2018 Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Fiction by the Western Writers of America
2018 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Western Novel by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
2018 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for Best Young Adult Western Novel for Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival
2018 Willa Award for Best Historical Fiction by Women Writing the West for Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival
2018 Finalist, High Plains Book Award for Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival
2018 Finalist, Will Rogers Medallion Award for Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival
2017 Norton Island Artists’ Residency
2017 LitPick 5-Star Award
2013 Western Writers of America’s Spur Award for Best Western Short Novel
2010 Finalist, Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for Short Fiction
2010 Finalist, Western Writers of America’s Spur Award for Short Fiction
Author interview in Wild West Magazine.
Guest blog post at Wonders & Marvels.
Interview at Vermont Public Radio.
Interview in Lowestoft Chronicle, Issue #16.
Interview at Henry’s Western Round-up.
Reviewed and interviewed at Buddies in the Saddle.
I get spurred and branded at Western Fiction Review.
Talking about writing at Booklife, Interviews:
Grizzly Wrestling: Matthew P. Mayo on the Writing Life and Mauled by Grizzlies: Matthew P. Mayo on Writing the West.
Here it is: The Manliest Podcast Interview Ever! ArtofManliness.com.
It is indeed a meeting of the minds at Education of a Pulp Writer.
I play 7 Questions with David Cranmer at Gutter Books.
An interview, as part of Black Horse Westerns Weekend: The Tainted Archive.
I loved Cowboys, Mountain Men, and Grizzly Bears. It’s absolutely terrific. What a saga of the Great American West.
—Howard Frank Mosher, award-winning novelist
An excellent variety of great stories, told in superb narrative style.
—John D. Nesbitt, Spur Award-winner and author of Trouble at the Redstone
Matthew’s writing is top-notch, and a name to watch in the western genre. I can’t wait to see what he does next.
—Larry D. Sweazy, award-winning author of the Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series
Matt Mayo is … kicking butt and taking names. I loved Roamer: Wrong Town, and can’t wait for the next one in the series. This is fiction writing at its best, and some of the best writing you’ll find in the Western field. If you’re a fan of well-written Westerns, you won’t regret adding this one to your collection, and you’ll have a damn good time doing it.
— Peter Brandvold (aka Frank Leslie), best-selling Western author
The man knows the West, and, better still, knows how to tell a story.
—Andrew Vietze, author of Becoming Teddy Roosevelt
Matt is one of the new pulp masters. He can write in any genre and write damn fine.
—David Cranmer, author and publisher of Beat to a Pulp
Mayo is a breezy yarn-spinner, the kind you’d like to sit around a pot-bellied stove with on a cold night.
Mayo writes pulpy short fiction—pulpy in the best sense of the word—in a variety of genres, and he also pens Western novels that are simultaneously action-packed and character-driven, fast-moving and deeply layered. And there’s … dark humor and biting wit, too!
—Jeremy Jones, D&D Insider