Matt Jackson

Biography

A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier’s Business Administration program in Waterloo, Canada, Matt Jackson was lured away from the corporate world by the thrill of adventure journalism while still a university student. He is now an author, editor, photojournalist and professional speaker, and is the president of Summit Studios, a publishing company specializing in books about travel, humor and the great outdoors.

Matt’s first book, "The Canada Chronicles: A Four-year Hitchhiking Odyssey," is a Canadian bestseller and won the IPPY award for best North American travel memoir in 2004. He has edited eight anthologies of short stories, including bestselling titles "Mugged by a Moose," "A Beaver is Eating My Canoe," and "Never Trust a Smiling Bear." His writing and photographs have also been featured in more than two dozen popular magazines such as Canadian Geographic, Equinox, Backpacker, Explore, Canoe & Kayak, and BBC Wildlife.

He lives with his wife Stacey and daughter Louise in Victoria, BC, where they spend as much time hiking and kayaking as possible.

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Books

I Sold My Gold Tooth for Gas Money: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 52,580. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Traveling is not for the timid of heart. What can go wrong often does, as twenty-six road warriors relate in this book. Whether it's driving across Canada at Christmastime or journeying to remote corners of the planet, you'll alternately laugh, cringe, giggle and feel inspired by these writers, and the often bizarre and extraordinary circumstances they find themselves in.
A Bear Stole My Fishing Boat: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 54,610. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
What happens when your trip goes awry? When your sandal-clad foot steps in the cow dung? Perhaps you too have watched with disbelief as your travel plans fell apart, and have been tempted to look up at the cosmos and cry, “Why me?” Join our posse of twenty-five traveling scribes as they endure some of the weirdest, wackiest, and most comic moments of misadventure you are ever likely to read about.
Never Trust a Smiling Bear: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 50,990. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
The fifth volume in Summit Studios bestselling travel and outdoor humor series. Join thirty-one intrepid travel writers who will take you on a journey from Alaska to the Amazon to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s another helping of zany, absurd and downright preposterous tales of misadventure, some of which are hardly believable.
A Beaver is Eating My Canoe: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 54,860. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Have you ever felt like the Universe is laughing at you? Like you’re the butt of some great cosmic joke? Fear not! You are not alone. In this long-awaited sequel to Mugged by a Moose, we hope you’ll find a feeling of kinship with our twenty-five free-spirited wanderers as they relate some of their craziest, wackiest, funniest and most inspiring tales of travel from the far side of beyond.
Mugged by a Moose: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 51,830. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Is a bad day spent outside really better than a good day at the office? This collection of twenty-three short stories, written by twenty semi-intrepid adventurers, aims to answer that question. Alternately laugh, cringe, giggle and feel inspired by our writers as they tell some of the most outrageous tales from the Great Outdoors you've ever heard.
Mob Hit on My Grandmother's Dog: Funny Animal Stories to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 55,010. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Since 2006, Summit Studios has been publishing travel and outdoor humor anthologies, including bestselling titles "Mugged by a Moose," "A Beaver is Eating My Canoe," and "Never Trust a Smiling Bear." In the pages of "Mob Hit on My Grandmother's Dog," readers can now join twenty-eight writers as they share some of the funniest and most outrageous animal stories they are ever likely to read about.
Never Light a Match in the Outhouse: Funny Stories from Cottage Country
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 53,000. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Essays
Since 2006, Summit Studios has been publishing travel and outdoor humor anthologies, including bestselling titles "Mugged by a Moose," "A Beaver is Eating My Canoe," and "Never Trust a Smiling Bear." In the pages of "Never Light a Match in the Outhouse," readers can now join twenty-nine writers as they share hilarious tales about the lighter side of the cottaging experience.
Moose on the Loose: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 52,710. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Travel brings with it extraordinary moments—from the whimsical to the hilarious to the downright absurd. By following in the footsteps of previous bestselling humor titles such as "Mugged by a Moose" and "A Beaver is Eating My Canoe," our twenty-six writers continue to celebrate those moments. While outlandish things can happen on the road less traveled, there's no such thing as a bad story!

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