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About Matthew Lysiak

Matthew Lysiak is a nationally recognized journalist and co-author of the young adult memoir of teen scientist Jack Andraka, Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World (Harper Collins, March 2015), and author of Newtown: An American Tragedy (Gallery/Simon & Schuster, December 2013) and co-author of the upcoming series Hilde Cracks the Case (Scholastic 2017), which has been acquired by Paramount. Matthew's original play Heidi’s Monkeys, a psychological horror is performed every October at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport. 
A former reporter for the New York Daily News, Matthew work has appeared in Newsweek and as a contributor on The Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, and countless other national and local media outlets to discuss his work.
Matthew lives in an old bed and breakfast in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania with his wife, Bridget, and his four daughters, Isabel, 12, Hilde, 9, Georgia, 5, and Juliet, 1.