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Morgan Matson

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Morgan Matson grew up in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Occidental College in Los Angeles but halfway though a theater degree, she started working in the children's department of Vroman's Bookstore and fell in love with YA literature.

Following college graduation (and the proud bearer of an incredibly useful theater/English degree) she moved back East to attend the New School, where she received her M.F.A in Writing for Children.

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, inspired by Morgan's three cross-country road trips, was published in May 2010. It was named an ALA Top Ten Best Book, a PW "Flying Start" book, and was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Book Prize.

In the meantime, Morgan moved back to California, went back to sch
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Morgan Matson Yep! There's tons of tiny crossovers. You get an A&R cameo in SCS, and another mention of them in SYBG. A TV show from SCS comes back into play in…moreYep! There's tons of tiny crossovers. You get an A&R cameo in SCS, and another mention of them in SYBG. A TV show from SCS comes back into play in SYBG and a band from A&R as well. As for more cameos...you'll have to see! (but, yeah, probably) :)(less)
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“Tomorrow will be better.”
“But what if it’s not?” I asked.
“Then you say it again tomorrow. Because it might be. You never know, right? At some point, tomorrow will be better.”
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“The best discoveries always happened to the people who weren't looking for them.”
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“A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted- mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more.”
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Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Hi Morgan,

Thanks so much for accepting my friend request :)
I am really looking forward to reading and discovering more of your books!

Best wishes for more book success,
Genie


Evelyn Hi! Just wondering if you are going to be writing a sequel to Amy and Roger. I loved the book and would love more and the ending felt a little dot, dot, dot for me lol.


message 3: by Moira (last edited May 14, 2012 03:22AM)

Moira Hi Morgan! Thanks for accepting my friend request. Looks like you're back to using Goodreads. That's great. I really liked Amy and Roger's Epic Detour and I'm keeping an eye out for Second Chance Summer.


Charlie Jones Thanks for adding me! I really enjoyed your book and will be reading Second Chance Summer soon.


♥Rachel♥ Thanks for the add Morgan. I loved Amy & Roger's Epic Detour! (view spoiler). I'm looking forward to your next book!


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