Thank you for visiting my new and improved website!

I’m excited to announce the launch of The Gleeman’s Tales Duology! It’s been seven years since the initial idea for Gleeman’s Tales inked itself onto my page, and I am finally ready to share it with the world. Both books will be available for purchase (print & e-book) on June 6th. E-books are up for pre-orders if you want to secure your copy. I appreciate your support and will continue to keep you updated on future additions to my “Bookshelf.”

As any indie writer will tell you, reviews are what keep the world spinning, so if you purchase a copy, I would greatly appreciate your thoughts in the form of a review. Thank you in advance and happy reading!

[Exit, pursued by a bard.]

Independent Bookstore Day 2021

One of my favorite Saturdays of the year is Independent Bookstore Day, and that day is April 24th. It is a day to really show how appreciative we are of these businesses which have taken such a hit, not only with the pandemic, over the last year, but over the last decade and more.

Three independent bookstores (from New York, and Delaware, to North Carolina) are carrying signed copies of Gleeman’s Tales and The Harbinger of Change, and I want to highlight them, this year.

In New York, celebrating its first spring in business is a new/used bookstore in the town of Walden called Blue Fox Books. Blue Fox has both Gleeman’s Tales and The Harbinger of Change. https://www.facebook.com/Bluefoxbookshop.

In Wake Forest, North Carolina there is a cozy little bookstore called Page 158 Books run by the sweetest people. I spent a lot of time during college perusing their stacks. Page 158 Books has signed copies of both Gleeman’s Tales and The Harbinger of Change. (They will also ship to you, as I know quite well.)https://www.page158books.com/gleemans-tales; https://www.page158books.com/harbinger-change-book-two-gleemans-tales-duology

In Bethany Beach, Delaware, steps from the soft sandy beach, is my favorite vacation bookshop, Bethany Beach Books. I have gotten more than a few beach reads from their shelves, and they were the first shop to carry any of my books. (I may also be having a signing there this summer!). Bethany Beach Books carries signed copies of both Gleeman’s Tales and The Harbinger of Change and will ship. https://www.bethanybeachbooks.com/local-authors/gleemans-tales-matthew-travagline?rq=gleeman%27s%20tales

Of course, these are only shops that carry my own books, but I would encourage you to find your own local shops and patronize them through out the year, not just on one day, but on IBD, we celebrate what makes independent bookstores such special places!

The Gleeman’s Tales duology, Available at Blue Fox Books

Walden, NY

Readers in the Mid-Hudson Valley now have an indie bookstore carrying signed copies of both Gleeman’s Tales, and The Humanity Edict. There on the local author shelf at Blue Fox Books, which is in the heart of Walden (a short ride from I-84). There is a free municipal parking lot behind the store, so no need jockey for on-street parking.

Blue Fox Books just had their grand opening in February (of 2021). They’ve got a nice assortment of gently used and new books. I’ve already padded out my TBR pile after half an hour inside.

Once things from Covid-19 level out and events are safer, I’m going to work with them to set up readings on site, which I’m beyond excited for! Be sure to check out and support the newest indie bookstore to the area.

The Gleeman’s Tales Duology, Coming Soon to Wake Forest, NC Independent Bookstore!

Page 158 Books, an independent bookstore located in Wake Forest, North Carolina will soon stock signed copies of both Gleeman’s Tales and The Harbinger of Change.

Page 158 Books holds a special place in my heart. It was my go-to bookstore while I attended NCSU. I am honored, after buying many great reads at the recommendation of their wonderful staff, to have my books counted amongst their shelves.

In casual conversation, Dave, the bookshop’s owner, recommended Adrian Tchaikovsky’s sci-fi novel, Children of Time. I picked it up on a whim. It quickly became one of my favorite space-SF novels (which is not a genre that I usually gravitate toward (pun intended)).

This is the first chance you have to get copies of both Gleeman’s Tales and The Harbinger of Change signed and doodled. There will be specialized links for both books once they are set up, so keep an eye out on my socials for those links.

Page 158 Books will ship. I can attest to this. Living in New York, they are my primary bookstore and have no complaints, shipping books to me as I order them.

I hope you are all staying safe in these turbulent times.

Happy Reading!

Gleeman’s Tales, Available at Bethany Beach Books!

Reading is the ultimate act of social distancing.

If you’re looking for your next quarantine book, your next beach read, or if you want to read about an apocalypse that focuses on the return of culture and storytelling after the end, I believe I have written a duology for you.

Gleeman’s Tales is currently available for order from Bethany Beach Books, in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Even if you’re not local to the shop (I’m not) you can call and order the book over the phone. They kind folks in the shop will ship the book to you! The best part is that you’ll be getting exclusively signed and doodled copies from them.

This is a great way to not only support an indie author, but also to support an indie bookstore!

Happy Reading!