Matthew Wayne Selznick

Books

The News From Bewilder Pond
Series: The Sovereign Era, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by MWS Media. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Alternative history
It's the Sovereign Era, when the sudden appearance of men and women with remarkable powers -- Sovereigns -- changes the course of history and threatens the balance of power in the late 20th century... but not every incident involving metahumans has global significance. Some stories are more... homespun. Harrison Wheeler's folksy "The News From Bewilder Pond" public radio show ran from 1974...
The World Revolves Around You
Series: The Sovereign Era, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by MWS Media. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » General
It's the Sovereign Era, when the sudden appearance of men and women with remarkable powers -- Sovereigns -- changes the course of history and threatens the balance of power in the late 20th century... and Tony Fallow has a sticky problem: everything that isn't bolted down wants to literally be near him! Fearing he must be a Sovereign, Tony travels to the Donner Institute for Sovereign Studies...
Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure: Three Things Every Independent Author Must Have for Self-Publishing Success
Series: Indie Author Marketing Info. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,790. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by MWS Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy » Composition & creative writing
Drawing on nearly two decades of experience and expertise coaching and mentoring new and upcoming independent authors, pioneering independent author, veteran self-publisher, and author services provider Matthew Wayne Selznick outlines the three essential elements all authors must establish before publishing your first book: your indie author...
Reggie vs. Kaiju Storm Chimera Wolf
Series: Daikaiju Universe, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by MWS Media. Categories: Fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"Reggie vs. Kaiju Storm Chimera Wolf!" It's kind of a love story… with giant monsters! Fans of Godzilla and giant monster / kaiju films will enjoy this giant monster short story... It takes a kaiju storm to bring Reggie Samson back to his old hometown... and the girl he left but never let go. What connects all three? Reggie had better figure it out before Kaiju Storm Chimera Wolf destroys them...
The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay
Series: The Shaper's World Cycle, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,080. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by MWS Media. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In this literary fantasy novelette, three exiled travelers, Kug, Agane, and Dennick, have traveled across the continent of Kaebrith, far from the home from which they've been exiled, searching for the healer who can cure Agane of a devastating illness. But an unexpected development forces difficult choices. Can they face the consequences of the past in order to have any kind of future? THE...
Four Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,490. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by MWS Media. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Four Stories puts the spotlight on revelations of clarity and epiphanies of character in the face of emotional challenges. ABOUT FOUR STORIES Each work of fiction is accompanied by a brief essay exploring the formative experiences, memories, and themes that inspired the work, making this a very personal and intimate collection. The book opens with "You Got Me," in which the way two people each...
Star, Planet, Moon
This concise first volume of Worldbuilding For Writers, Gamers and Other Creators provides straightforward guidance on how to model the astronomical elements of an Earth-like planet for your storyworld setting. Author and storyworld creator Matthew Wayne Selznick (Brave Men Run -- A Novel of the Sovereign Era) explains the science and helps you...
Cloak -- A Protector Story
Series: Protector, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by MWS Media. Categories: Fiction » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Occult
"Cloak!" A world-weary, beaten-down everyman… a mysterious, street-wise old man… the shadows that hide beneath the shadows… and the secrets we keep for generations… all come together in the debut story in the occult-flavored Protector storyworld! Shattered by family tragedies, Harry Turpin does his best to lead a life of mediocrity, sheltering himself from strong emotion and the risks of love...
Pilgrimage -- A Novel of the Sovereign Era
Series: The Sovereign Era, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,460. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by MWS Media. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Charters Duology Concludes as the Sovereign Era Continues! April, 1986 - On the eve of the first anniversary of the Donner Declaration, as tensions rise between humanity and the metahuman, super-powered Sovereigns, fathers and sons face desperate choices. Nate Charters (Brave Men Run -- A Novel of the Sovereign Era) struggles with his increasingly tenuous control over his temper and his...
The Sovereign Era: Year One
Series: The Sovereign Era, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,070. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by MWS Media. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Sovereign Era: Year One is an anthology of seven short stories set in the first year of the Sovereign Era, when the appearance of individuals with remarkable powers forever alters human destiny. ABOUT THE SOVEREIGN ERA: YEAR ONE Presenting a glimpse into the first year of the Sovereign Era! The seven stories in The Sovereign Era: Year One take place between the events depicted in the two...
Brave Men Run -- A Novel of the Sovereign Era
Series: The Sovereign Era, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,350. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2022 by MWS Media. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Alternative history
April, 1985: superhumans exist! Do you know what your children are..? "I was used to eating alone..." High school sophomore Nate Charters is barely making it. His unusual appearance, hair-trigger nervous system, and over-active metabolism marked him as a target for the jocks and cool kids long ago, and it's not getting any better. Then, on Declaration Day, Nate is astounded as anyone by the...
Reading The Amazing Spider-Man Volume One
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,060. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2022 by MWS Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy » Composition & creative writing
Take a fun, critical, issue-by-issue tour of the first year of The Amazing Spider-Man, the comicbook that launched one of the most enduring characters in modern mythology. Along the way, learn valuable lessons about storytelling, storyworlds, and episodic fiction to enhance the way you look at stories in all media... and change your perspective whether you're a writer, a comic book fan, or both!
The Charters Duology -- Two Novels of the Sovereign Era
Series: The Sovereign Era. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 161,350. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2022 by MWS Media. Categories: Fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The complete Sovereign Era story of Nate Charters! 162,000 words, including Brave Men Run -- A Novel of the Sovereign Era Revised and Expanded Edition and Pilgrimage -- A Novel of the Sovereign Era. About The Books In This Omnibus Collection Brave Men Run April 18, 1985 – A startling revelation shocks a world already wound tight by the desperate tensions of the Cold War: super-humans exist...
Light of the Outsider
Series: The Shaper's World Cycle, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,820. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2022 by MWS Media. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In this stand-alone character-driven fantasy thriller debuting a brand-new, original world, desperate people vie to find a kidnapped prince before magical and political pressures threaten the stability of the entire continent and millions of lives. "The invitation was a trap..." For menial palace servants Sot and Lama, the infant prince represents a means to finally escape their disappointing...