Matthew Brady


Matthew Brady is a young writer currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Belmont University, where he studied writing and literature before earning his bachelor's degree. He is the author of four novelettes and one novella through Mannison Press, with his shorter works appearing in various anthologies. His short story, "Midnight Oil," was published in the second volume of Nosetouch Press's "The Asterisk Anthology" (2018), where it won first prize in the Southern Gothic genre.

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Faux Paws
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,710. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2023 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Sometimes, life can be taken at face value; other times, there's more than meets the eye. Is your house pet just an average cat, or is she a witch's familiar searching for her companion? Was that animal you encountered in the woods just a bear, or was it a mysterious cryptid? Beware how you approach the animals in this collection of tales, because jumping to conclusions may prove to be a faux pas!
The Bookish Dark
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,040. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2021 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Joseph Harper is an old man down on his luck: ignored at home, unappreciated at work. Rayleigh Laurel, one of his students, is a young man with nothing but luck: handsome, brilliant, wealthy. The two could not have less in common. That is, until the day an accident befalls them both and they are bestowed with an otherworldly power: to shape the world around them with no more than a spoken word.
The Good, the Bad, & the Cute: The Secret Ways of Dolls
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,120. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2021 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Modern or antique; benign or malevolent; porcelain, stuffed, articulated, or life-size, dolls have long been a subject of fascination. This eclectic collection of diminutive tales explores the many enchanting facets of these inanimate curiosities and their secret ways. But then again, "inanimate" is just the assumption...
The Stone the Builders Refused
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2021 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Nothing about Bartholomew Bleak would suggest he is a superhero. Only...he is. And he is looked down upon by his superpowered peers. But when an alien menace invades his hometown of Capstone, Mr. Bleak may just prove that sometimes the greatest heroes are cut from the unlikeliest cloth.
Small Wonder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2020 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Christmas Eve finds aging and embittered playwright Preston Drossel on the cusp of the unthinkable: taking his own life. He is diverted from this moment of despair, however, by a visit from a mystifying “muse."
Off the Leash
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2020 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » General
Young Peter Hackles has never lacked for anything, having been raised in the household of his mysterious Uncle Rackham: the wealthiest landowner in Egbert Valley. But that all changes on the day Peter and his friends discover a savaged corpse in their village. "Off the Leash" by Matthew Brady is a Mannison Minibook published by Mannison Press, LLC.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,780. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2019 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
When a lovesick teen makes a pact with a mysterious figure, she soon discovers the horrifying cost of love without limits. "Lovebirds" by Matthew Brady is a short story published by Mannison Press, LLC.