Matt Chatelain

Biography

Born in Ottawa, fifty-two years ago, I have been the owner of a used bookstore I opened in Ontario, since 1990. I have been writing since I was ten. Beginning with poetry, I quickly moved on to short stories and non-fiction pieces. I stayed in that format for many years, eventually self-publishing a franchise manual, as well as a variety of booklets.
Having semi-retired from the bookstore, I embarked on the project of writing my first serious novel, which I expanded to a four-book series after discovering an incredible mystery hidden within a French author's books.
My interests are eclectic. I like Quantum Physics,Cosmology, history, archaeology, science in general, mechanics, free power, recycling and re-use. I'm a good handyman and can usually fix just about anything. I'm good with computers. I love movies, both good and bad, preferring action and war movies. I can draw and paint fairly well but am so obsessed with perspective and light that I cannot think of much else. I am too detail-oriented.
I have been around books all my life. In my mid-forties, I decided to focus on writing as my future job. It took me five years to learn the trade. Now I know how fast I can write and how to develop my story and characters. I always wage an internal war to decide if my next story is going to be a mild mystery or a big stake epic. So far the big stakes are winning

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I just finished 'The Vostok Juncture'. It has a planned release for Jan 2014. It's an action/murder mystery, set in Vostok Station, Antarctica. A bobsled run of a story, it grabs you from the first sentence. It lets go on the last. My next planned project will be 'The AntiCorp', a story following a man intent on destroying corporations and the corporation attempts to stop him. It will be an action story.
What is your writing process?
I start out by writing a story outline, which gets expanded into a fairly detailed synopsis. This is also a time of research, aimed at obtaining a good understanding of the story background. Basing myself on the outline, I write the first draft. It is the creative part of the process so any research is offset until second draft. Second draft gives me the first chance to review story for plot holes and basic character mistakes. I also plug in whatever research is missing. After that, the editing process starts. It is rigorous, often taking longer than the writing of the novel.
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Books

The Greyman- The Lost Years
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,510. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Lost Years are the background story of what Paul Sirenne gets up to as the Greyman. Originally removed from 'The Greyman', it has been provided to fans of the Sirenne Saga because of your many requests. Enjoy!
The Vostok Juncture
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Two miles beneath the Antarctic ice lies Lake Vostok. Dark. Forgotten. The way it should be. Until now. Scientists have found evidence of gold down there and - alien life. Arthur Sinclair, Chairman of AmCorp, plans to coerce the Vostok station scientists to go down to the lake and find the gold. Arthur Sinclair has forgotten one thing. Lake Vostok does not want them there.
The Greyman, Part Four of Four
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Series: The Caves of Etretat, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,290. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
New Version as of Jul-15-2013. Sirenne learns he has been selected to find the Other, the only being strong enough to defeat the Greyman, the oldest immortal on earth. Armageddon is fast approaching as Sirenne tries to understand what is really going on. Everything rests on Sirenne's final decision. Will he be able to accept the real answers behind everything?
The One Book of Etretat, Part Three of Four
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Series: The Caves of Etretat, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 102,270. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In Book Three, the world is in chaos. A pandemic disease is killing all children. Countries are demanding Sirenne's immortality cure. He is trying to find the One Book to stop the coming Armageddon.
My Dream about Mark
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Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This biographical short story reviews a dream I had about a friend, Mark, shortly after he died. It was my only experience with a ghostly visitation, if that's what it was. Judge for yourself.
The Four Books of Etretat: Part Two of Four
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Series: The Caves of Etretat, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 96,610. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
In Book 1, Canadian bookstore owner Paul Sirenne exposed a secret war for a fortress in Etretat's chalk cliffs. In Book 2, Sirenne discovers the reason for the hidden war: the secret of immortality. The Abbey, a thousand-year old organization, is preparing Sirenne for a confrontation against the immortal Greyman. Unfortunately, the serial-killer Weissmuller seems to be playing a game of his own.
The Year Mom Died
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Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This short autobiographical story examines the year when my Mom died. The lessons she learned and those I learned by being there, taught me more about living than about dying.
The Neutral
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Price: Free! Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dirmac Nor is the Neutral, a rare creature who is a natural psycho-detective. He and his assistant, Clem Wilson, go to the remaining Earth Colony, to find out what is causing their communities to revolt and self-destruct. What they find tells them the Empress Empire is in big trouble. The Neutral is an old short story I wrote, intending it to be the first of a Sherlock Holmes in space series.
The Caves of Etretat: Part One of Four
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Series: The Caves of Etretat, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 94,730. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Fantastic new version. Canadian bookstore owner Paul Sirenne heads to the town of Etretat, France, on the trail of a hundred year old mystery hidden in the pages of 'The Hollow Needle', by Maurice Leblanc.Together with Leblanc's great-granddaughter, Sirenne unearths puzzles, codes and historical mysteries, exposing a secret war for control of a cave fortress in Etretat's chalk cliffs.

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