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Matt Betts

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in Lima, Ohio, The United States
April 20

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I've been writing for a number of years and had some good fortune in getting my work in print and online venues. I've also contributed as a staff member to a few magazines. I'm a big fan of pop culture. I love old movies; good ones, bad ones, doesn't matter. Actually, I sometimes prefer the bad ones.

My first book, Odd Men Out, was launched in the summer of 2013 from Dog Star Books. It has some steampunk, some alternate history, some horror and a giant lizard. That's plenty for the first book, right?

My second book, Indelible Ink, is an urban fantasy crime story that's sort of my homage to the late Elmore Leonard by way of the Dresden Files. I had so much fun writing this and I think it shows in the book.

I've also written two books of specul
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Matt Betts Writer's block? What's that? Never heard of it!

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Just kidding. I get it all the time. I find it helps me to have more than one project going at a time. If I get stuck when I'm writing one book, I'll work on editing another, or I'll write some poetry to take my mind off whatever brought me to a standstill. Also, I tend to write my stories out of order. I'll write the beginning, then the end, then another scene that I had in my mind. That kind of gives me the chance to move on to a scene somewhere else in the book, so progress doesn't come to a complete halt. (less)
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Odd Men Out

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See No Evil, Say No Evil

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Indelible Ink

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Underwater Fistfight

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Sidekicks!

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Triangulation: Taking Flight

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PRIMER Vol. 01, No. 02

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My speculative poetry collection, Underwater Fistfight, launched this week. It's based on old horror movies, comic books, 80s cartoons, and pulp scifi novels. I'm really thrilled that it's out there in the world for people to read. I had so much fun writing it!
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