July 15, 2018
Peterson Family photos between 1997 and 2018
July 5, 2018
David and Dean left on their missions!David is going to Billings, Montana (speaking cowboy) and Dean is going to Roseville, California (speaking Hmong).
Dec 11, 2017
Kittens for Christmas!We got kittens, and our dog hasn't eaten them yet!
Jacob broke his wrist.
June 30, 2016
We adopted Alexis!After raising her since birth for 15 months, we finally were able to adopt our second girl, Alexis Lila Peterson!
Dec 30, 2014
We got a new dog!Many prayers, begging, and bribes went into this over the past 15 years. Alicia finally broke down and we
got a dog from the Arizona Small Dog Rescue. She's part basset and part something else like German Shepard.
Her name was Sally but we're calling her Roxie. She's 2 years old and as sweet as can be.
May 8, 2014
We adopted Alora!After raising her since birth for a year, we finally were able to adopt our first girl, Alora Lynn Peterson!
July 14, 2009 (updated Jan 7, 2010)
My New Radio Show!I've been invited to be the host of a new radio show on VoiceAmerica, where I will interview popular authors
in the fantasy and science fiction genres like Anne Rice, Dean Koontz, Terry Pratchett, Christopher Paolini,
Meg Cabot, Eoin Colfer, Diana Gabaldon, Charlaine Harris, Terry Brooks, R. L. Stine, Orson Scott Card, etc.
Click Here for The Author Hour flyer (1.5MB PDF document)
Tell your friends and family, your local library and bookstore, and even your dog about the show!
July 5, 2009
Our House Caught Fire!
Our house caught fire today from an electric skillet that malfunctioned and we lost almost
everything in the house due to fire, smoke, heat, and water damage. Nobody was hurt.
Read the full details at my blog:
– Paraworld Zero hit the top-50 BarnesAndNoble.com bestseller list!|
– Hit the Amazon.com bestseller list in the "Magic and Wizards" category
– Winner of the National Indie Excellence Awards
– Winner of the London Book Festival
– Two-time Winner of the Los Angeles DIY Book Festival
– Second Place in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
– Finalist in the ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards
– Two-time Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards
– Third Place in the Preditors and Editors Best SF Novel Award Poll
– Honorable Mentions from the Hollywood, New York, New England, and Beach Book Festivals
– Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read – Flamingnet TOP CHOICE Award
Update: dispite speaking to over 5 million people on the radio, doing TV, newspaper and online interviews, |
touring in 7 states, giving away 30,000 full-color flyers, 40,000 bookmarks, and 6,000 books / audiobooks,
and placing ads in places like The New York Times, The Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and
Bloomsbury Review, Matthew dropped his publisher in June 2008 because of various distribution and
accounting issues they were having (i.e. they didn't pay him and they weren't fulfilling orders).
After he's finished with Book 2, Matthew will start looking for a new publisher.
The Audiobook and E-Book of Paraworld Zero just came out!|
The audiobook is 12.5 hours long and has 2 narrators
(Matt and Alicia) who did over 100 unique character
voices. The DVD version includes almost 4 hours of
video/audio extras. Listen to a sample HERE.
The E-Book has 30 illustrations like the physical book.
View a sample HERE.
Get the Audio CD (10-disc), MP3-CD, MP3-DVD from http://paraworlds.com/shop
Downloadable audiobook from Audible.com, iTunes.com, Kitabe.com, SpokenNetwork.com, etc.
Matthew's online business has been so successful, he is now devoting most of his time promoting|
his upcoming book, Paraworld Zero, which will come out January 2008 in 6x9 trade paperback.
Matt and Alicia are producing the audiobook as well. Matthew is already participating in fantasy/scifi
conventions, including CopperCon and TusCon. His big tour will begin January 13th, so buy your book
that week from the major bookstores. His book's site, www.paraworlds.com, is getting a big update.
His message board is now ready for fantasy and science fiction fans to use: www.paraworlds.net
And he is now taking pre-orders! Pre-order Paraworld Zero now at www.paraworlds.com/shop/
November 15, 2006
Jared is born!
11/15/06 (6 weeks early). He was quickly flown to St Joe's
hospital, where he stayed for a month and had open heart surgery.
Alicia split her pelvis and was crippled for another month.
Jared has Noonan's Syndrome.
Matt got laid off work and Alicia is in the hospital
-- Alicia went into the hospital on bedrest on Oct 18th and has been there for a month.
-- Matt started his own online business and is helping to manage several other online businesses.
I got a publisher for my book, Paraworld Zero!!!
Windstorm is a large Independent Publisher (they do about 80 books a year). The first print run will be about
10,000 copies. They may even let me do my own book cover . . . which will bump up my royalty checks in
the process. I used pencil and paper, a digital camera, a Wacom tablet (pressure sensitive device for the
computer) and Corel Painter to create this cover. It took me close to 100 hours to do this. Whew!
May 9, 2004
Alicia had her baby...For real this time!!!
May 8, 2002
His due date was June 3rd. If Alicia wouldn't have had him early he would have been a
BIG One! His name is Trent Jay Peterson.