Fun. Quirky. Interactive.

ProseTech is a micro-publisher created by best-selling science and tech author Matthew MacDonald. It makes fun books that can help you conquer the world.

Our Projects

Halfwit to Hero

Our Halfwit to Hero series uses short chapters and online exercises to help you master tech topics like Excel and WordPress.


Our (upcoming) CodeQuest series teaches programming to kids by wrapping the concepts in fantasy and science-fiction stories.

Cthulhu for Kids

Our Cthulhu Halloween project abridges a selection of stories by cosmic horror writer H. P. Lovecraft into more kid-friendly versions.

Other Publishers

If you’re looking for the books Matthew MacDonald has written for other publishers, including the Missing Manuals series for O’Reilly and .NET programming books for Apress, you can find them here.

Young Coder

Young Coder is a publication on Medium for parents and teachers introducing tech topics like programming and web design. You’ll find debates about kid coding and some helpful resources. Silly hype not included.

What’s New

Young Coder is growing…

About a month ago, I launched the Young Coder publication at Medium to cover the field of kid coding and STEM education. Young Coder isn’t mature yet, but it’s slowly growing up.[…]

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Young Coder

Recently, I’ve been thinking about kid coding and the world of tech education. My children are just starting to take their first steps in tech. They’re experimenting with HTML, trying[…]

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My favorite color illusion

10 years ago I wrote a book for O’Reilly that remains one of my favorites to this day. The book—Your Brain: The Missing Manual—is still in print, and every once[…]

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