Matt Manochio

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I've been writing and editing professionally for my entire adult life. I spent most of that time in the newspaper business. Writing novels is what I enjoy doing the most, and I'm fortunate enough to have Samhain Publishing backing my debut, The Dark Servant. Those of you who enjoy Christmas, mayhem and demons will love it. When I'm not writing, I'm wrangling my toddler from mischief.

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Matt Manochio Glenn, thanks for asking, and congrats again on your flurry of activity with Samhain Publishing (for those unfamiliar with Glenn, he's a horror author…moreGlenn, thanks for asking, and congrats again on your flurry of activity with Samhain Publishing (for those unfamiliar with Glenn, he's a horror author worth checking out). To answer your questions:
1. Salem's Lot. I read it in a 24-hour period during a break from college and it totally absorbed me.
2. As for which AC/DC album gets the most play in my car: whatever the most current album is at the time. So, currently it's Live at River Plate, and in a few weeks it will be Rock or Bust.(less)
Matt Manochio Hi Shana, thanks for asking. I remember the date: 12/23/12. That's when I began writing The Dark Servant. I got the idea a few weeks beforehand and…moreHi Shana, thanks for asking. I remember the date: 12/23/12. That's when I began writing The Dark Servant. I got the idea a few weeks beforehand and was able to really dive in when my Christmas break from work began. As for how long: around 4.5 months. Keep in mind. I have my day job and a toddler and other responsibilities, so it wasn't like I was in front of my computer 24/7 for almost 5 months. I usually could count on a solid three hours of writing a day after work. And I wrote when I could on the weekends. I submitted and got acceptance in May 2013, and was able to comb through and perfect the manuscript before officially delivering it on July 1, 2013. I got the edited and copy-edited manuscript back in August 2014 (that's right--a whole year later and then some) and went through it again to make changes (minor ones, copy/style mostly) and returned it to my editor a few weeks later. One thing I've learned: You're never done writing until the book is actually off to the presses. I'm sure I could go back to it now and find something I'd like to change.(less)
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Many people, me included, are a little put off by this story about a big-game hunter from Kentucky killing a beautiful and apparently rare giraffe species in Africa.


Here’s what she said about it according to The UK Sun: “Prayers for my once in a lifetime dream hunt came true today! Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite a while. I knew it...

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