Silver in the 2008 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards (Audiobook category)
Paraworld Zero
by Matthew Peterson
2008 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist (Audio Fiction Category)
A Bestselling, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy Novel
The Parallel Worlds Series by Matthew Peterson

9/22/2010 UPDATE: Paraworld Zero has been published in India! Check out the new cover.
7/14/2010 UPDATE: After waiting a full year, we're finally back in our home that was destroyed in a fire. What a relief! Check out my online radio show The Author Hour: Your Guide to Fantastic Fiction. Some of my international best-selling guests include Dean Koontz, Christopher Paolini, Anne Rice, Terry Pratchett, R. L. Stine, Meg Cabot, Diana Gabaldon, Terry Brooks, and L. J. Smith. Also, take a look at my latest interview on TeensReadToo.


        Awards and Accomplishments for Paraworld Zero

Hit the BarnesAndNoble.com Top-50 Bestseller List
Hit the Amazon.com Bestseller List in the "Magic and Wizards" category

Winner of the National Indie Excellence Book Awards (DVD-Fiction)
Winner of the London Book Festival (E-Book)
Two-time Winner of the Los Angeles DIY Book Festival (E-Book, Audiobook)
Silver award from the Mom's Choice Awards (Audiobook)
Second Place in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards (Audiobook)
Finalist in the ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards (Audiobook)
Finalist in the National Best Books 2009 Awards (Audiobook)
Two-time Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (SF/F, Audiobook)
Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read
Flamingnet TOP CHOICE Award for Young Adult Fiction
Third Place for the Preditors and Editors Best SF Novel Award

Honorable Mentions from the Hollywood, New York, New England, and Beach Book Festivals

NEW! The 10-CD audiobook has just been released. Great for schools and libraries.

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Paraworld Zero is a Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read

  Twelve-year-old earthling, Simon Kent, stumbles upon a secret that thrusts him into a bizarre adventure filled with magic, technology and deadly out-of-this-world creatures. He discovers a true friend, confronts his inner demons and becomes the savior to a peculiar race of people, when all he truly wants is to find his way back home.

Parallel to Simon's adventures is a mystery involving a catlike spy and a magical swordsman who both struggle to maintain peace among the paraworlds. But evil lurks in unexpected places, and few people can be trusted. Their paths ultimately lead them to Simon: the one boy who might be able to prevent the biggest assassination attempt in the known paraverse.   "Harry Potter meets Star Wars"   WormsScifi.com


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Audiobook: 12.5 hours, 2 narrators, and 100 voices!
Audio CD: Comes with 10 CDs
MP3-CD: 128 bitrate MP3s on 1 CD
MP3-DVD: 256 bitrate, also includes the E-Book and
                    almost 4 hours of video/audio extras

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6x9 Trade Paperback: 251 pages, 30 illustrations

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Upcoming events that Matthew will be attending:

- Thursdays at 9 am, The Author Hour Talk Radio Show (I'm the host!)
- April 10, 2010, Grand Desert Day in Morristown, AZ
- April 20, 2010, Apache Elementary
- April 21, 2010, Coyote Hills Elementary
- April 26, 2010, Cotton Boll Elementary
- April 28, 2010 at 1-3 pm, Alta Loma Elementary in Peoria, AZ
- May 4, 2010, Vistancia Elementary in Peoria, AZ
- May 5, 2010, Zuni Hills Elementary
- May 11, 2010, Ira A. Murphy Elementary

View the Book Trailer!
Simon Kent is just an ordinary teenager trying to cope with the loss of his parents and the bullies at the local high school . . . or so he thinks. After meeting an outspoken girl with strange hair that changes colors with her mood, he is swept into a futuristic world filled with dragonlike creatures, vast technology, and enslaved giants.

But Simon also stumbles upon a secret: He can perform magic in this parallel world! While fighting mystical creatures, unraveling an ancient mystery, and even experiencing his first kiss, Simon discovers that he, an outsider from Earth, is the only person who can save the high-tech planet from an impending doom.



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- My TV Interview with PBS

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- Paraworld Zero Gets 2 More Awards

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- My Interview with NarniaFans.com

- 2nd Place in the Moonbeam Book Awards

- Paraworld Zero on the Sony Reader

- Honorable Mention at Hollywood Festival

- Dropped my Publisher! Sony Reader, Audio

- Honorable Mention at New York Festival

- Haruah publishes "Letting Go"

- Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist

- Honorable Mention at Beach Book Festival

- BarnesAndNoble.com Bestseller List!

- TV Interview in North Carolina

- NBC talks about Paraworld Zero


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Matthew Peterson and his book, Paraworld Zero, was featured on NBC (channel 12 KPNX in Phoenix, AZ) and on The Artist's Craft (channel 10 in Raleigh, NC). Matthew was also a guest blogger and featured author on several websites including ShoutLife.com, FreshFiction.com, and NarniaFans.com. Watch TV interviews

In 2008, a news article centered on Matthew Peterson's book, Paraworld Zero, life and writing was published by 75 to 100 newspapers with an estimated readership to be in the millions. An email was also sent to over five million opt-in scifi/fantasy readers. Read news articles

Planned Television Arts scheduled 18 morning radio interviews for Matthew in January, which included USA Radio and its 275 nationwide affiliates. Over 5 million listeners heard the interviews. Matthew has many hours of acting and teaching experience. Listen to radio interviews

Matthew exhibited at the 2008 BookExpo America in Los Angeles (booth #5741), the 2008 Public Library Association Conference in Minneapolis (booth #1326), the 2008 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (booth #929), and the New York Book Festival. He is also participating in several fantasy/science fiction conventions including WorldCon, Nebulas, CopperCon, TusCon and the World Fantasy Convention.

View Matthew's full schedule and announcements here.


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Book Information

Title: Paraworld Zero (Parallel Worlds, Book 1)
Author/Illustrator: Matthew Peterson
Narrators: Matthew and Alicia Peterson
Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy / Science Fiction
Ages: 9 and up

6 x 9 Trade Paperback

Publisher: Blue Works (imprint of Windstorm Creative)
Windstorm lost the rights. I'm seeking a new publisher!
Publication Date: January 2008
Pages: 251
Illustrations: 30
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-59092-491-4

Audiobook (12 hours and 28 minutes long)

Publication Dates: July/October 2008

Basic Audiobook MP3-CD (128 bitrate): $29.95.
ISBN: 978-0-9819227-1-3

Premium Audiobook MP3-DVD (256 bitrate): $39.95
Includes E-Book & nearly 4 hours of audio/video extras
ISBN: 978-0-9819227-2-0

10-CD Audiobook (5.4 x 7.5 x 1.3 inches): $49.95
ISBN: 978-0-9819227-3-7
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Paraworlds.com Direct from publisher
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Amazon.com  BN.com 10-Disc

Online Retailers for Paperback
ParaWorlds.com (for new copies)
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Amazon.com
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Most Independent Bookstores
(place a "special order" if not in stock)

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Bookstores, schools, libraries & clubs can contact us directly for special discounts on large orders. Matt does a lot of speaking engagements as well. Just ask.


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Matthew Peterson donates around 13% of his gross earnings to charitable organizations, some of which help clothe and feed the needy.