Over the years, I've written many things--from journalism to haiku to grocery lists.
I'm most proud of the books though. Here are a few for which I had the honor to serve up the words.


Phoebe and Chub

Illustrated by Sheila Aldridge
Rising Moon : Northland Publishing
* "Delightful"--NPR " * "Sure to become a favorite"--Salt Lake Tribune *
* Finalist for the Western Writer's of America Storyteller Award *

Phoebe, a treefrog, is writing a book with 3 rules:
1--Make Lots of Friends
2--Make Your Wishes Known
3--Enjoy Every Moment!

a 32 page, full color picture book for ages 4 - 8
Signed & Personalized Hardcover Copies Now Available
for $15 (+shipping). If interested, please send
all orders and/or inquiries to contact(at)matthewhenryhall.com

Also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.

Free Download *Tools for Teachers* a companion guide for teachers & parents

And a HUGE Thank You to anyone who's ever bought a copy of Phoebe and Chub!


The Veridic Gardens of Effie Leroux

a story based on a mural by Joe Sorren

On December 9, 1904, Effie Leroux writes in her diary,"At age 56, a widow no less, I feel suddenly as if I'd just awakened . . . ." And so begins The Verdic Gardens of Effie Leroux, an illustrated, fictional narrative based on images from a mural by internationally acclaimed painter, Joe Sorren. Through scenes from the mural and excerpts from Effie’s diaries, books, speeches, and letters, readers will discover Effie, a wealthy American heiress, who falls in love with a renegade Brit who opens up to Effie a new world of radical politics and free love. But Effie has her own ideas, her own more subtle and far-reaching notions for reshaping society, her own garden revolution.

Interested in more details or purchasing a copy of The Veridic Gardens of Effie Leroux?

Full-Color, 32 page, Paperback Copies are now available for $8 (+ shipping).
Please send your order and/or inquiry to



Look Homeward, Aphid
Book One : Rock Salt

first book in a series
Illustrated by Joe Sorren

Both 1st & 2nd editions are SOLD OUT. (dang)
Please check back for updates
on the 3rd edition



Guapo Y Fuerte

a celebration of lucha libre
Murphy Design Inc.
for more info click here





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