Born and raised in small-town Ontario, Matt Kirkby is a romantic dreamer who specializes in writing tales of high fantasy and pulp-style science fiction and space operas. He draws his inspiration from all diverse sources and ideas: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gothic Horror, Pastoral Nature.
He started his writing career submitting fan fiction for numerous Star Wars and TransFormers fanzines, but has since moved on to writing professionally.
He published his first novel, A Wyrm In The Heart in 2004.
He lives a double life, writing classy sci-fi and fantasy for fun under his own name, and penning gay erotica under the pen name of Frank Sol.
When not writing, Matt spends his time helping his partner with his hand-crafted rocking chair business -- www.OffYourRocker.ca -- and trying to maintain some control over his cat. He still thinks that no gift is better than a new book.
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Kitty Kat Ku
A collection of Haiku inspired by my cats. See the world from their perspective and listen to their innermost thoughts.
Dewdrops Or Dragonscales
A knight's journey through a magical land as he quests to slay a dragon. The story is told as a collection of haiku poems, as if written while on the road.
The Horror From The Sea
Lily York has slipped away from the ever-present bustle of Hollywood for the quiet comforts of Orpheus Island. She was looking for some rest and relaxation off the coast of Austrailia, but meets up with an ex-boyfriend. Soon the island is overrun with hungry predators and the resort is at the mercy of the Horror From The Sea!
Vector Of Infection
Scott Maxwell is a small-town cop. A rash of muggings spreads through town and he soon finds himself caught up in a conspiracy between a group of terrorists ready to unleash horrific bio-engineered plagues onto the world and the secret soceity dedicated to stopping them.
All is not well within the barony. A cult dedicated to mysterious Mother is spreading and people are vanishing.
A brave band of adventurers venture to discover the truth behind the cult and the terrible demonic dragons plaguing the northlands.
Earth and its alien-sponsored colonies and their allies are locked in a losing war against a seemingly limitless horde of Von Neuman-style machines. Can Earth be saved or will it fall to the Devastators?
With Honor Veiled
Yoshitune is a young samurai who has ventured into the streets of Edo. While there, he soon discovers that beings out of myth are walking the streets. After meeting up with a world-weary Tengu, Yoshitsune and Tomiko become involved with the centuries old plotting of the villianous Naga and the fate of the Tokugawa Shogunate is at stake.
Reap What You Sow
Centuries ago, the Empire of Salidaraselom overthrew the Elf Kingdoms and established the rule of men. Time passed and now the empire's borders have been overrun by the Keli'cairn Horde and civilization is falling into chaos. Within the capitol, a group of alchemists and sorcerers conduct desperate experiments in a last desperate attempt to find some weapon with which to save the crumbling empire.
The Death Of Hope - A Tale of Lovecraftian Horror
Father Julian Barabbas
Three men travelling across 1900's Arizona when their train breaks down. Now they are trapped in the decaying wierd west town known as the Death of Hope. While the train's crew attempt to repair their steam engine, something begins to prey on the stranded travellers. The Death Of Hope might becomes the death of them all!