Matt Mendez

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Matt Mendez is the author of Twitching Heart, a remarkable debut with intricately weaved stories and characters  that are nuanced and powerful.  From a husband hoping to save his marriage with the help of a mysterious faith healer to an airman’s first time at war, from a widower’s desperate deal with an angel to a father’s perilous journey with his daugher across a dystopian desert, Matt reveals an American Southwest as rarely portrayed, as the cultural center of our time.

His second book, Barely Missing Everything, is set to be published in 2019 by Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Atheneum Books.