Matt Kratz

Biography

I was born in Cambridge, Massachussetts. After living in Columbus, Ohio, for a few years, I moved to Richardson, TX, in 1978, when my father got a job teaching at UT-Dallas. I switched schools a couple times before settling back into the Plano schools and graduated from Plano Senior HS in 1990, Midwestern State (BA in History) in 1995, and UT Dallas (MA) in 2008.
I am an aspiring writer, and my interests include movies (especially those from New Zealand), photography, Australian & New Zealand Wildlife, birds, spectator sports (I love baseball and attend Dallas area ball games), and I love to travel. 3 Worlds Journey is my first novel, and I am currently working on more.

I love letting my imagination go wild. Most of my stories and characters are based on what I read and what I thought of when I was younger.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watching movies, working
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Browsing
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Where to find Matt Kratz online


Books

3 Trips Down Life's Byways
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,520. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
There are three stories here. "Squirrelman II" continues the adventures of Maples' greatest superhero. "The Rabbi's Ricochet" deals with a man's past coming back to haunt him. In "The Orange Eyed Invasion," can a mysterious figure be stopped from his plans from taking over the world?
3 Bios in a Circle
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,940. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
3 stories are included in this anthology-one about a professor who invokes a spirit to aid his ill daughter;another whose old love arrives back into his life at the wrong time;and another about a man who gets a bike helmet that endows him with remarkable powers.
3 Paths Crossed Here
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,260. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » Anthologies
This is a collection of three stories. The first story, "Bastinili," details the life story of baseball star Bobby Bastinili from his childhood to his retirement and the the rise & fall of his ego. The second, "The Words' Path," details a teacher and her student, her correspondence, and her brother's upcoming divorce. In the third, "The Lyrics' Hunt," two stars are kidnapped and searched for.
3 Worlds Journey
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,260. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is a collection of three fantasy/sci fi stories. The first, "Squirrelman," involves an ordinary man who is bestowed with an extraordinary gift of a second identity. The second, "An Adventure in Adaven," features a man's journey into space and his experience on a whole new world. The third and final, "The Marlon Haze," deals with a stand against a 150-year old evil in a small Texas town.

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