Matthew Holley

Biography

I live in Englewood, Florida and own a construction business.I'm 42 and just starting to write. I love it! I write for the love of expressing my thoughts and ideas and for the escapism as I enter my make-believe worlds where anything can happen and nothing is out of reach but the limits of my imagination.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Writing was always more of a hobby of mine than something I hoped to make money at. I'm always my own worst critic and have never viewed my work as publish-worthy. I have so many story ideas in my head and I use writing as an outlet to get them all out. The few people who have read my stories have always told me I should try publishing them, so I became an Indie author.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords makes it so easy to publish a book on-line that even a person who doesn't know their way around a computer very well, like myself, has very little trouble. If it weren't for Smashwords, my stories would still be trapped somewhere inside the electronic guts of my computer.
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Books

Bonds of the Heart
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 94,200. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Prejudice had always been a part of Emma Watts' life from the time she was a small girl, but life decided to show Emma just how wrong she was. She will learn that the bonds of the heart sees no color and she will know the love of the very ones she fears.
The Visitors (short story)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A friendly alien village welcomes strange visitors to their planet but the visitors bring unwelcomed and dangerous visitors of their own.
Adventures of a Time Traveler (Revised)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 94,200. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
Imagine losing your family and trying to cope with life without them. And then imagine being given an opportunity to change the past, to save your family.That is exactly what William Bennett, a history professor,is given. All he must do to be granted such an opportunity is to help our government stop a time traveler who is running around time stealing historical artifacts and altering history.
Kevin (Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
A mysterious young boy terrorizes a young mother and forces her to face her demons.
Hell Found Me (Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
A father sells his soul to save his son but when the devil returns to collect his debt, the father refuses to give up his soul thus he is cursed until the devil gets what is rightfully his.
Lizzy and the Rainmaker
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,350. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Lizzy never desired to fall in love until she met the handsome stranger whom saved her brother's life and through him find her faith she thought had died with her father.
Hybrids (Revised)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 116,180. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Kyle Summerland always thought he was a normal teenage boy until the night a stranger breaks into his parent's house and Kyle discovered he is far from normal...he carries alien DNA in his veins...he's a Hybrid. This new discovery will only be the beginning as his life is forever changed by extraordinary events which will change the world as he knows it and he will find a hero lies within him.

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