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Brian W. Matthews

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Brian W. Matthews came to writing later in life--roughly at the half-century mark, in fact. It was in the Fall of 2010 that he was approached to contribute a story to the cyberpunk multimedia anthology, Foreshadows: The Ghosts of Zero. He enjoyed that experience so much that he decided to try writing a novel. The result was his debut horror novel, Forever Man, which garnered many positive reviews. His other books include Revelation and The Conveyance.

Brian hales from the southeast Michigan, where he still lives with his wife, daughter, and two step-daughters. When he isn't writing, he is developing investment portfolios. During his off time (what little there is of it), he enjoys golfing, reading, and playing guitar.

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Brian W. Matthews The idea for Revelation happened in the summer of 2013, when I visited Italy. I was standing in St. Peter's Square, marveling at the sheer size of the…moreThe idea for Revelation happened in the summer of 2013, when I visited Italy. I was standing in St. Peter's Square, marveling at the sheer size of the cathedral, and the basic premise for the novel popped into my head. (less)
Brian W. Matthews Hi, Frank. I hope you enjoy Revelation. I'm proud of it, and the initial feedback has been quite positive. I'm looking forward to what you think.
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Forever Man

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Special Dead (Twice Shy, Book II) Special Dead by Patrick Freivald

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Special Dead is the stellar follow-up to Patrick Freivald's debut novel, Twice Shy. The story picks up a year after the end of Twice Shy. Ani Romero is chained to her desk, one of several zombie students being educated while their legal status is debated in court. These Special Dead, as the community calls them, struggle with life and unl... Read more of this blog post »
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An excellent read. Paul Temblay wraps a home invasion story in an blanket of personal doubt and social dissolution. The effect is stifling and wonderful. You can almost feel constricted by the grief of Andrew and Eric, uplifted by Wren's youthful ...more
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Flight or Fright curates for you seventeen terrifying stories related to flight. You will read classics like "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" by Richard Matheson and "Flying Machine" by Ray Bradbury. You also have contemporary stories by Joe Hill, Steven ...more
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"Just finished Dark Rescue... I’m a slow reader; for regular folks it will be a quick read...

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Alma Katsu's brilliant THE HUNGER is beautifully written and thoroughly researched. Ms. Katsu weaves real-life events and supernatural elements into a complex and compelling story about hunger--hunger for power, hunger for love, hunger for ...more
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I gave this book four stars because Mr. Malerman reached for the stars...and almost made it. Inspection is his best work since Bird Box. Not necessarily contemporary horror, this book encroaches on horror literature. Think Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 ...more
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“Regret is the final breath of the weak.”
Brian W. Matthews, Foreshadows: The Ghosts of Zero

“They lied, you know,” said Cpl. Allan Richmond. He hugged the
wall next to Owens. Beside him, PFC Bucky Hatton crouched low, a
Browning 1911 semiautomatic gripped tightly in his hand.

“Who?” asked Bart, glad to be out of the wind and rain, even if it
was only for a short time.

“The assholes who said France was beautiful.”
Brian W. Matthews, Forever Man
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“Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”
Stephen King

“We’re too much ourselves. Afraid of letting go of what we are, in case we are nothing, and holding on so tight, we lose everything else.”
Clive Barker, Imajica

“See, this is my opinion: we all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get put on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age. Told to grow up, for God's sake. And you know why we were told that? Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wildness and youth, and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad of what they'd allowed to wither in themselves.”
Robert R. McCammon, Boy's Life

“I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“Regret is the final breath of the weak.”
Brian W. Matthews, Foreshadows: The Ghosts of Zero

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Christine Hatfield Ok that's fine


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Brian Matthews Christine wrote: "Brian I was wondering if you can autograph your book called forever man please"

I'd be glad to sign one over to you. Please mail your copy to me at 2100 West Road, Trenton, MI 48183, and provide a postage paid return envelope. I'll see that it gets back to you.

Thanks,

Brian


Christine Hatfield Brian I was wondering if you can autograph your book called forever man please


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