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Matthew J. Prigge

Matthew J. Prigge - Ghostwriter

Milwaukee, WI, United States

Experienced and award-winning author offering ghostwriting and editing services. Author of four books and numerous articles.

Overview

I am an experienced author with an active and lively writing style. I have published three books, with a fourth due out in 2018. I have been a working professional freelancer for seven years, focusing on local history, biography, offbeat history, true crime, and baseball. I feel that the term "creative non-fiction" best describes my style and voice. If you have an exciting story to tell, I can truly make it come to life. I would feel most comfortable working in a narrative structure, which could cover memoir and biography, as well as local histories. I am new to ghostwriting, but eager to get started. I consider myself to be a quick and efficient worker and can provide competitive rates depending on your specific project. I also offer proposal writing services. I have written successful proposals on three of my four books (the other was self-published) and have a good feel for the marketplaces on books covering true crime and sports. Thank you for considering my services.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Entertainment History Sports & outdoor recreation True Crime

Awards

  • 2016 Milwaukee County Historical Society Gambrinus Award for Outlaws, Rebels, & Vixens
  • 2015 USA Book News Best True Crime Book Award, Milwaukee Mayhem
  • 2013 William Best Hesseltine Award, The "Girl-Man" of Milwaukee

Work experience

Freelance blogger, columnist

Expressmilwaukee.com
September, 2011 – Present (over 6 years)

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Milwaukee Mayhem: Murder and Mystery in the Cream City's First Century

Matthew J. Prigge

From murder and matchstick men to all-consuming fires, painted women, and Great Lakes disasters--and the wide-eyed public who could not help but gawk at it all--"Milwaukee Mayhem" uncovers the little-remembered and rarely told history of the underbelly of a Midwestern metropolis. "Milwaukee Mayhem" offers a new perspective on Milwaukee's early years, forgoing the major historical signposts fou... read more

From murder and matchstick men to all-consuming fires, painted women, and Great Lakes disasters--and the wide-eyed public who could not help but gawk at it all--"Milwaukee Mayhem" uncovers the little-remembered and rarely told history of the underbelly of a Midwestern metropolis. "Milwaukee Mayhem" offers a new perspective on Milwaukee's early years, forgoing the major historical signposts fou... read more

Manitowoc (Images of America)

Ed Prigge, Matthew J. Prigge

Founded as a city in March 1870, Manitowoc was a thriving farming and port community with a diverse population of German, Irish, Polish, and Norwegian immigrants that grew into a manufacturing center on the Great Lakes and a picturesque home to generations of hardworking people. Vintage images highlight the people, businesses, and industries that make its fascinating and rich history. From pio... read more

Founded as a city in March 1870, Manitowoc was a thriving farming and port community with a diverse population of German, Irish, Polish, and Norwegian immigrants that grew into a manufacturing center on the Great Lakes and a picturesque home to generations of hardworking people. Vintage images highlight the people, businesses, and industries that make its fascinating and rich history. From pio... read more

Outlaws, Rebels, & Vixens: Motion Picture Censorship in Milwaukee, 1914-1971

Matthew J. Prigge

For nearly 60 years, the Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission (MMPC) had the last word on what was suitable for exhibition at local movie theaters. Born of the high ideals of the Progressive Era, the MMPC evolved into one of the nation's strictest censor boards, and kept hundreds of scenes and films from playing in Milwaukee that ran elsewhere with little to no interference. From the bawdy anti... read more

For nearly 60 years, the Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission (MMPC) had the last word on what was suitable for exhibition at local movie theaters. Born of the high ideals of the Progressive Era, the MMPC evolved into one of the nation's strictest censor boards, and kept hundreds of scenes and films from playing in Milwaukee that ran elsewhere with little to no interference. From the bawdy anti... read more

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