Interview with Matt Payne

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a kobo.
Describe your desk
I have two wooden desks side by side. One is stacked with reference books, cacti, lamps, and some random clutter (coffee cup, incense). The other holds my keyboard and monitor, plus a shelf with books and electronic stuff (headphones, wires). Both desks are covered in little notebooks full of notes.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I can write whatever I want without being too influenced by someone else's idea of marketability. Self-publishing gives me more control. It's fun.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a tangled tale of ridiculous people in a city doing ridiculous things. I'm also working on some paranormal historical fiction.
Who are your favorite authors?
Alan Moore, Philip K Dick, Greg Egan, Alastair Reynolds, Monty Python, John Swatrzwelder, Stephen King, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, John Gray
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Coffee, plans & projects, work, women, fresh air, breakfast,
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Word of Mouth, goodreads
What do you read for pleasure?
Fiction, history, philosophy, current events
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Biking, reading, walking, cooking
Published 2014-05-13.
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Books by This Author

The Adventure Poem of Julius Cinnamon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,930. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Assaulted by petty peers, his empire cannibalized from within, Julius Cinnamon must find out who seeks the destruction of his wondrous Agartha. He has a lust for life and a plan that could change the world. His sense of loyalty is matched only by his capacity for revenge. Jump into an unprecedented adventure story.
Ten Ways To Make Money Fast
Series: Go Help Yourself. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Everybody needs money, but not everybody is as smart as you. More importantly, not everybody has this scientifically-normalized "How-To-Guide" for step-by-step money-making. Mathematically, there are steps you can take to actually make more money. Leave your poor friends behind and say hello to your rich friends because you're (honestly) probably going to start making a lot of money really soon.
How To Subvert Your Artistic Ambitions For A Marketing Job
Series: Go Help Yourself. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Are you an aspiring artist? Are you ready for marketing agencies to harvest your burgeoning talent by luring you into their cabal of lies? Well this quick and easy how-to-guide will streamline the process of subverting and spoiling your creative energy before you get a chance to share your unique vision with the world. Start making money now, instead of fulfilling your dreams later.
So You're Stuck in a Murder Mystery
Series: Go Help Yourself. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Time Management
Life is full of horrible surprises. And if you ever find yourself trapped in a mansion with your friends getting butchered by an unidentified maniac, you'll have no idea how to respond. This step-by-step how-to guide will make it easy for even the stupidest idiot to maneuver through such an unfolding crime, and to deal with the legal process that will inevitably follow.
The Profit
Series: Go Help Yourself. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
These short fables by self-proclaimed guru Matt Payne describe how we can all transform our lives by earning more profits. The fancy language and amoral tone will delight even the winniest of clyptics.
The Paranoid Adventures of Larry Grank
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,230. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Horror » Occult
The universe is full of mystery and Larry has the inside scoop. In this collection Larry uncovers secrets about multiple antichrists, alien conspiracies, the Liquid Cult, Jewish people, and exorcism.
Robot God / Hybrid Brain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,000. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tten mind-bending science fiction stories. Ranging from theory fiction to action/adventure, these surreal, psychedelic tales will stretch your perspective and squeeze your heart.
Sick Book of Lies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,270. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A gruesome grimoire of hilarious anecdotes, wonderful tales, impossible bullshit, and good advice. As well as sorcery, spiritual insight, get-rich-quick schemes, and ancient wisdom. Pretty much x-rated.
Real Hector on Mystery Morning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Greg's brother Hector is overseas for their family's special holiday. So they make a new Hector to take his place, but he turns out to be more real than they planned...
Dinosaur Mountain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Join Dr. Maverick Branderdash as he evades the law and pursues justice. Join him as he flees and skis down Dinosaur Mountain, a magically never-ending ski-hill where anything can happen! Will nonsense-poetry eat his mind? Will he allow the tyrannical Giant Candycane to rule the slopes? Will Detective Trent drag Maverick to jail? Will the doctor ever find a way off Dinosaur Mountain?