By combining a teaching profession, a stand-up stint, and a theology degree, (it sounds like the start of a joke … a teacher, a comic, and a pastor walk into a bar…) Matthew’s writing serves to educate, entertain, and make readers stop and think about their own lives.
Matthew has published his first novel ShadowLight: a speculative fiction adventure that follows Jonah, a deaf college student, as he is plunged into a trans-millenial conflict between supernatural warrior. He must fight to save his brother, girlfriend, and his new friends – and realize that he cannot save everyone. ShadowLight is available from Misanthrope Press directly or on Amazon (paperback or Kindle)
Matthew is also a regular contributor to the the Creative Minds Anthologies with various short stories novellas.
- The Creative Minds Collection v.1 contains two of Matthew’s stories. “Shattered World” is the ancient history of the Night Walker race found in ShadowLight. “Only Two Came Back” is a modern day novella in which a terrible storm befalls a woman’s husband, father, and brother on their fishing trip.
- “Law at First Sight” (The Creative Minds Collection v.2) explores the theme of “the lesser of two evils” as the first post-apocalyptic baby, raised by machines, must determine whether humanity can survive by the law or by love.
- The Death and Redemption of the Samuels Three is part of Welcome to Havisham Corners – CMC v.3, a themed anthology taking place in a cursed town. Cal Stone, a preacher who has just arrived in Havisham, finds a mystery of familiar circumstances, a ghost boy, and an angry fog and must figure out how they fit together.
Matthew’s current works in progress include a screenplay treatment of ShadowLight, the sequel to ShadowLight – Errant Night, and a middle grade time travel adventure currently titled “Through the Wells in Time.”