Episode 21: Matt Eicheldinger: Educator Turned Author


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Matt Eicheldinger, B.A. '09, M.A. '12 is an educator who used stories from his life to motivate his middle school students. When he found that not only were these stories effective, when written down, they inspired even the most reluctant of readers. This put Matt down a path of becoming a published author. In 2021, he launched a Kickstarter campaign to self-publish Matt Sprouts and The Curse of Ten Broken Toes. When the book became a hit, he was able to sign with an agent who quickly sold Matt Sprouts to a publisher. Matt shares how he became interested in being an educator, how he navigated the process of becoming a published author, and his future plans for more books.

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