic on the fly as they use it to protect the cryptids from a group that is" Read more of this review »
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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 --


message 1: by Judy

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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