About Matt Pelicano

Matt Pelicano was born in Central New York and by age 10 was already writing poems, lyrics, music, and stories. At the age of 17, Matt published his first compilation of poetry, followed by a second, one year later. At age 18, Matt’s poetry was featured with a centerfold spread in the New York Span and numerous inclusions in the monthly poetry journal, Omnific. Recently, one of Matt’s children’s books, Philbert LaRue had a Hole in his Shoe, was compared with the works of Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein.

Matt’s latest children’s novel,
Tabouli: The Story of a Heart-Driven Diabetes Alert Dog seeks to raise awareness of diabetes alert dogs and the vital work they perform, while encouraging those suffering with juvenile diabetes to always “follow the adventure” and live life to the fullest. Recommended by world-renown dog trainer, Debby Kay, “Tabouli perfectly captures the spirit and journey of a remarkable service dog.”

A widower, Matt has three grown children, Andy, Joey and Megan, and lives in Greenville, South Carolina.

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A Butterfly in Paris

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Esmée Délancourt was perfectly happy never to leave her quiet home in Saint-Denis-lès-Chevreuse, France. But when the doors of the commuter train bound for Paris slide closed, trapping her inside, she finds herself an unwilling participant in an adventure through the City of Lights.

As Esmée struggles to find her way home again, the little butterfly meets a cast of characters and witnesses a world of wonders she could never have imagined. Through danger, love, and loss, she comes to understand the meaning of the word home and the symbolism hidden in a sculpture tucked away in the Louvre Museum; a sculpture her mother used to teach an important childhood lesson.

Ages: 11 years - Adult
Category: Fiction
Publisher: April Fool Publishing

Pre-Release Date: April 1, 2020
Release Date: April 10, 2020