icon caret-left icon caret-right instagram pinterest linkedin facebook twitter goodreads question-circle facebook circle twitter circle linkedin circle instagram circle goodreads circle pinterest circle

Matt's Occasional Writing Blog

Ellysian Press Halloween Sale

Be the first to comment

The Next Yonder & Far Adventure!

I'm pleased and thrilled to announce that John Yonder and Captain Far's next adventure will be published by the good folks at Ellysian Press. Book 2 of the Yonder & Far series, tentatively titled The Tarot Tale, has been accepted by my publisher. More strange fae, more deadly battles, more Custom, and the 1800 presidential election set the stage for Yonder, Far, and Mary Faulkner's next exciting tale. 

Be the first to comment

The Mountain on Sale

So apparently Amazon has put my epic fantasy novel, The Mountain, on sale. Not something my publisher (or I) had planned, but it's appreciated nonetheless. I don't know how long it will last, but you can get a physical copy of The Mountain for $10.08--more than half off the initial list price of this 700+ page book. Click the book cover image for a link to the Amazon page.


Be the first to comment

My “Best of” List on Shepherd.com

There's a new website that curates "best of" lists for novels called Shepherd.com. Basically, authors create a top-5 list of books (best summer reads set in Iceland, best gothic mysteries with an animal sidekick, that kind of thing). My own contribution--best historical fantasy with a twist of myth and magic--is up now. The link is here. 

Matt's List of Best Historical Fantasy with a Twist of Myth and Magic

Be the first to comment



Boston 1798. Two fae gentlemen team up with a fortune-teller to catch a man who has stolen a magical lock of hair.


"Highly recommended." -- The Historical Fiction Company (5/5 stars)

Be the first to comment

Mythbehaving Podcast

Check out the latest episode of the Mythbehaving Podcast with yours truly on the hot seat.



Be the first to comment

The Mountain is a Fantasy Finalist

I'm pleased to announce that The Mountain was named as one of six finalists for the fantasy category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.



Be the first to comment


It's Book Release Day!


I'm thrilled, pleased, and delighted to announce that Yonder & Far: The Lost Lock is now available in print and e-reader. It's my first book with Ellysian Press, and it came out great!


Here's the link: Yonder & Far


Thanks so much for giving it a read, and if you like it, please leave a review wherever you can. Enjoy!


- Matt

Be the first to comment

A Lil’ Lotl

"I can see into your soul."

A few weeks ago, I was blissfully unaware of what an axolotl was. But thanks to a naturally curious and highly enterprising 10-year-old son, we're now the proud owners of one. Meet Mango. He(?) is the newest addition to the Lucas family, and what a unique pleasure it is to have him.


For those who may be unfamiliar with these critters, Wikipedia defines the axolotl as "a paedomorphic salamander related to the tiger salamander ... unusual among amphibians in that they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis." Mango enjoys cold water (you have to keep the tank under 70 degrees), moonwalking on the slick floor (you can't have gravel in the tank; apparently their little feet are delicate), and staring with his little, unblinking black eyes straight into your soul.


Be the first to comment

The Lost Lock Now Available for Pre-Order!

Now Available for the Pre-Order Price of $3.99 (until May 17)

I'm very pleased to announce that The Lost Lock (Book 1 of Yonder & Far) is now available for pre-order on your Kindle reader! The special pre-order price of $3.99 will be good until the book releases on May 17. Get your copy now at the link below...




Be the first to comment