Matthew Howard


Matthew is a mammalian vertebrate who occupies spacetime, where he possesses mass and generates electromagnetic fields. He absorbs and reflects photons, and is currently recycling his own body weight in adenosine triphosphate every day.

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Meteor Mags: Permanent Crescent and Other Tales
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 57,120. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After the events of The Second Omnibus, Mags and her hard-rocking space-pirate crew confront new enemies, old rivals, and the final fate of the interspecies band, Small Flowers. Permanent Crescent continues Mags' evolution from a rogue pirate to a leader with far-reaching plans, and her choices will have major consequences for the future. Contains six episodes totaling 57,000 words.
Virtually Yours: A Meteor Mags Memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,470. Language: American English. Published: May 17, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Part I of Virtually Yours tells the story of how the author’s experiences in a virtual reality inspired and shaped the fiction series, The Adventures of Meteor Mags and Patches. Part II gives an authorial perspective on the series’ characters, influences, content, and intent. Part III reflects on the writing of new stories, and Part IV collects a few odds and ends,
My Life as an Armadillo: Essays on Workshopping and Writing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,270. Language: American English. Published: May 17, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
My Life as an Armadillo collects my thoughts from 2016 to 2021 about writing and becoming a better writer by workshopping with others. Essays are grouped into four main sections: Group Participation and Leadership, Starting a Major Work, Basic Revisions for Style, and Style and Substance.
The Problems of Political Appointees in Federal Government: Causes, Effects, and Solutions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government, Essay » Political
This academic literature review illuminates the numerous political and social effects of the federal government's current approach to staffing leadership positions in its agencies with short-term political appointees rather than career administrators. This work reveals the appointee system's historical causes, its detrimental effects on American government and people, and the potential solutions.
Meteor Mags: The Second Omnibus
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 154,140. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 15 episodes of relentless anarchy, sci-fi madness, and violent revolution, the space-pirate crew confronts betrayal, annihilation, telepathic octopuses, evil space lizards, cybernetic murder wasps, game-changing technologies, objects of unlimited power, and much more! Strap on your battle armor and get ready to rock, because the asteroid-mining frontier is no place for the faint-hearted.
Inner Planets: 50 Poems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2022. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Presenting fifty original free-verse poems in an ebook companion to the audiobook Inner Planets, featuring a selection of works from in Animal Inside You, Anything Sounds Like a Symphony, and Never See the Night, plus two previously uncollected poems. From the creator of The Adventures of Meteor Mags and Patches.
Meteor Mags: The Singing Spell and Other Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,010. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Five action-packed, cosmic episodes continue the adventures of a hell-raising space pirate and her indestructible calico cat, spanning time and space from 2.2 billion years ago to the end of the Milky Way galaxy! The title story uses Celina's memoirs to tell a tale of love and friendship across a century and two realities, revealing at last how Celina has lived as long as Meteor Mags.
Meteor Mags: Small Flowers and Other Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,580. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Join our space-pirate crew for the latest descent into rock'n'roll madness with telepathic octopuses, evil space lizards, and an indestructible calico cat!
Municipal Broadband: A Guide to Politics, Policies, and Success Factors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,910. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Telecommunications
Municipalities can revitalize their communities and improve their finances by taking the future of broadband into their own hands. This book will help them understand how to do it. Drawing on case studies from public administrators and peer-reviewed literature, this book identifies the factors that determine success or failure for a publicly owned broadband network.
Meteor Mags: The Battle of Vesta 4 and Other Tales
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 61,920. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Four action-packed stories full of anarchy, asteroids, and excessive ammunition continue The Adventures of Meteor Mags and Patches! Hoist the Jolly Roger and get ready to rock! Join Meteor Mags and her fun-loving crew at the birthday party of a lifetime—until death rains down from the sky! Strap on your battle armor for the most brutal, barbaric, blood-soaked fight of your life!
The Baby and the Crystal Cube
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(3.00 from 1 review)
Two lucid dreamers meet in recurring dreams, fall in love, and conceive a dream baby; but the unreality of the dream world leads them to distrust each other—with nightmarish results. A paranoid exploration of two minds dreaming the same dream, and fighting to control it.
Never See the Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
An interplanetary biologist locks himself in a fortified research lab with an alien octopus, stranding his teammates outside in the path of a ferocious hurricane on a water-covered world. The animal already killed one of them, and the scientist-commandos must get inside to confront it, or die in the storm. But the octopus has plans of its own, because it just discovered a new species, too: humans.
Animal Inside You: Poems of Chaos and Euphoria
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2017. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Animal Inside You collects 31 free-verse poems by author and artist Matthew Howard.
Meteor Mags: Omnibus Edition
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 181,790. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
On the asteroid mining frontier of the near future, a hell-raising space pirate and her indestructible calico cat rage against the forces of law and order, “liberating” cargo and racking up a massive body count—until they come face-to-face with an alien invasion! Get ready for asteroids, anarchy, and ammunition, because Meteor Mags and Patches are back—bigger, badder, and louder than ever!
Three Years Dreaming: A Memoir
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,680. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Dreams, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Three Years Dreaming is a journal told entirely in dreams. Dreams follow their own logic, creating unusual narratives where the impossible becomes commonplace. The memoir is a candid, intimate record of events that never happened. Dive into the unconscious life we live when we are not awake. And when it ends the only way a dream really can, you will have survived the journey.
Anything Sounds Like a Symphony - Poetry at Maximum Volume
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2016. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » American poetry » General
A continent gorges itself on new arrivals. Vagabonds and lost animals collide at midnight in alleys, sheets, and casinos for distraction, denial, shouting “never” into darkness. Anything sounds like a symphony when you turn the volume all the way up. —from "Piano" Matthew Howard, creator of The Adventures of Meteor Mags and Patches, cranks up the verse in more than 80 poems.
Laws That Shape Our Lives: Public Policy Essays
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,160. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Public affairs
From cyberspace to outer space, public policy shapes our lives, our planet, and our future. The ten essays collected in Laws That Shape Our Lives comprehensively analyze controversial policy measures such as net neutrality, tobacco packaging, water fluoridation, same-sex marriage, and the patenting of biological & genetic material.

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Matthew Howard's favorite authors on Smashwords

Joseph Schwartz
Latest book: The Crossover Brand.
Published April 28, 2014.
Kay Grynwald
Latest book: Mi Amiga: Two Dogs and a Cat Go Sailing.
Published March 13, 2022.