Matthew Gilman lives in Kalamazoo MI. He is the author of several books including After the Day and Red Tide. When he is not writing about collapse he spends his time in the great outdoors gardening, hunting, or fishing. He also works as a television consultant and is a podcaster. You can also find him on Instagram, matthew.gilman. You can also follow him on his author page on Amazon.
For old school fans write to: 1120 Clinton Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49001
What's the story behind your latest book?
I wanted to create something new in the Zombie genre. I wanted to have a story where the world had not completely fallen apart and society was still held together and somewhat normal.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wrote my first novel four years ago and didn't know what to do with it. a friend suggested Amazon and said "what is the worst that can happen? nobody reads it?" I posted After the Day and was quickly onto writing my second book Red Tide.
Hannah is a young woman still living at home in a small town working nights at a local gas station, when she learns a new video game company is hiring people to test out a new virtual reality console system.
Samurai is the sequel to the book Ronin: A Tale of the Future Collapse. This book continues where Ronin left off. In a world with no electricity and no government, Phil travels the road with two companions in search of a man that turned his life upside down. In every town he comes across Phil is forced to set things right while trying to keep his eyes on his mission.
Set in the same world as After the Day and Red Tide, Ronin follows a young man who tries to find himself in the ancient warrior system of the Samurai. On the day Washington D.C. is destroyed in a nuclear detonation Phil is a simple Dishwasher. His life changes from that moment on. Using the code of the Samurai and a Katana Phil struggles to find the correct path in life and in himself.
Following a nuclear detonation in Washington D.C. a small group of Army Rangers find themselves to be the sole survivors left to defend the United States against a foreign invader. The President and majority of Congress are assumed dead, the Vice President is missing, and the country is left waiting to discover who will come to power.
12 years after the collapse of the United States, the town of New Haven has recovered the best they could without electricity. Their new sense of normal is challenged when the spring season never arrives and the townspeople are are forced to survive in a world where crops no longer grow and hunting is close to impossible.
A prequel to After the Day, Remnants of the Day fills the three year space that readers have been curious about. This books follows the main characters of the Post apocalyptic hit from before the Day until three years after.
A nuclear bomb is detonated in Washington DC. A week later the power goes out across the country. The people who don’t die from starvation are subject to a flu that wipes out a large portion of the population.
After the nuclear detonation in Washington D.C. the United States was left isolated from the rest of the world. Three years later ships started to arrive bringing aid. Then things changed. The Chinese were pushing into the country until people started to fight back. This is the story of those people and the fight to defend our homeland from foreign invaders.
Following a steep economic downturn, Washington D.C. is destroyed by a nuclear detonation. While the nation is still mourning and trying to figure who is in charge, the electrical grid goes out across the country leaving everyone with limited resources and no ability to communicate. This book covers the first days of the Future Collapse and the aftermath in a Midwest city three years later.