Matt Sorensen


Matt Sorensen is a pseudonym. It's taken from my Danish grandfather's first name (Matthias) and my grandmother's maiden name (Sorensen). They were proud, hardworking immigrants like the ones talked about in chapter 5 of my book "In the Bowl of Night." I was born in 1933 and served in the Navy during the Korean War. I write technical articles under my real name, Paul Honore', and fiction under my pseudonym. People ask me. "Why?" It's explained in my Smashwords interview.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In California. I was raised by a show business family. We moved around a lot and I was exposed to a variety of people and environments. This naturally influenced my imagination but many years passed before I tried my hand at writing.
When did you first start writing?
I owned and operated an industrial motion picture studio. It was difficult to get writers to provide the kind of scripts I wanted, so I learned to write them myself.
Read more of this interview.

Where to buy in print


Scow Truck, episode -1: Critical Mess
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
This unabashed parody of Startrek and the sci-fi genre contains such forgettable characters as the Chief Custodian, commander of Scowfleet, Crock, captain of the Secondprize and his crew: pointy eared Spook; engineer Shorty; radio officer O'Hara; Dr. DeCoy; GAL, computer with an attitude; linguist Rosetta Stein; and weapons officer Blaze Starr (the bimbo in spandex.) May the farce be with you!
A Dog's Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Based on true events, A Dog's Life is President Roosevelt's Scottish terrier Fala's answer to a letter from a poodle named Abigail. It tells of Falas life with FDR through the stressfull years oif WW-II and the response by the "greatest generation."
Patch's Adventure
Series: Pilgrim's Paws, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
The third in a trilogy of stories about the Mayflower voyage and the establishment of the Plymouth colony. Patch's Adventure tells, from a cat's eye view, how the Pilgrims struggled to maintain friendly relations with their Indian neighbors while being overwhelmed with new settlers, whose main interest was commerical gain from this new land.
Cap'n Pete's Diary
Series: Pilgrim's Paws, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
Cap'n Pete's Diary is a follow up to the story, "A Cat's Tale", which tells of the Mayflower voyage. It describes the Pilgrims' exploration of the Cape Cod area and the establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the winter of 1620-21.
The Resurrection of Adam Ryker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,110. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Cryogenically frozen for 200 years, Adam Ryker is revived and cured of leukemia in the 23rd century. He awakens to a technically advanced but poorly educated and hedonistic society governed, as a for-profit business, by a middle-eastern energy cartel. Determined to prod the country to renewed greatness, he finds himself in the crosshairs of government, industry and religious interests.
The Mars Effect
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,310. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Dr.Marcus Bettinger is researching ways to increase crop yields to feed the world's exploding population. He discovers the answer in a most unlikely place and is preparing to publish his findings when he comes head-to-head with powerful and ruthless interests who will resort to kidnapping and murder to further their own agenda.
If Pigs Could Fly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A young boy finds a mysterious object that enables him to levitate but his dream of using it to become a super-acrobat are foiled when the object is swallowed by a prize porker.
A Fish Tale
Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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A tall tale about an eagle that was greatful to a fisherman for saving it's life and rewarded him with the "catch of the day."
Father Paul
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
A provocative tale about a career Army Chaplain who asserts that an angel of death has come to claim him, but which one --"Gabe", an apparent angel of light, or "Lucifer", the dark side of the coin? A psychiatrist assumes the angels to be a traumatic reaction to the horrors the priest has seen in three wars but, in a surprise twist, he learns the truth in a way he doesn't expect.
A Cat's Tale
Series: Pilgrim's Paws, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
The story of the Mayflower voyage as told by the ship's cat. The story begins as Pilgrims attempt to leave Holland for the Virginia Colony aboard Speedwell, and traces their adventures as they are forced to reduce their numbers and sail aboard Mayflower. Tabatha, ship's cat aboard Speedwell, joins the Mayflower crew and voyages with the Pilgrims to the New World.
Two Poems For The Cyber Age
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Two poems by Matt Sorensen reflect our 21st century fixation on technology: TERMINAL CASE tells of a malevolent PC that increases in computing power by draining the minds of its unwarry victims. BEL,(Beta Executive Logic), is a 21st century retelling of Milton's classic "Paradise Lost" with a cyborg standing in for the fallen angel Satan.
Post Cards From The East
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,840. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » Asian
Three stories of Borneo and India. In BANSING, an Iban girl nurses a British agent and becomes a catalyst to bring about Iban involvement in WW-II. In RITE OF PASSAGE A young Iban must choose between life in his longhouse or the larger world of a Communist takeover. NIRVANA: In this erotic tale with a surprise twist, an Indian chela finds Nirvana is not quite what he expected
In the Bowl of Night
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,220. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
What if everything you have come to depend upon were suddenly ripped from your grasp? A terrorist attack cripples the U.S. economy and initiates a series of world-changing events. While government agencies work to identify the perpetrators, one Silicon Valley family must re-think its priorities as it struggles to cope with growing unrest and violence. It could happen tomorrow!

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