I have been a storyteller and teacher for most of my life. I’m a true believer in the power of story to not only entertain children, but to touch their hearts and spark their minds in profound ways. With my first book, The Fall of General Custard or The Overthrow of a Leftover, I am thrilled to be able to share my storytelling with a larger audience, letting the story begin a life of its own in far off homes and classrooms. I love a story that isn’t true, but has truth in it. So with humor, rhyme and a belief that peace is always possible, that is what I wrote. With my amazing co-creator, illustrator Gideon Kendal, I plan to continue to produce fun books that kids, parents and teachers can enjoy and share together.
Matt Damon is a professional storyteller and an elementary classroom teacher who lives in Ashland, Oregon. When Matt is not writing, teaching, or telling stories, he loves to go camping and enjoy the natural world with his daughters, Hana and Maile.