Matthew Goodman’s debut novel, Hold Love Strong, (2009, Touchstone Fireside [Simon and Schuster]) was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Book and a USA Today New Voices Pick.

From 2010 to 2013, Goodman taught Multi-ethnic American Literature and Creative Writing at Hunter College and served as the Coordinator of the New York Juvenile Justice Initiative.

From 2013-2016, he taught literature and creative writing at Colegio Nido de Aguilas in Santiago, Chile. Currently, Goodman teaches at the University of San Diego and High Tech High International.