Matthew Holmes


Born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada, Matthew Holmes is the sixthborn child of his parents. He began writing his first published works for fan fiction sites in his early teens, and soon after started writing the story which would become the introduction to his ten part series, "The Slave Prince".

Matthew has published four works now; including a short collection of poetry and prose written during times of deep trouble in his life. Other works, such as "Tower of Ashvale" and the upcoming third instalment to his series allude to elements of his past mental health struggles and moral conflicts.

He is currently living in Fredericton, NB with his wife and young daughter as he studies Phychology at St. Thomas University. While his education takes priority, he plans to continue to write whenever time allows.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Cleaning up around the door yard, drawing, playing music, that sort of thing. I'm not so into electronics anymore, I would rather set up a forge and beat out some knives and coat hooks than sit around. First I need to set up a forge though...
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Ah, a difficult question to answer. Lately, my inspiration to rise comes from trying to make a better life for myself. That includes being a better employee at work, a better son at home, a better writer here, and above all, a better Christian in the world.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Matthew Holmes online

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The Black Pen: A Memoir Through Poetry and Prose
You set the price! Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The following is a collection of poetry and short prose writings poured out of a deeply pained heart. From the introduction to the story with “Broken Child” to the conclusion of “A Beautiful Ending”, you will walk with me on a journey of abuse, depression and false guilt, self-harm and suicide. Love. Loss. Hurt. Healing.
Tower of Ashvale
You set the price! Words: 69,020. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The life of a young man is completely up-heaved when an impenetrable stone wall rises from the ground around his quiet village, separating him from his younger brother. As Reeve makes his way through the dark corridors of the Tower, he slowly learns dark secrets about the history of the village counselor and finds that man and monster are not so different from each other.
The Black Sky
Series: The Slave Prince, Book Two. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,490. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Adventure » General
The runaway prince and his three companions embark on the next step of their journey--to cross over a desert plain shrouded in poisonous mist known as the Black Sky.
Sea of the Dead
Series: The Slave Prince, Book One. Price: Free! Words: 36,380. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Adventure » General
A young prince runs away from his home to avoid the throne, but is soon sucked into his true destiny; saving all of Magentara from the great evil that has surfaced.

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