Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss
Uncategorized / December 21, 2009

I really should be writing the next book in my best-selling and award-winning Parallel Worlds series, but a little thing like a fire destroying my house has put a kink in my plans. My new online radio show, The Author Hour: Your Guide to Fantastic Fiction, has also consumed most of my time. Soon after the fire, a representative from VoiceAmerica invited me to be the host of the new show. Little did I know that when I said yes I would be interviewing the top fiction authors in the world. In the past two months I’ve interviewed international best-selling authors like Anne Rice, Dean Koontz, Meg Cabot, Terry Pratchett, Diana Gabaldon, Charlaine Harris, Laurell K. Hamilton, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Terry Brooks, Christopher Paolini, and Kate DiCamillo. The list goes on and on. Several of my guests have sold over 100 million books. The authors on just one of my up-coming episodes have sold a combined total of 3/4 of a billion books. Yeah, just crazy! Read the rest by clicking here Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Matthew Peterson | Life after Harry Potter
Uncategorized / January 14, 2008

I’ve been talking on the radio all morning long about my new young adult novel, Paraworld Zero… literally. 18 radio interviews, back-to-back. Just about all of the interviewers had one question in common, so I’ll address that topic, which is… drum roll, please. Now that Harry Potter is over (and even that is questionable) how do we get young adults to keep reading? Being a father of five boys–all of whom enjoy fighting with light sabers on a daily basis–I have my work cut out for me. After watching my book’s video trailer on my website ( a dozen times yesterday, my oldest son said he couldn’t wait for me to put the rest of my book into a movie, so that he wouldn’t have to read it. He’s only eight-years old, so it’s understandable that he’s not into reading just quite yet, but his comment made me realize that I’m going to have to work harder at helping him to enjoy reading. The first step is to understand your child’s interests. I have boys who can’t get enough fantasy and science fiction in their lives. They breath it in like air. So I naturally need to pick some shorter…