Mateo Marquez

Biography

Mateo is an author, speaker, teacher, entrepreneur and daddy. As an author, the major focus of Mateo's unique autobiographical narratives is offering tongue-in-cheek insight and guidance for navigating through the digital era while seeking fulfillment in life through transparency and acceptance, always having a lot of fun along the way: "Two parts wise guy and one part pure sage," as described by editor and longtime friend & mentor, Bruce Musgrave.

These tales are told through the lens of an eccentric & slightly neurotic, metrosexual divorced dad and the highly unique existence he leads. Mateo's writing illustrates how truth is indeed stranger than fiction, as well as far more interesting.

Mateo self-published The Phoenix of Hotel Freds in 2010, recruited a support team, and designed & executed a first of its kind, social media-driven grassroots promotional tour. He traveled through 10 states over 2 months with 5,000 paperback copies of the book, giving every single copy away for free by hand.

Mateo is also the CEO & Founder of PoserKids Yoga (www.poserkidsyoga.com). PoserKids Yoga is a youth mindfulness solution provider that offers language driven interactive play for preschool and elementary age children throughout the United States. The company is building the first unified national network of youth mindfulness educators ever created, a skill set Mateo refined helping start-up companies recruit and train sales organizations for over a decade.

Mateo lives in Fort Worth, TX with his daughter, Gracyn. He grew up in Albuquerque, NM where he graduated from the Albuquerque Academy prior to earning his degree from Texas Christian University.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
Have a lot of talented friends, how I approach getting anything done. Two artists that designed my first two book covers were people I just met through the course of living my life and it just happened organically.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Book that inspired me to finally write my first one was The Alchemist, even reference that story in the book itself. Love Orwell's 1984, kind of one of these books that changes the whole way you view the World you're in. Big Shakespeare buff. Love Twain. Honestly, my two favorite authors of all time wrote kid's stuff: Roald Dahl and Shel Silverstein.
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Where to find Mateo Marquez online


Videos

The Phoenix of Hotel Freds Book Tour- Radio Show Interview
Mateo Marquez self-published The Phoenix of Hotel Freds (2010), recruited a support team, and designed & executed a first of its kind, social media-driven grassroots promotional tour. Traveled through 10 states over 2 months with 5,000 paperback copies of the book, giving every single copy away for free by hand. This is an interview during the tour, while in San Diego, with a local on-air personality that worked for Mateo back in the day. Really cool story within a cool story.

Books

Poser Kids Book 1: Makes Sense to Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Health & Daily Living / Fitness & Exercise, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Yoga
Whether you know it or not, yoga is a part of your life. From getting up in the morning, to going to bed at night, you’re doing yoga poses all day every day. Join Mister Mateo on YouTube and in our PoserKids book series to learn to move mindfully through the poses of your day. ALL kids can be PoserKids!
The Phoenix of Hotel Freds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,590. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Whether the resurrection of this unique phoenix can also lead ultimately to his redemption hangs in the balance, and five diversely memorable women have big says in the pitched battle for the soul of Mateo Marquez. It is his distinctive voice we hear throughout, in its insistent allusions, over-the-top tropes, and strangely endearing raunchiness—two parts wise guy and one part pure sage.

Mateo Marquez's tag cloud

autobiography    divorce    father daughter    humor    kids fitness    kids health    kids yoga    memoir    parenting    phoenix    poser    poserkids    selfhelp    texas    yoga