Stacey Matson went to the University of British Columbia to work on her MA in Children's Literature. She has worked as an educational and interpretive programmer for cultural sites in Calgary, developing children's theatre pieces, school programs, and summer programming for all age levels. She also worked with youth for the past seven years as the Parliamentary Tours and Education Outreach Manager for the Library of Parliament in Ottawa.

Stacey Matson's first book, A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius (Scholastic Canada $14.99) was published in 2014. It follows Arthur Bean, a soon-to-be a rich and famous author, at least in his mind. Arthur 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. Arthur is in turns outrageous, defiant, and unintentionally hilarious as we peek over his shoulder at his reading journals, notes from his long-suffering teachers, his offbeat articles for the school newspaper - even the emails he sends to writing partner Kennedy.


A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius (Scholastic Canada 2014) $14.99