Matthew Sawyer

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I thought, "Maybe, if I use a pen name, readers won't associate the author printed on the book covers of the tainted messes the Pazuzu Trilogy and the Horrid Tales of Wister Town had originally manufactured." And that's what I did. It was a test, but now I've got volumes with Mr. Binger as well as Matthew Sawyer listed as the author. The change didn't affect interest in my new stories. My effort went wasted...

All the same, those books, the Pazuzu Trilogy and the Horrid Tales of Wister Town, have been scrubbed again and again. Okay, the Horrid Tales, not so much, but I have other books for sale. As an author, I've gotten better - conscious of my skill and building expertise.

So, I make myself a publisher of myself and my alter ego. Welcome to my world of self-publishing. The crazy part is, I'm not so different from any other author, professional or self-published. That said, "Read me, I and my split personality are a single alternative to mainstream fiction."

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
This is where I start. Every publisher and agent I've appealed to have my books professionally published and distributed has ignored me. That's not wholly true, once awhile there comes a graceful dejection letter. And I think I always get those replies late, long after I submitted a manuscript, because someone feels guilty. I'm motivated to be read, and that's why I'm an indie author. I daydream it will lead to bigger dreams coming true.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is the best. I publish books on B&N and Amazon, too, but Smashwords has helped guide my understanding of ebooks and it has distributed my material the widest by far. If people would buy my ebooks, I hope they buy them here. Smashwords and Lulu are the only two outlets in which I guarantee my latest revisions.
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Clara is Dead! Long Live Clara! - A Fanfic Doctor Who Adventure
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Price: Free! Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I like Jenna-Louise Coleman. I think her acting in the BBC television series Doctor Who is worthwhile Sci-Fi. But honestly, her character, Clara Oswin, sucks. Give Ms. Coleman a new role on the show, I propose. Bring back a favorite face, I dare say. I mean a rewarding character. I elect Romanadvoratrelundar, the Time Lady from Gallifrey. Jenna rejoins Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who...
Warachnids
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You set the price! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wanting nothing else, the Paramount risk redistributing their personal wealth to the planet all for sake of love. The people are distrustful - generations have risen and passed under the omnipotent totalitarianism of the rich. So scouts are sent to investigate a critical concern.
The Doctor Goes Into A Bar - Doctor Who fan fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
This is a short Jon Pertwee Doctor Who tale - the third Time Lord in the BBC science fiction television series. This time, the Doctor comes to early America - the colonies. Despite cold stares, he has only one thing on his mind, even here in the midst of the American Revolution. Women.
Beware Forever
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You set the price! Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
(4.00)
I tell a lot of stories about forgotten gods and breathing life into new creations. This one is absent that bringing-creatures-into-existence mythology. There are no monsters or devils in Beware Forever. This is not a meditation upon evil. Instead, here is the Greco-Roman god Cupid. And he has a dating service in the foothills of Los Angeles, California. Could anyone do a better job in this Age?
Lazarus The Pig
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Series: Matthew Sawyer's Pazuzu Trilogy. You set the price! Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
(5.00)
Lazarus The Pig is the short story of a wretched propaganda tool referenced in Matthew Sawyer's Pazuzu Trilogy. Time-wise and contrary to the Old Testament siege of Masada, this incident happens after the Chosen Gospel (a forgery of the Book of Mark).
The Great Intellinux - Doctor Who fan fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
I said I was going to write a Doctor Who story and I’m done. The Time Lord and Lady come to Cupertino, California. They’re here for an art show… Christmas comes later.
The Strange Apocrypha Of Mr Binger
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You set the price! Words: 39,890. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The Strange Apocrypha Of Mr Binger is a collection of strange stories and poems the author originally posted on his blog. That blog is titled My Isylumn (proprietor Mr. Binger) – isylumn.wordpress.com. It's still live and the stories are there. Readers can search for them but here they are, all in one place.
Debbie's Hellmouth
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Series: Wister Town. You set the price! Words: 90,750. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Debbie Menon has a unique pseudo-Victorian house she must sell – because her soul is held in proxy for that same disowned portal into Hell. Yet the evil nature of the place makes it unsaleable. Fortunately, Debbie’s not totally helpless – she’s been to Art school.
Our Lord Weathercock
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Series: Wister Town. You set the price! Words: 76,890. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In this godless world, who is more evil - wicked kids or a mad old man? Luke 17:26 - "And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man."
Unction
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You set the price! Words: 77,490. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Unction is an icky story of a mad necrophiliac and his homeless nemesis who sleeps in a park across the street. Brian Tucker is that dysfunctional killer. Faceless nuns tell the young man he must kill and rape the corpses so that they will resurrect and become an army on undead. Brian is certain his hallucinations are true – there are demons. Monsters do hunt the residents of Los Angeles.
A Codex of Malevolence
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You set the price! Words: 53,930. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
A Codex of Malevolence tracks the spread of weird and unholy evil from Wister Town, Wisconsin. Witches and the pagan religion become entwined in these short, creepy tales of gore. Witness the horror invade Wisconsin, incorporate in Texas and gain entrance into California. (this short story compilation was originally titled Cancerous Exodus)
Gaunt Rainbow
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Series: Matthew Sawyer's Pazuzu Trilogy. You set the price! Words: 90,200. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2010 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A sad girl ascends to mortality twenty years after the destruction of the Chosen Promised Land. In that past lifetime, a young woman called “Rainbow” finds she drains life from all that is alive. Filled with remorse because of this curse, Rainbow goes into the Shur desert alone. The girl desperately hopes she will find an errant messiah. He will remove her murderous curse...
Horrid Tales of Wister Town
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Series: Wister Town. You set the price! Words: 58,030. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2010 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
The Horrid Tales of Wister Town is a collection of modern, urban horror short stories by Matthew Sawyer, the author of the Pazuzu Trilogy. Wister Town is a small, ingrown toenail of a place in southern Wisconsin where everyone has a creepy, and often noxious, story.
Pazuzu – Abeyance
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Series: Matthew Sawyer's Pazuzu Trilogy, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 89,840. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2010 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Before dying, Tamara Ikraam proclaimed her demon-possessed son the reincarnation of the messiah. Heathens then attack the Chosen's Promised Land. In Pazuzu – Abeyance, the demon and his heathen minister cross the fires burning across Capital. They search for the flock gathered by the mother of the possessed boy. Pazuzu – Abeyance is the last book in Matthew Sawyer's Pazuzu Trilogy.
Pazuzu – Emergence
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Series: Matthew Sawyer's Pazuzu Trilogy, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 88,990. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2010 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Pazuzu – Emergence continues the bleak tale begun in Pazuzu – Manifestation. Horror comes to the battered squatters at Saint Erasmus. Lost in the chaos, Hen Cortras is taken prisoner and followed into the Shur desert. There he meets heathens - nomadic terrorists who fight the Chosen's Church and military.
Pazuzu - Manifestation
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Series: Matthew Sawyer's Pazuzu Trilogy, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 92,410. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2010 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
Fleeing across the Shur desert, the Cortras brothers encounter a man wandering the waste alone. The stranger joins the pair but he doesn't tell them about the voice following him. One man, suffering amnesia, carries salvation and damnation from the desert. Pazuzu - Manifestation is the first book in the Matthew Sawyer's Pazuzu Trilogy.

Books

Warachnids
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You set the price! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wanting nothing else, the Paramount risk redistributing their personal wealth to the planet all for sake of love. The people are distrustful - generations have risen and passed under the omnipotent totalitarianism of the rich. So scouts are sent to investigate a critical concern.

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Smashwords book reviews by Matthew Sawyer

  • A Pair of Creepy Shorts on March 11, 2011

    "Uncollected Temptation" is a gripping and rewarding tale - definitely a recommended read. "Review" delivers strong writing, but it's nightmarish headiness can be unappealing. Skip straight to "Uncollected Temptation" for immediate gratification.
  • The Shaking on May 23, 2011

    Very descriptive and explicit - that's your warning, so hopefully you'll have read the review first! But don't let that dissuade readers. The writer uses rich, descriptive language and effectively portrays a nerve-wracking event. Criticism: The writing-style reaches too far during the dream-hallucination - short sentences are friendly, despite the mood the author seeks to invoke (But again, that is only during the hallucination). In the same vein, reign in those adjectives - but then that is my fussiness. Recommendation: A rewarding foray into an author's intense writing. Matthew Sawyer Pazuzu Trilogy
  • Like Clockwork and a Tangled Mind on May 23, 2011

    I like how Lea Ryan's mind works - I feel like we live in similar fictional atmospheres, because her writing reminds me much of my own - which in my perspective, is decent writing. Ryan's Like Clockwork and A Tangled Mind begins with the short story A Great Man. The questionable protagonist, Charlie, reminisces about a girl he met last night. He remembers Juni, but relies on a brochure to remind him that he wakes in old, lonely Mason's Inn. The only greeting Charlie gets that morning is the scent of the pale girl he met yesterday. He follows her aroma outside. Once Charlie is orientated, she introduces herself. Still, in the end, he decides who she is. It is his divine privilege.
  • What the Dead Fear on May 23, 2011

    Wonderful conjuring of ethereal planes and beings. The author does seize on the concept of the Egyptian god Anubis and pays respectable and creative tribute. My favorite piece from Lea Ryan yet.
  • The Crows: A Campfire Tale on Jan. 08, 2012

    The author has a promising story - it begins with a old man outside shooting crows for recreation. The author implies the murderous pastime is a result of being fired from a job. The reader doesn't learn much about the man, or even his name, but "The Crows" is a short story and is written to feel in-the-moment - telling more might interrupt the sprint. Unfortunately, the ending is predictable and the story itself quickly moves lockstep into shopworn rhythm. Still, it's an enjoyable and fast read. I'd recommend the tale and tell it at a campfire. Although, I'd polish the tale and fix the instances of overlooked, novice-like flaws - none of which really disturbs the story but the tale has potential to become poetic prose - probably not great, but stronger. I'm talking about examples such as "he heard a sharp squawk and a blur of shadow." I just can't imagine what a blur of shadow sounds like - blur is a visual word, so the author can step in and make suggestions. Also, there is a little confusion with verb use - ie. swoop, swooping, swooped. This story can generate more dynamic images if the author drops the "-ing." Then again, that's me being picky and my own writing has plenty of room for improvement. I must reiterate, "The Crows" is an enjoyable story, even if it does sound familiar.
  • Alive on June 16, 2014

    Good story - lacks suspense and it might be a little more animated but the concept is captured. Alive could be twice its length - where that suspense should go.
  • Shiny Things on June 16, 2014

    I got a little distracted while reading but the story was building toward GREAT then I hit that last page. It's a perfectly satisfying ending, but that last line on the page before immediately led me to believe Fango would not willingly escape his trap. I'm just not one of those folks satisfied by sudden regrets.
  • Satan's Guide to the Bible - 1 Satan, Hitch and Snikwad Face Their Demons on June 16, 2014

    Five stars on principle alone - good show!
  • The Bonds of Blood on June 16, 2014

    I've just begun reading Bonds of Blood and 106K+ words are a lot get through but I thought the title needed some encouragement. Simmons has caught my attention with the fantasy world of Saracin, Okay, it's not so much the world as how the characters interact seemlessly inside the fantasy. I hope I stay as impressed as I am with the start.