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Matthew Cody

Biography

Matthew Cody

I was born and raised just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. I was the baby of the family, and when I wasn’t dodging the tortures of three older siblings, I was making up stories to try and entertain whoever else would listen to me. 

I began teaching English in 2004 and started work on my first novel, POWERLESS, around the same time. As a life-long fan of comic books and pulp stories, those influences began to pop up in my work more and more.

To this day I can be found in my local comic book shop every Wednesday (that’s the day the new comics come out, for those of you not in-the-know!), and the bookshelves in our house are stuffed with the works of old-time adventure writers like Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber and Clarke Ashton Smith. If you haven’t already, I recommend you head over to the library and check them out. It’s great stuff!

My wife Alisha and I are still here in New York, with our young son Willem. I’m currently hard at work on my next novel for Knopf, which has yet to get a title (but for a hint as to what it’s about, just take another peek at that list of writers in the above paragraph!). Most days I divide my time between writing and teaching and being a generally nice family man.

If you see me in the comic shop, say hi.

Matthew Cody

Books by Matthew Cody

by Matthew Cody - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Family, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic
On the Summer Isle, siblings Max and Carter discovered the magical land where the villainous Pied Piper led the children of Hamelin centuries ago. But only Max made it back. Now she is determined to rescue her brother. To do so, she will have to find the one and only key to the Summer Isle. That key is controlled by Vodnik, a dastardly magician and soul stealer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
by Matthew Cody - Children's 8-12, Family

It is said that in the thirteenth century, in a village called Hamelin, a piper lured all of the children away with his magical flute, and none of them were ever seen again. 

by Matthew Cody - Children's, Fiction, Youth Fiction

The truth about the Super children is finally exposed, and the town of Noble’s Green has created a boarding school for the superpowered. That’s where Daniel’s friends are headed, while he is headed to summer school. But all is not well at the Academy for the Extraordinarily Gifted, or in Noble’s Green. A clique of popular kids has taken over the school, vandals have been destroying property and citizens are beginning to blame the gifted. If Daniel wants to get to the bottom of this puzzle, he may need to turn to his sworn enemy, the Shroud, for help.

by Matthew Cody - Youth Fiction

Will Scarlet is on the run. Once the sheltered son of nobility, Will has become an exile. Will flees the only home he’s ever known into neighboring Sherwood Forest, where he joins the elusive gang of bandits known as the Merry Men. This is the story of how a band of misfit outlaws become heroes of legend - thanks to one brave 13-year-old boy.

by Matthew Cody - Historical Fiction

Daniel Corrigan is as regular as can be, especially when compared to the Supers: kids in his new hometown with actual powers like flight and super strength. But Daniel's not powerless. Only he was able to stop the Shroud, a supervillian bent on stealing his newfound friends' powers.Now Daniel himself is starting to display powers, while at the same time, his friends are losing theirs.

by Matthew Cody - Children's, Fiction, Science Fiction

The Dead Gentleman is dead set on conquering earth and bringing all the dead to life. The only two people to stop him live a hundred years apart and seem the unlikeliest of partners. Present and past collide across multiple worlds in order to save the future.