Matthew Arnold Stern is an award-winning writer and public speaker. He has written professionally since 1983 as a technical writer, publicist, and journalist. He published four novels, including Amiga and The Remainders, and a guide to impromptu speaking, Mastering Table Topics. His fifth novel, Christina’s Portrait, is nearing completion.
His achievements include a Distinguished Toastmaster award from Toastmasters International. The Remainders came in third place for literary fiction in the 2023 Incipere Awards. For his technical writing, he won a Distinguished Technical Communications award from the Orange County Society of Technical Communication and an Award of Excellence in the International Online Communications Competition.
He has given presentations and readings at the Muzeo, Commodore Los Angeles Super Show, and Fun A Day Reseda, moderated panels at Loscon, and participated in Indie Author Day at the Anaheim Central Library since 2016.
Matthew grew up in Reseda in the San Fernando Valley, where he graduated valedictorian from Reseda High School and earned a Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Northridge. He lives in Orange County, California and is married with two children, a granddaughter, and lots of pets.