Matthew J. Kirby

is creating the written word

Select a membership level

The Kirbside Almanac - Digital Edition

per month

Receive a digital copy of The Kirbside Almanac delivered monthly to your inbox of choice in PDF format. 



About Matthew J. Kirby

Presenting a new publication from Matthew J. Kirby - A newsletter of fascinating, enigmatic, and diverting ephemera delivered monthly to subscribers on the first day of the month!

From the Editor:
I've decided to embark on an unlikely new writing project. I say unlikely, because it's not something in which I would have predicted having any interest, but nevertheless, here we are. I've decided to start a (ahem) monthly newsletter, The Kirbside Almanac, which will be published on the 1st day of every month. But this will not be an ordinary newsletter. Firstly, I will not be using it to promote my books or my events, at least not primarily. If and when I do mention my other work, such information will appear as advertisements (see the image in my first post to get an idea for the flavor of this periodical). Instead, I plan to produce something that will give my creative impulses another outlet. I'll be writing essays, short fiction, poetry, and reviews of movies, books, and music. Now that I think about it, I might review almost anything, such as the mason jar out of which I'm currently drinking my iced coffee like a hipster. I'll also be including some of my art, in the form of drawings, paintings, and photography. I hope to include interviews with interesting people, and possibly some nonfiction outtake pieces on the various tidbits and nuggets from the research for my novels that don't quite make it into my books. The content will vary month-to-month, according to my whim, but will include several pages of content that I hope will prove interesting and entertaining.

DISCLAIMER: it is quite likely that, editorial standards being what they are, the occasional "error" might appear on the pages of my circular, such as interviews with people who do not physically "exist," or nonfiction pieces that are not technically "true." When such mistakes happen, rest assured that I will correct them. Additionally, the appearance of an advertisement should not be construed as an endorsement by me of the goods and services being advertised, unless I specifically state my endorsement, as I clearly would for the aforementioned mason jar.

About the Editor:
Matthew J. Kirby is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of middle grade and YA novels, including The Clockwork Three, Icefall, The Lost Kingdom, The Quantum League, the Dark Gravity Sequence, the Assassin’s Creed series, Last Descendants, and A Taste for Monsters. He has won the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, the PEN Center USA award for Children’s Literature, and the Judy Lopez Memorial Award, and has been named to the ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults lists. He is also a school psychologist, and currently lives in Utah with his wife and three step-kids.

Recent posts by Matthew J. Kirby

How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits