Matthew Daddona

Matthew Daddona

Editor | Dey Street

Matthew Daddona began his career at Blue Rider/Plume, an imprint of Penguin Random House. At Dey Street, he acquired and edited the indie bestseller The Trump Survival Guide and edited 18 Holes with Bing, a New York Times bestseller. Forthcoming titles include Twilight of the Gods, music critic Steven Hyden’s look at the decline of classic rock as a marketing tool and genre; Guts: The Anatomy of The Walking Dead by Paul Vigna, the first narrative account of the hit TV show’s success and cult following; and White Boy Rick, a memoir by Rick Wershe Jr., the longest-serving nonviolent juvenile offender in the United States, whose story is soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Matthew is also a poet and fiction writer, a poetry submissions reader for SLICE magazine, and the co-host of the Manhattan-based reading series Kill Genre.

You’ve Got the First Word and the Last Word: How to Make the Beginning and the End of Your Book Count

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There is power in an opening line (or an opening scene). It is the parting of a curtain, that first glimpse of the world that lies within a book. It can inform, deceive, entice, and so much more. But we shouldn’t dismiss the ending, either. That’s the drop of the curtain, and it doesn’t necessarily […]