Matthew Francis is the pen name for brothers and writing team Jon and Colin Malysiak. Jon is an executive editor for a book publisher in Chicago. Colin lives in the mountains of Colorado and enjoys skiing and taking hikes with his golden retriever, Moxie.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
In my day job, I work as an editor for a book publisher so when I'm not working on my own writing, I'm working with authors on theirs -- developing their book proposals and manuscripts and helping them realize their dreams of getting published. But I also have a lot of outside interests, including travel, food/wine, literature, art, music, dance, theatre, fashion, watching European football (Arsenal and Real Madrid are my teams), playing tennis, horseback riding, and current affairs. I like to stay as well-rounded as I possibly can. The world is a fascinating place. I want to enjoy it.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Gotta be honest...I'm actually much more of a print book kinda guy. Call me a traditionalist. But I (obviously) appreciate the power and convenience of e-books. The e-book platform gives authors an excellent opportunity to get their work read and enjoyed by a truly international audience in ways that didn't exist ten or even five years ago. Smashwords is a great e-book venue.