Interview with Matthew W. Grant

What's the story behind your latest book?
It's called THE KILLER NET and it's about a serial killer who meets his victims over the Internet in 1999. They think they are meeting a nice guy who is interested in a relationship, but he's really just interested in finding his next victim.

The idea originated partly from talking to people online back in the day. There was always some level of danger because you had no idea who you were really talking to. Unfortunately, that hasn't changed. Can you really believe everything you read in an online dating profile?
When did you first start writing?
I have been writing since I was little kid in elementary school. I still remember the first novel I started. (it was on a manual typewriter. Did I just date myself too much?) I had such grand plans for that book - turning it into a whole series in fact! I had all the titles and outlines for six horror novels about the same characters.

Later in high school, I wrote stories that became popular among friends and classmates. They eagerly awaited the next installment. It probably didn't hurt that I gave them cameos in the stories!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
In addition to a dedicated Kindle, I also have several ereading apps on an iPad and iPad mini as well. Depending on what I happen to be reading, the ereader apps worjk just as well on the PC and laptop.
Describe your desk
I wish I could find my desk underneath all the stuff I have on it!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I really like constructing a satisfying experience for the reader. That can take on different aspects from "world building" (as writers call it) to giving readers characters with whom they can genuinely identify and care about. If the novel is a thriller, it's also fun to give the readers a scare. For example, with THE KILLER NET, I know I did my job when someone tells me he or she had to think twice the first time an opportunity came up to talk to a stranger over the Internet.
Published 2014-03-18.
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The Wicked Hot Wizard of Oz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,840. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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Wanting His Professor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,460. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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First Time with the Gay Vampire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,220. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Drew Carlton is a 25 year old athletic hunk who doesn't know how good-looking he really is. He's waited a long time for the special night when he enters Club Fangtasy, nervous about his first time with a man. Especially a man who also happens to be a vampire. Will the dark desires and forbidden attraction between a vampire and a human lead to eternal love or the final nail in the coffin?
Bobby And The Beast
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,130. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fairy tales
Beauty. Beast. Not your grandma's fairy tale! Transformed into a hideous beast, conceited Prince Christopher has only a limited time to fulfill a near-impossible condition or the curse will remain with him forever. As the Prince-turned-beast wonders, how can a man like Bobby whose beauty is more than skin-deep ever come to love a creature such as himself?
Zach's Secret (M/M Gay Romance Coming Out)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,020. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age
Can a young man come out, find love, and survive senior year all at the same time? Zach Denham, the editor of a small town high school newspaper, struggles to act like a "normal" guy by dating a female friend. Enter confident and popular Key Stahl, the school’s newly arrived attractive jock who takes an interest in the innocent young man that goes beyond friendship.