Children's Author / Storyteller / Bilingual Presenter
matthew WELCOME! ¡Bienvenido! ようこそ!Here you can find out about my books and speaking events. I have a passion for encouraging young people to read. As you see, I'm not overly shy about getting students' attention. I combine storytelling, drumming with reading and writing insights, all while communicating in the four languages I speak: English, Spanish, Japanese--and jazz. "Language, rhythm, color, life!"™ (Whatever it takes to engage K-6th grade kids.)

Here's my latest book with audio, Jazz Fly 3: The Caribbean Sea

“As fun to read as it is to listen to, Jazz Fly 3 is truly magnifique.”   –Foreword Reviews     ISBN: 978-1889910-543, $18.95

<- Press PLAY to hear Matthew’s jazzy hello. 

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Meet Matthew

I have a passion for encouraging young people to read--and for encouraging parents to read to their kids. "Language, rhythm, color, life!"™ are the threads I weave through my books and presentations. Read more...

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Phone: (707) 544-4720 PST

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Tortuga Press

2777 Yulupa Ave. #181
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

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Matthew makes reading FUN!

"Language, rhythm, color, life!"™