Happy Labora Day!


Big news. Labora Editions is going to do a print run of my very recent historical fiction Surfing with Mel. Naturally, I’d be thrilled about any kind of print run, but Labora Editions isn’t just any kind of publisher.

Not too terribly long ago books were works of craft, at least, often works of art. So it shall be again, I believe. I call Labora Editions a publishing studio, rather than a company, because I alone constitute the whole operation at present, but also because the quality to which I aspire is of a kind more native to art than to commerce.

Release date is October 1. Please spread the word. And keep checking Labora Editions for production photos!


  1. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    Excellent, excellent news. October’s shaping up to be a big month for Catholicish writers.

  2. Imelda/Sophia, O.P. says

    Hooray! And congratulations.

    So, the ora part is forthcoming?

  3. Jonathan Webb says

    This is what my people have been waiting for, an independent print edition. A green light may be in the works. Hopefully, your flexible on numbers.

    But really, way to go Matthew.

  4. Bravo Matt! That’s a well deserved honor for sure!

  5. Mazel tov!

  6. notrelatedtoted says


  7. Congratulations Matthew!

  8. Matthew Lickona says


  9. You’ve cleared the way magnificently for “The Fox’s Confessor” as the next obvious choice for the L&O treatment – and not a moment too soon…

    But seriously, good going, pal.


  10. Ironic Catholic says

    Fabtastiment news!

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