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Stacey Matson

Biography

Stacey Matson

Stacey always wanted to be a writer, but didn’t get around to actually attempting it until a few years ago. The result is her first children’s novel, A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A TOTAL AND COMPLETE GENIUS, a funny and compelling story about thirteen-year-old Arthur Bean --- an aspiring author with an over-inflated sense of self --- who just can’t seem to get it right  with writing, school or friends. 
 
On her path to becoming a writer, Stacey completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre at the University of Calgary and recently earned a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature from the University of British Columbia. She’s currently a Literacy Programmer at the Writers’ Exchange in Vancouver and, every December, she works as a Christmas tree vendor. She has held various positions in the arts across the country, including Parliamentary Tour Program Manager and Education Outreach Manager at the Library of Parliament in Ottawa, Costumed Interpreter at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary and Interpreter at the Vancouver Aquarium. But she took on some more unique challenges to put herself through university, working as a belly dancer in the evenings and as a fairy princess for children’s birthday parties during the day.

Stacey Matson

Books by Stacey Matson

by Stacey Matson - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship
Arthur Bean is ready to have the best year any eighth grader has ever had. With everything lined up so nicely, he's sure his teachers will start to appreciate his true genius this year. Except for the little problem of the movie camera Arthur and Robbie "borrowed" to film their upcoming blockbuster movie. And then Arthur's girlfriend gets jealous of his friendship with Kennedy. And there's the actual co-writing, producing and directing of their film...Drama is definitely on the menu for this year. 
by Stacey Matson - Children's 8-12, Friendship, Humor
Arthur Bean, soon-to-be a rich and famous author, has set two goals for himself: to win the school writing contest and to win the heart of his secret crush, Kennedy. But his life has had some major twists and turns lately, and the recent loss of his mother definitely complicates things.