Michael Matson


One of my first memories is of me, age five, sitting in the hallway of my grandparent's apartment in Helena, Montana, staring at the hundreds of books in the glass-fronted lawyers' bookcases that lined the entry. Twain, Voltaire, Kipling, Shakespeare, de Maupassant and so many others. I was fascinated then, and have earned my living by pursuing that fascination.
I'm a graduate of the University of Washington School of Journalism. A former ad agency copywriter, creative director,film and video writer and producer.
I'm the author of The Diamond Tree, Takeshi's Choice, Emily and the Elixir of Happiness, Bareback Rider, humor articles published in Cynic Magazine and various short stories, including "GATO," available in Short Story America's 2014 anthology of prize-winning short stories, and a whole bunch of other stuff that will never see the light of day. (Nor should it. Being a good writer, I've discovered, means knowing when something is good enough to publish and when it isn't. Burying the bad stuff is a kindness.)
I'm currently living and writing in Mexico.

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Bareback Rider
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,660. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Bareback Rider is an inspirational adventure, the story of a young girl's fantastic journey to achieve a dream. The story is set in Canada and the U.S. at the turn of the 19th century and told by a great-grandmother to her great-grandchild to prove you can achieve anything if you try.

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