Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Readers

Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Book Prize

A Publisher's Weekly "Flying Start" book

"This is an incredible book—heartbreakingly funny and utterly un-put-down-able."

— Lauren Myracle, NYT Bestselling author of ttyl
and Thirteen

Amy & Roger's
Epic Detour

Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it's Amy's responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. But since her father died in a car accident, she isn't ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip. . .and has plenty of baggage of his own. But as they drive, Amy finds that the people you least expected may turn out to be the ones you need the most—and that sometimes you have to get lost in order to find your way home.

"One of the most touching, irresistible, and feel-good road trips I've been on in a long, long while. Amy & Roger is a book to love."

— Deb Caletti, National Book Award Finalist

"A near-perfect summer read that should leave readers with a thirst for travel and romance."

— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"This entertaining and thoughtful summertime road trip serves up slices of America with a big scoop of romance on the side."

— Kirkus Reviews

"A classic literary road trip is what Matson delivers in high style…if all road trips were like this, nobody'd ever stay home."

— BCCB

"An emotionally rewarding road novel."

— School Library Journal

Second Chance Summer

What would you do if you got a second chance? A powerful novel about family, love, loss, and cupcakes.

News & Appearances

Y'ALL WEST

Sunday, April 12
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd. 


2pm - BAD BOYS, MANIC PIXIES, LOVE TRIANGLES: TROPES WE LOVE & HATE 

Colet Abedi, Robin Benway, Anna Carey, Katie Cotugno, Leila Howland, Morgan Matson. Moderated by Melissa de la Cruz.



3pm - ONE QUICK QUESTION: LIGHTNING ROUND

Greg Boose, Abigail Haas, Jessi Kirby, Morgan Matson, Sara Raasch, Elissa Sussman, Sonya Sones, Lisa Yee. 


Moderated by MARIE LU &L EIGH BARDUGO


4pm - SIGNING




LA TImes Festival Of Books

USC Campus

Sunday 4/19

3 PM| YA Stage



Young Adult Fiction: I'll Be There For You


A panel discussion with some of my favorite authors and friends!


Jessi Kirby, Robin Benway, Brandi Colbert


Moderated by Aaron Hartzler



4 pm

Book Signing


Pasadena Teen Book Fest


May 23rd

Details to come!





Bay Area Book Festival

June 7th

Details to come!

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