Jason Matthews

Biography

Jason Matthews is an author, speaker and publishing coach working with writers around the world. His specialties include building author platform, selling at retailers, social media, blogging and SEO. He can be contacted through his websites:

http://EbookSuccess4Free.wordpress.com/
http://www.TheLittleUniverse.com
http://Your-Own-Free-Website.com/

He teaches author training videos at Udemy and other retailers - https://www.udemy.com/u/jasonmatthews/

Jason lives in Pismo Beach, California. He's a skier, soccer player, beach-lounger and loves a game of chess or scrabble.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Mom was a single, working parent when I was in diapers, and we moved around a lot. I lived in six different houses and three different states by age 10. These included Chapel Hill NC, Lexington MA, Cincinnati OH and Medford OR.
I adopted the local accent wherever we went and learned slightly different American cultures. This probably gave me an open mind to ways of thinking about things, but it also fostered some resentment to moving around and having to make new friends. I just wanted to stay in one place and grow roots.
When did you first start writing?
Mom used to take dictation when I was 4 or 5 for story ideas, very basic stories as you can imagine. After that my writing career was on hold until about age 21, when I began The Little Universe. I had no idea where it would go, but the premise was enough to keep me attached.
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Where to find Jason Matthews online


Where to buy in print


Videos

Book Trailer Video The Little Universe by Jason Matthews
What if you could create a universe: a miniature self-enclosed universe? Imagine having probing cameras that could focus to any star or planet looking for life. And once you found life, what if you could accelerate time and watch it evolve? What might you find?

Books

Extreme Skiing and Psychedelic Mushrooms: The Art of Chasing Fear
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Price: Free! Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Extreme skiing and psychedelic mushrooms don't normally go together, but after Josh agrees to join Sam and Rudy on a backcountry adventure, he quickly realizes the trek is more than he bargained for. When the guys are joined by Tess, a ski instructor and the girl of Josh's dreams, he knows he'll do anything to impress her, even losing his wits on mind-altering drugs as he seeks to ski The Edge.
Shep Dreams of Home
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Price: Free! Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It's a bedtime story and a children's story for all of us. Shep, an unwanted puppy with a big head and long teeth, is rejected by his owners for accidentally bumping into things, including them. All he wants is a good and loving home. Instead, he finds himself out on his own in a dangerous world.
Get On Google Front Page
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,530. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Web / search engines
Get on Google front page. Read the latest collection of SEO tips for 2011. You'll learn to: -pick the very best keywords, short-tail and long-tail -add meta tags with meta description to page source -optimize the text and images within website pages -get your URL backlinks out to thousands of sites -monitor visitors trends -build online platform, increase visibility -and so much more.
How to Make Your Own Free Website: And Your Free Blog Too
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,740. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Web / page design
(4.00 from 1 review)
How to Make Your Own Free Website teaches how to: Make free websites and blogs, Customize Your Widgets, Sell with PayPal buttons, Drive traffic with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Maximize SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Rise in Google-Yahoo-Bing rankings, Submit free Online Articles and Press Releases, Grow an Email List of Contacts, And do it all for free. You'll save time, money and effort.
How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks - All for Free
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,650. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Everything for self-publishing. Save time, money, energy and sell ebooks. Like ten books in one, the only source for what you need to succeed. Updated for 2014.
Jim's Life
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Series: Little Universe, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,820. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2009. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A soul transfer has Jim awaken in the hospital in someone else’s body. He has no memory of his past life or awareness of the crime committed before the near-fatal accident, a felony done by the body’s previous occupant. Already a person of global interest due to the rape case, coma and miraculous recovery from brain-death, Jim still has a more stunning surprise.
The Little Universe
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Series: Little Universe, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,750. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2009. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Rose Adams, spiritual scientist, bets her atheist husband she will convince him that some form of God must exist. The only problem; now she’s dead. Webster, astronomer and inventor, carries out Rose’s final project. If it works, it will house a self-contained miniature universe. The project does work, and the discoveries Webster finds within are beyond comparison. His world is forever changed.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jason Matthews

  • Oh Gran! on Sep. 16, 2011

    Very nice short story for grandparents, grandkids and the kid within all of us. Good life reminders. I enjoyed it.
  • Luna the Autobiography of a Super Cat on Sep. 16, 2011

    Cute short story written from a cat's perspective, including life on a farm in Australia, interactions with humans, kangaroos, dangerous cats and more. A good story for cats, cat lovers, and animal people in general.