Matthew Peterson

Fiction Writer

20403 N. Lake Pleasant Road suite 117-125
Peoria, AZ 85382
(888) 376-8693

Author's Bio

Award-winning author, Matthew Peterson, has braved his way through the trenches of the book publishing industry, from spearheading a $150,000 nationwide ad, print and radio campaign, to creating his own illustrations, study guide, website and book cover, to producing his own audiobook, eBook and book trailer.

Matthew Peterson has spoken to over five million people through radio, television, and presentations at schools, libraries, conventions, and bookstores. His young adult fantasy novel, Paraworld Zero, hit the bestseller list, category bestseller list, and placed in 10 book/audiobook contests. Paraworld Zero deals with the issues of self-esteem, abandonment, leadership, friendship, inequality and slavery. Reviewers are calling Matthew's book a "Harry Potter meets Star Wars!"

Publications & Prizes

Paraworld Zero (Windstorm Creative, 2008)
Prizes won: 

- Placed 1st at the London Book Festival
- Placed 1st at the DIY Book Festival
- Placed 2nd in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
- Placed 3rd for the Preditors and Editors Best SF Novel Award
- Received honorable mentions from the Hollywood, New York, New England, and Beach Book Festivals
- Became a Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist
- Received the Flamingnet TOP CHOICE Award
- TWO Honorable Mentions in the 76th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition
- Won 1st place in the 24-hour Short Story Contest
- Writers of the Future Quarter Finalist (twice)

More Information

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Children, Teenagers
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Orem, UT
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Last update: Feb 20, 2009