Matt Joyce

Biography

What can I say about myself? I work as a Service Desk Manager during the day and write in between bouts of online gaming at night. I live in Brisbane, Australia with my wife Kathryn and my two beautiful daughters Alexandra and Ophelia, on an acre of barely tamed bushland. We have two cats who firmly believe the house is theirs and we live there as their servants. I should add "home renovations" as a hobby I guess, as we've been doing a lot of that over the past year.

For me...writing was always an escape. Even back at school my favourite moments of English class were when we were told to write a story. If we were given a subject or specific instructions it didn't matter. Ever since then, I've dabbled occasionally when I've been thinking about something that just...had to come out onto paper. Now I've started getting a bit more serious about it, and I'm hoping to finish up my first novel soon, while publishing various short stories here on Smashwords.

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Books

Apotropaia
Price: Free! Words: 5,140. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
After a messy break-up, Paul finds that he is unable to move on with his life. Late one night he stumbles across an ad on the Internet that promises to solve any problem you have, no exceptions. Figuring he doesn’t have anything to lose he makes an appointment, and enters the strange world of Three Roads Incorporated. Getting Sarah back won’t be a problem here, but there is a price to pay.
Silverlight
Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: Australian English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Something is terrorizing a Sydney park. Three people have died so far, torn to pieces. Is it a feral dog? A trained animal being directed to attack people by a deranged owner? The fabled black panther of the NSW mountains? Or is it something...worse? Two police detectives are about to find out that some legends can be all too real.

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