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About Matt Doeden
Writing non-fiction for children and young adults was never the plan for author Matt Doeden. After graduating with a degree in journalism, he was on the path to a career as a newspaper writer before fate stepped in and landed him an editing job with Minnesota-based publisher Capstone Press. After six years on Capstone's editorial staff, Doeden struck out on a new career path, as a freelance author and editor.
Since then, he's written hundreds of books--mainly nonfiction--on a wide range of topics. From sports to current events to science and history, he's written for everyone from preschoolers to high schoolers.
A note for those writing letters. Please include an addressed, stamped envelope if you want a reply! I get piles of letters from students, especially during those months when classrooms are including it as a class exercise, and this saves me a lot of time. It doesn't sound like much, but not having to address and stamp envelopes allows me to reply efficiently and quickly, and then get back to writing!
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