Kicker and Flinnder are Happy to Introduce Matt Stinnett


Matt Stinnett with Flinnder low res

With the retirement of Ms. Bronowski, Ms. Meyer had the daunting task of finding a new illustrator who could stay true to our characters while bringing the same level of creativity. Through the recommendations of others Ms. Meyer was blessed to find the talented Matt Stinnett.  Halloween Helpers is their first collaboration and Ms. Meyer could not be happier with the outcome. (Please read more about Matt on his Facebook page Matty’s Mayhem.) Matt and Bonnie have found that they have some very interesting things in common, particularly that they both have birthdays on Halloween. It was perfect that their first collaboration would be Halloween Helpers.

Growing up in a large family, surrounded by brothers, sisters and cousins, gave Matt a happy childhood and the fertile imagination that led him to a life in the arts. Matt is a 1986 graduate of The American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL. He has been working as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist ever since.

He also enjoys acting, song writing and music performance, when time allows. Matt is a lifelong resident of Lowell, Indiana where he and his wife Jenny raised their son Benjamin and their daughter Katie.



Book Six Available Soon

lily low res for website

Halloween Helpers will be available soon! This is the sixth book in the series and the first to be illustrated by Matt Stinnett. Read more about him on his page on this site and please visit his Facebook page “Matty’s Mayhem”. Matty’s Mayhem

Kicker, Flinnder and all their friends are excited to go trick or treating. But, Lily the little brown bat doesn’t know what to be. Kicker and Flinnder help her decide and when Lily’s Mom’s sewing machine stops working, Kicker’s Mama helps her make Lily’s costume. There is much more to the story. Stay tuned for the release date.