Matt Cole

Biography

Matt was born in a Vancouver, British Columbia 1967. He earned a undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the University of British Columbia and a graduate degree in exercise physiology the University of Victoria.

He was first inspired to write speculative fiction while in college, during a speculative fiction literature course. Since then, in addition to short stories, Matt has experimented with writing screenplays and graphic novel scripts.

In addition to writing speculative fiction in various forms, Matt enjoys red wine (or the nectar of the Gods as he believes it to be); dark chocolate; watching the game at the pub; IPSC competitions; keeping physically fit; collecting comic books, attending film festivals, and wondering book stores.

Matt currently resides in Burnaby, British Columbia.

His author site and blog is http://talesfromthedark.wordpress.com/

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I was in my early twenties. I had done some commercial copy writing in Broadcasting school. which eventually lead to creative writing and screenplay courses in college. My degree's focus was kinesiology, but I always found time for those writing courses. I really enjoyed them.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am venturing into the epic fantasy realm for the first time. The story, which I suspect will be novella length, is entitled, The Dawn of Limcat. It is about the rise of a powerful sorceress who is living in exile and hiding from the sorcery faction that overthrew the monarchy of her native land. I hope this universe - the world of Lanza - becomes the stage of an ongoing series.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Matt Cole online


Books

The Blood of Cowards: A Dark Supernatural Fantasy
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Series: Immortal Nights, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The vampire, Lazarus Kalon, is on his way back to Atlanta to liberate his treasure before the city falls to Sherman's army. Sick from a prolonged thirst, Lazarus, encounters three rebel deserters in the Appalachians. Yet, as Lazarus closes in on the deserters, he is overcome by an awareness that one of these soldiers may be worthy of the immortal gift.
Abode of the Damned: A Dark Supernatural Fantasy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
The last thing Cole Sunger remembers is the trap door creaking open beneath his feet on the gallows of Arkwood Penitentiary. Now Cole is awake – aware - in a frighteningly dark realm populated by demonic creatures. Utterly perturbed by his dark supernatural locale, Cole allies himself with two other damned souls, Clancy and Lucy, and soon learns he has arrived in Hell amidst a demon uprising.
Ghost Drums: A Dark Supernatural Fantasy
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Series: Immortal Nights, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The vampire, Lazarus Kalon, is intent upon stealing the power of a shape shifter, a shaman of the Kwakiutl people. Yet, as Lazarus moves in on the shaman and the Kwakiutl village, another supernatural being comes into play, a demon with his own agenda for the Kwakiutl and who is very aware of Lazarus' presence and intent.

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