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Morgan Matson

Author of Since You've Been Gone

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Morgan Matson was born in 1981 and grew up in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Occidental College in Los Angeles and obtained Theater/English degree. Following college graduation she moved back East to attend the New School, where she received her M.F.A in Writing for Children. Morgan's first book, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour published in May 2010, was inspired by Morgan's three cross-country road trips. It was named an ALA Top Ten Best Book, a PW "Flying Start" book, and was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Book Prize. Her book, Second Chance Summer, won the California Book Award and named A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year in 2012. Matson is also the author of best seller Since You've Been Gone which made the Silver Inky Award shortlist. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Amy & Roger's Epic Detour… (more)

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Morgan Matson received her MFA in Writing for Children from the New School. A road-trip veteran, she has driven cross-country three times...so far. She currently lives in Venice, California.
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