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I have been busy preparing for the release of my first book Pedro's Pan. Check back here for release information, events and other news!

Signed Book Giveaway! Coming Soon!

Official Book Release - February 19th

Family Literacy Night - February 19th

Lake Otis Elementary School: 6:30-7:45pm

Alaskan Author Storytime - February 23rd

Loussac Library, Second Floor 3:30pm

Brook Hartman will be reading Dream Flights on Arctic Nights and I will be reading Pedro's Pan. Books available for purchase afterwards.

Book Signing @ UAA Bookstore - March 29th

UAA Bookstore: 4:00-6:00pm

Join myself, Tricia Brown (Children of the First People) and Brooke Hartman (Dream Flights on Arctic Nights) as we share our writing experience and sign our children's books.

Book Update! 1/28/19

It is almost here! Can you believe it! I am so excited! 

I have seen glimpses of it on West Margin Books' twitter and on a display at the ALAMW '19 conference. I want to hold one in my hands!

Book Update!7/25/18

My book was listed by Publisher's Weekly in a sneak peek of books coming out in the spring of 2019 (February 19th). Scroll down to Graphic Arts Books to see Pedro's Pan and other Alaskan authors.

Summer Adventures


I had an awesome time this summer traveling around this summer getting photos and information for my website and book release. I was able to take my wife on a quick tour of Fairbanks and was able to get out and do some panning myself.

We also had a great trip to Los Angeles where we spent some time exploring Disneyland as well as attending the annual Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators conference.

We had a great time relaxing and getting inspired!

Book News

We are getting ever closer to the release of Pedro's Pan. Jacob Souva has done an amazing job with the illustrations.

As we get closer, join my twitter feed @Lasley_Matt for details, information and giveaway announcements!

SCBWIAK Fall Conference in Anchorage 2018

We have a great local conference coming up in September in Anchorage, Alaska. Come to our amazing regional conference in a place that will take your breath away. Why else would you need an excuse to visit Alaska?

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