About Me

Hello all. What can I say about me? Well, I’m a sci-fi/fantasy enthusiast, inclining more towards the former. I pretty much grew up with the genre and have been an avid reader of it since I was sixteen. By the time I was seventeen, I began to try my hand at writing my own fiction in this and other genres, and eventually decided it was something I wanted to pursue.

In time, I came to develop a preference for the classical variety and have shunned the commercial stuff wherever possible. Not because I don’t like it per se, just because I prefer the stuff that tries to tackle the most fundamental questions of human existence. Like “Who are we? Why are we here? Where are we going? And what defines us as a species?”

In any case, that’s what I have always striven for: to write the kind of stories that address these questions. Over the years, I have written many short stories and two full-length novels, all which take place within the same fictional universe. In addition, I have written over one thousand articles on subjects of science, technology, astronomy, history, literature, pop culture, and general knowledge.

Recently, I finished work on my latest story, Data Miners, and will be publishing two zombie apocalypse stories and an anthology of science fiction literature in the coming months. Look for them here! And feel free to browse from my existing titles below:

Books by me:


Whiskey Delta: A story of the zombie apocalypse, as told by the brave men and women of the Rattlesnake Brigade.
Available at Amazon.com


Papa Zulu: The much-anticipated sequel to Whiskey Delta.
Available at Amazon.com


Data Miners: A techno-thriller about espionage, the war on terror, and old grudges finding new purchase!
Available at Amazon.com


Legacies: Preludes: A collection of short stories set in the near future cataloging humanity’s future.
Available at Amazon.com


Source: A tale of struggle, survival, colonization, and the threat of extinction in the distant future.
Available at Amazon.com

54 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello – You are a recipient of the Versatile Blogger Award. It’s an award that’s been going around. I think the idea is that it helps bring new readers to other blog sites, and I do love your blog. My post is on my home page: http://abcicconemysterywriter.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/ive-won-an-award-2/

    The requirements of the award are as follows:

    1. Thank the award-givers and link back to them in your post.
    2. Share 7 things about yourself.
    3. Pass this award along.
    4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

    When you are ready, grab the icon from my page and post your own award announcement on your blog. I can see it’s the second time you’ve got one so keep up the good work, people really appreciate your blog! Congratulations and I hope you have some fun with it!

      1. I believe that it is unlimited, it’s more of a “meme” where you pick a blog and they pass it on to another blog owner. The gist is to alert other people of blogs you may find interesting.

  2. Hi,
    I’ve nominated you for a blogger award!

    Here are the rules for receiving the award: (1) thank the blogger who nominated you (2) include the links to their blogs, (3) include the award image in your post, (4) copy the award image to your site, (5) give seven random facts about yourself, (6) nominate 15 other bloggers for the award, (7) when nominating other bloggers include the links to their sites, and (7) let those bloggers know they’ve been nominated.

  3. Hello, Matt. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I’m a Sci-fi fan too but I’m probably more like the masses — Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, Terminator, etc. I am curious though, if you’ll be blogging about Prometheus. I haven’t seen it yet. I’m still jet lagged from a recent trip to Asia. I want to enjoy the movie when I do watch it.

  4. I just realized your name was Matt. Oops. In any case, I, too, have nominated you for a blogger award. The Beautiful Blogger award that is. Feel free to check out the details on my page, or just go about your merry day. Looks like you’ve gotten a few nominations recently, so I hope this isn’t overkill.

  5. Hi, Matt — I appreciate your Like on my post about Daisy Merrick. I’m discovering writers like you who are self-publishing and it’s inspiring. All the best to you with your work.

      1. I don’t usually read sci-fi, but this year I broke down to challenge myself. I re-read Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles (I thought I’d be safe since it was written so long ago) and I loved it, mainly for his writing style, but also for the story, which I thought was amazing.

        I am a Star Wars fan (thanks to my son) and a Marvel superheroes fan (thanks to my three brothers — we read the comics in our youth), but I’m not really drawn to the sci-fi genre. BUT one of my characters in a future novel might be, so it’s always good to know a little about a lot. Thanks for the follow.

      2. That’s a coincidence. My writing group and I are producing an anthology about colonization that was inspired by Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles. At least that was my inspiration, they probably have their own :)

  6. Thanks for showing interest in what I put out. I sincerely hope you
    continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Please invite
    others too. Be safe, be fair, be good.

  7. I’ve never gone through and “liked” all of your chapter posts, but I enjoy the format and the time-dealy release schedule. I’ve been working on my own sci-fi novel and have been toying with the idea of releasing it bit by bit as you do.
    Could we e-mail correspond or some other method a bit about this meothod. I would be honored to pick your brain just a bit.
    -Dr. Sci-fi

  8. Thanks for all the “likes” on my blöog “Pit’s Musings and Ramblings from a Big Country”. Just in case you prefer reading things in English, I post in English, too, in my “A German Expat’s Life in Texas” [http://pitstexasexpatblog.wordpress.com/].
    My best wishes for 2013,

  9. Thank you for following my blog! I’m actually moving to a new URL this week, so I really hope you’ll continue to follow me there. (And I’m hosting a giveaway for homemade cookies to celebrate, so check it out if you like desserts! :])

    I love the questions about existence that you’re trying to address through your writing — they’re some of the most basic and yet hardest to answer!

    1. Why yes, but in truth, I have more difficulty coming up with some fantasy-based. I’ve tried, thanks to the inspiration I received from Tolkien, Martin, and the Elder Scrolls games. But dammit, can’t invent anything consistent or complete.

      If you can make a go of it, I’d like to see what you’ve done.

      1. Oh, I’m sure your fantasy is better than you give it credit for. What do you think of Rowling’s stuff?

        Well, my blog is the PL which is my fantasy. (But it’s very real.) Love for you to stop by and look around. I even make skits of the PL.

      2. I’ve never actually read any of Rowlings work, but I have seem the movie adaptations and respect her ability to spin a yarn. She’s clearly an English teacher by profession because she knows how to create plot, characterization, and tie things together. That being said, she’s a bit YA for my taste.

        One thing, what does PL mean?

  10. Hello. Came across your site after following some dead links (whilst looking for Dystopian movies) at http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/839203-favorite-dystopian-movies

    Anyway, I tried the Search function when I went to your home page – it returns a 404 Page Not Found error whenever I enter a term and click the magnifying glass or hit Enter. (I was searching for ‘Stross’ and ‘Rucker’) Sorry to advise via comment, but couldn’t see any other way.
    Glad to see sci-fi fans running sites discussing such topics..

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