Matthew J. Kirby Author Visit Kit
As an educator, Matthew J. Kirby enjoys meeting and presenting to students, and his multimedia presentations focus on the importance of stories and literacy.
Matthew J. Kirby was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for his acclaimed debut novel, The Clockwork Three. He was born in Utah and grew up in Maryland, California, and Hawaii. As an undergraduate Kirby majored in history, and then went on to pursue an MS 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. matthewjkirby.com.
Suggested audience: Grades 3-7(Ages 8-12)
3 Presentations per day Maximum
As an educator, Matthew enjoys meeting and presenting to students, and his multimedia presentations focus on the importance of stories and literacy. He uses his experience becoming a professional writer to encourage students to pursue their dreams, whatever they might be, and become the heroes of their own story.
He is also willing to guide small writing workshops of up to ten students from Grades 5-7.
Matthew is happy to drop in for a 20-minute virtual visit and Q&A via Skype or iChat with book groups and library groups that have read at least one of his books. Request a visit.
Conferences & Festivals:
Matthew frequently speaks to adult groups of educators at statewide and national events. He enjoys giving keynote addresses as well as doing break out sessions for smaller groups and panel discussions with other authors.
Please contact the author visit manager for honorarium details via our online form. Request a visit.
Schools and libraries may pre-order books at a discounted rate by visiting the Scholastic Teacher Store or by calling 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.
Ages 8-12 • 352 Pages
978-0-545-35400-4 (Audio Book)
Ages 8-14 • 400 Pages
978-545-2455-3 (Audio Book)