Our Story

Stories is a small family business, founded, owned and operated by husband and wife team Matt Miller and Maggie Pouncey. Together we are the parents of two small boys. As founders and parents we believe that a love of stories and storytelling is one of the surest lifelong gifts you can give your children.

Maggie Pouncey is the author of the novel Perfect Reader (Pantheon, 2010). Her work has appeared in Fence, The New York Times Book Review and other places. A teaching artist for over a decade, she has taught writing workshops in many contexts, from poetry workshops for second and third graders in Long Island, to essay writing for inmates at a medium security prison through the Bard Prison Initiative. She has taught high schoolers in all genres of creative writing through Columbia’s summer program and the non-profit Girls Write Now, where she served as the volunteer Curriculum Director, and has taught undergraduates at Columbia University and Barnard College. Maggie received her BA and MFA from Columbia.

Matt Miller comes to Stories as a veteran technology entrepreneur and executive. He has worked in New York technology companies for more than 20 years, with experience in both start-ups and well-established firms. Matt previously served as Chief Technology Officer at Amplify Education, where he led development of several industry-leading literacy and math products, reaching millions of students in all 50 states. Matt is also an active mentor for startups in education technology through the EDGE and NYU StartEd accelerators. Matt holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from Columbia University.