Matthew Vernon Whalan is a writer living in southern Vermont. He has published essays and articles in CounterPunch, The New York Journal of Books, eoinhigginswriting.com, The Berkshire EdgeThe Berkshire RecordOpEd News, and other newspapers, magazines, and websites.

His first book, The Little Book of Freedom, was published in 2013 by School Center Incorporated and Troy Bookmakers.

He has published fiction in Foliate Oak, Hitherto, Literary Orphans, The Berkshire Edge, Aberration Labyrinth, and other newspapers and literary journals.