Matt is a loving father and husband. Matt has been published in America’s Emerging Literary Fiction Writers: Northeast Regions, 2019 (Z Publishing House), America’s Emerging Horror Writers: East Region, 2019 (Z Publishing House), Massachusetts’s Emerging Writers; An Anthology of Fiction, 2018 (Z Publishing House), Vita Brevis Press, The Drable, Literary Yard, proletaria, and was nominated author of the month of June, 2018, on Spillwords Press. His short story “Bodies in the Basement” was nominated and elected publication of the month in the 13 Days of Halloween segment on SpillWords Press, 2019. Excitedly, two poems have been selected by Vita Brevis Press for its first poetry anthology, 2019. Featuring brand new poets alongside Pulitzer-prize winner writers, published authors, and Pushcart Prize-winning poets. Matt’s two selected poems are called, The Abandoned Dawn, and The Birth.


I’m from mud.


Matt was once asked, while at a bar in Ohio, where he was from. He replied, ‘I’m from mud.’ Matt roamed the farmlands, and brooks of Western, MA as a child. Matt feels Western Massachusetts is a chillingly beautiful region where creativity comes from blood. Matt is happily married to Megan, the pusher of his writing. Megan and Matt have one son who is wildly loved. In fact, Gavin has not seen one day of daycare (This has changed! Breaks my heart, however he loves his daycare and we love that he loves it. All is good!). I am a lover of all peoples and each walk of life. I am very comfortably me; a family man and finally a father! A wish I thought might not come to fruition. Gavin is three now and is better at solving puzzles than I am. Life is good, however, I touch upon all aspects with my writing. I hope you enjoy what you read and please feel free to contact me. matt@everythingcu.com  Cheers everyone!

Timeless humanity and our perception of it. This is what I study. This is what I write.



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  1. I too have written for years it has only been since the new year did I decide to bring my words to life,to see if others would read, I found a new peace in my words that wasn’t there before,reading your words bring me even closer,thank you for visiting,see you soon Sheldon

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  2. Very honest and a great read. Possibly one of the best bio’s I’ve read on the blogs that I follow. I’m glad to hear you started writing again and Megan encouraged you even more. Sometimes it’s easy to put it on the back burner especially when you get busy until a reason, or another person, gives you the push to get at it again. Well done! And glad to hear your partner inspired you, that’s wonderful. Your book sounds very interesting! Congrats on your first book, are you working on a 2nd one now?

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  3. Thank you! I like to give credit where credit is due. Yes, I’m writing a second and third. My second is, Colby and the Ravine, and my third I’ve just started. I’m so hung up on the editing of the second that I’ve decided to table it for a bit and let this third story come out. And yet again the credit goes to Megan. It was her suggestion that I try and write the third and give the other a breather. I can say with certainty that the opening chapter of the third is the most influential chapter I’ve written. We’ll see where it goes. If you read the first one, please let me know! And thanks again for the incredible comment.

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  4. Great writing . . . great person . . . great baby on the way! Very joyous time!

    When you mentioned you grew up in “mud”, I remember how I loved growing up with “Wild Water”. The water of the earth that had leaves floating in it and other “who knows what”. It was natural and healing – and would be totally scary to this “world today”. I can still find some of it here in Minnesota . . . and I still drink it.

    Don’t give up the mud – your going to have a son!

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    • Thank you. I’ll certainly not give up mud 🙂 That’s not an option. I’ve visited clients in Minnesota and enjoyed what little I was able to see of the state. It’s one of the states I hope to spend more time in. Which area would you recommend?

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      • We live a tiny bit south of the Twin Cities. Its difficult to choose actually – my heart is around the Lake Superior area – all the way up to Grand Marais. We’ll be moving in a couple years but we have NO idea where because there are soooo many choices. 🙂

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  5. I’m with Megan.
    Write. You have a voice and a story. Don’t silence yourself. I’ve learned this, too. And welcome to RetMP. I will welcome myself to a helping of mtaggart. There. We’ve formed a little mutual admiration society. – Ret

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  6. I hope this message finds you well. I would like to nominate your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. As a newbie in the realm of blogging, it has been great to have come across your blog and discover wonderful posts. Please do not feel pressured by continuing on the chain of posts based on the directions of the award, but I would just like to let you know that your blog definitely deserves to be award-winning. If you are comfortable and would like to take part in continuing the chain of posts, here are the directions –


    Thank you very much,

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  7. Your tagline reminds me of a character of obscure ancestry in Henry Fielding’s “Joseph Andrews,” about whom the hand-wringing narrator is left to suppose “that he had no ancestors at all, but had sprung up, according to the modern phrase, out of a dunghill, as the Athenians pretended they themselves did from the earth.”

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  8. Hello Matt. Wanted to stop by and thank you for liking my paintings on my blog. I always enjoy reading your odd walking thoughts. Just about everyone has something to offer and give to this world. Keep up the good work on your writings and have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!

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      • Thank you for following me, it means a lot! I put up an about page, like you suggested. Also, I would be grateful if you could share some ways for me to grow my blog? Would posting more be the best way? Or should I do something else first?

        Thanks a lot…

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      • Have you ever read the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton? If not, please do. S.E. was 14 when writing the book. -To grow your blog, I recommend posting at least once a day for 30 days in a row. Continue to participate on other blogs, stay active, and try to enjoy what you’re doing..don’t let a post that doesn’t get the exposure you had hoped for get you down. Keep plugging away and try to match the tags with the writing. Best of luck and have fun.

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  9. No I haven’t, but I will surely give it a try. Also, how to tag a post? Sorry I am new and don’t know much. Also, does it work to post single chapters from a book I am trying to write?

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