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Matthew Allard is a writer and an Internet geek. He is the author of two books, To Slow Down The Time (2010) and Pops and Clicks (2013). One his short stories has been adapted into a short film.

He likes music and headphones, coffee, photography, vintage cameras and film, illustration, graphic design, architecture, cycling, tattoos, yoga, and beer.


This is his blog.
I’m sometimes scared of my pages. I’m scared of the days when I run up against a wall and I don’t feel inspired and I feel like putting words down is only making it worse. Do you ever feel like that about something you love? I think it happens every day.
In any case, as it is with so many things, it’s good to face it and it’s good to keep going, keep trying. Sometimes I was scared of my pages. Today, my new book, Pops and Clicks, is finally on sale. I’ve worked very hard on this entire collection and now you can order yourself a copy to read. If you pre-order it, you can get a signed copy from me. Please consider doing that. It’d be wise. You are wise.
About the book though? Thanks for asking. It’s my second collection. And here are the elegant back flap details:

In “When We Are Giraffes,” a lovable graphic artist, battling mental illness, finds comfort and tests the fragile limits of his marriage after purchasing a giraffe outfit from the Home Shopping Channel. In “Love Machine,” a nameless protagonist constructs an elaborate device in hopes of making his crush feel the same way. And in “Everyone Here is Happy,” a teenager explores the ripe edge of adulthood while struggling to connect with her astronaut father who lives—quite literally—in another world. Thoughtful, funny, and surreal, these 9 stories examine modern relationships, from parents and siblings to strangers and lovers, revealing the complex and mysterious ways our lives intersect.

Something else is that some of the things you read on this blog over the past year were actually pulled out of context from stories in the book, things like this thing about Los Angeles, and this character study, and this bit about mad crushin’. Those posts were unexpectedly popular and they gave me hope and encouragement in the days when finishing a thing felt like it was finishing me. Thank you.
So, if you’re interested, please consider visiting PopsAndClicks.com and learning more about the book. As always, grateful-thankful for your support. Hugs, but mostly kisses. xo

I’m sometimes scared of my pages. I’m scared of the days when I run up against a wall and I don’t feel inspired and I feel like putting words down is only making it worse. Do you ever feel like that about something you love? I think it happens every day.

In any case, as it is with so many things, it’s good to face it and it’s good to keep going, keep trying. Sometimes I was scared of my pages. Today, my new book, Pops and Clicks, is finally on sale. I’ve worked very hard on this entire collection and now you can order yourself a copy to read. If you pre-order it, you can get a signed copy from me. Please consider doing that. It’d be wise. You are wise.

About the book though? Thanks for asking. It’s my second collection. And here are the elegant back flap details:

In “When We Are Giraffes,” a lovable graphic artist, battling mental illness, finds comfort and tests the fragile limits of his marriage after purchasing a giraffe outfit from the Home Shopping Channel. In “Love Machine,” a nameless protagonist constructs an elaborate device in hopes of making his crush feel the same way. And in “Everyone Here is Happy,” a teenager explores the ripe edge of adulthood while struggling to connect with her astronaut father who lives—quite literally—in another world. Thoughtful, funny, and surreal, these 9 stories examine modern relationships, from parents and siblings to strangers and lovers, revealing the complex and mysterious ways our lives intersect.

Something else is that some of the things you read on this blog over the past year were actually pulled out of context from stories in the book, things like this thing about Los Angeles, and this character study, and this bit about mad crushin’. Those posts were unexpectedly popular and they gave me hope and encouragement in the days when finishing a thing felt like it was finishing me. Thank you.

So, if you’re interested, please consider visiting PopsAndClicks.com and learning more about the book. As always, grateful-thankful for your support. Hugs, but mostly kisses. xo

(Source: popsandclicks.com)

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    Matthew has the best projects and I’m super excited to finally get this book.
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    Los Angeles, so much of this book was written and edited and stressed over in your coffeeshops. And I live here, and if...
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  6. imsvsims said: I just pre-ordered a copy and I can’t wait to get it. I wish I had stumbled onto you sooner so I could have been a part of your short story subscription project but I’m way late to the game and the epicness that is you. [hug]s from a new admirer.