Mark Matthews


Mark Matthews is from Detroit and the author of 3 novels. On the Lips of Children his latest piece of dark fiction from Books of the Dead Press. MILK-BLOOD is the follow up, and is expected in June of 2014. His first novel, STRAY, is based on his experiences working at a substance abuse treatment center that shares a parking lot with an animal shelter. His second novel, The Jade Rabbit is also based on a true setting in Detroit. Follow him at his blog,”Writing, Running, and Chasing the Dragon.”

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The Damage Done
Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
After years of suffering with mental illness, heroin has opened up the gates of heaven for Jervis Samsa. It is all that makes life bearable. But when he gets trapped in his basement without a scrap of dope to shoot, he needs to go to any lengths to get high. The results are something monstrous, and his basement bedroom becomes a hell for those who enter.
Wicked Smart Carnie
Price: Free! Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Where do Carnies come from? A young man's visit to the carnival revels secrets of the Carnie culture that leaves him changed forever. What happened that compels him to go back to the Carnival, year after year, looking for the prize that eluded him? A short story of 2500 words. Included is the prologue to the novel, "On the Lips of Children"
Zombie Dash
Price: Free! Words: 7,720. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Are you fast enough to survive the Zombie apocalypse? Well, now you can find out. It's the new trend in running races; run through miles and miles of zombie infested trails, but instead of biting you, they grab a flag off of your belt, flag-football style. See what happens when Big Pharm meets Big Horror, as three Pharmaceutical Representatives take part in a Zombie Run, and get much more ho
Price: Free! Words: 95,340. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A gritty novel with an edge yet surprisingly gentle and sweet, Stray will take you through the dog fighting dens and crack houses of Detroit where Stray souls can find connections in the most unusual of places.

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Smashwords book reviews by Mark Matthews

  • Smashwords Style Guide on Dec. 18, 2010

    After researching and reading many online comments about the troubles of formatting, I thought I would just pay for an editor to get my ebook set for premium distribution. Instead, I decided to follow the style guide, and it is so much easier than I feared. Less than 24 hours after starting the edit, it was submitted, and soon after approved for premium distribution and 10 samples immediately uploaded. A great, step by step guide. I will use the book and the service again. Mark Matthews