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:

Dataminers_3Data Miners: A techno-thriller about espionage, the war on terror, and old grudges finding new purchase!
Available at Amazon/Kindle

Preludes

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

Source_2

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

Whiskey_Delta

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

53 Comments ↓

53 Comments on “About Me”

  1. Carla March 30, 2011 at 4:01 am #

    Woooooohooooo – hi Matt!

  2. jamieahughes January 4, 2012 at 4:10 am #

    I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award!

    http://tousledapostle.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/you-like-me-you-really-like-me/

  3. Clip Snark March 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Thanks for visiting Clip Snark!

  4. abcicconemysterywriter May 6, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    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!

    • storiesbywilliams May 6, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      Thanks, but I’ve already been nominated for one of these. Is there a limit on this sort of thing or is it annual, etc?

      • abcicconemysterywriter May 6, 2012 at 10:58 am #

        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.

      • storiesbywilliams May 6, 2012 at 11:47 am #

        Ah, so no prize then? Damn!

  5. Dave W June 6, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    Hi,
    I’ve nominated you for a blogger award!
    http://theroadtomarathon.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/i-won-something/

    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.

  6. Richard Leonard June 8, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    G’day! Great blog you have here. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you accept, please follow this link: http://richardleonard.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/versatile-blogger-award/

  7. likeitiz June 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    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.

    • storiesbywilliams June 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

      Absolutely! I will be catching this weekend if all goes well. I wanted to see it last night, but my woman dragged me to the Avengers instead. It-was-awesome!

      • likeitiz June 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

        Well, I’ll be looking out for it!

        Loved the Avengers! I’m a Marvel Superheroes fan too!

      • storiesbywilliams June 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

        I’m posting about both the Prometheus ship and the Avenger’s helicarrier in just a moment. Feel free to check that out too ;)

  8. scintillatebrightly June 11, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    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.

    • storiesbywilliams June 14, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

      I can’t accept, sorry. I’ve been nominated five times now and I’m running out stuff to say about myself. Not to mention people to nominate. Thanks for the consideration though!

      • scintillatebrightly June 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

        Yeah I don’t blame you. I was noticing the same thing on your about page.

  9. Darla McDavid July 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    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.

    • storiesbywilliams July 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

      Well get ready for me to follow you too. Let me know if you ever want to talk to a sci-fi geek ;)

      • Darla McDavid July 20, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

        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.

      • storiesbywilliams July 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

        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 :)

  10. Ripley Connor July 31, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    I would like to nominate you for the One Lovely Blog Award!

    Here’s some information:
    http://ripleyconnor.com/2012/08/01/one-lovely-blog-award/

    Continued success to you!

  11. macrocritters August 20, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    You had me at “zombies”. Wow…there is a lot of material here for me to work through…and I’m going to love doing so! Great site!!!

    Cheers,
    EC
    http://www.macrocritters.wordpress.com

  12. yasniger September 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    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.

  13. Dr. Sci-Fi September 6, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    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

    • storiesbywilliams September 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

      Sure thing. I like swapping ideas and brainstorming. And if you want the benefit of others opinions, you should check out the writer’s group of which I am a part.

      http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/65828

    • storiesbywilliams September 30, 2012 at 12:30 am #

      Hey, not sure if I ever got back to you about this. My email is on the front page. Drop me a line and we can liaise. I’d love to see what you’re working on.

      • Dr. Sci-Fi October 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

        You did, I just put it on my giant backburner project. I’ll shoot you a message later this week. Thanks.

  14. Nina D'Arcangela October 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Dear Sir,

    I wish to converse with you in private – here is my email addy:

    darc.nina@gmail.com

    Most kindly,
    The Dark Angel ;}
    aka Nina

    Yes, I’m LMAO – give me a shout, I would like to run something by you. :)

  15. Rhys C. Ethan October 18, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    Hello Matt. I’ve just nominated your very cool blog for A Lovely Blog Award. Enjoy

  16. carolynpageabc December 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Hey Matt, please accept a STAR… :)
    http://abcofspiritalk.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/lifes-little-pleasures/

    • storiesbywilliams December 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

      Thanks, and know that I’ve already been nominated. Hey, can I do a two-fer when it comes to acknowledgments? That would reaaaaal good on my front page?

  17. Pit January 2, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    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,
    Pit

  18. Ripley Connor January 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Continued success! http://ripleyconnor.com/2013/01/04/four-very-inspiring-blogger-awards/

  19. Notes To Ponder January 26, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    Hi. Wanted to thank you for all your likes and comments. I truly appreciate someone taking the time to dive into my archives. Really enjoy your blog. :)

  20. foods for the soul February 20, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    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!

    • storiesbywilliams February 20, 2013 at 11:22 am #

      Oh why thank you. I do take request, you know ;) In fact, I have been looking for some new angles, since I’ve been kind of holding court on the whole new tech, zombies and insane clowns lately.

      • foods for the soul February 20, 2013 at 11:25 am #

        Hmm, well chemistry is near and dear to my heart. It might be a bit too far towards the science end of the spectrum, but it’d definitely be different from zombies and clowns!

      • storiesbywilliams February 20, 2013 at 11:29 am #

        Chemistry… I’ll see what I can do ;)

      • foods for the soul February 20, 2013 at 11:38 am #

        Sounds good!

  21. likeitiz February 28, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    Hi there! I just nominated you. Check it out: http://wp.me/pYeWf-1BM

  22. Professor VJ Duke September 2, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    The professor has always been more Sci-Fi than Fantasy. I admire that you can write the former! Isn’t it tricky?

    • storiesbywilliams September 2, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

      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.

      • Professor VJ Duke September 2, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

        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.

      • storiesbywilliams September 2, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

        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?

  23. Vinny Grette September 10, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Have you tried Margaret Atwood’s trilogy starting with Oryx and Crake? One of my favorite sci-fis. Atwood is so clever it’s scary!

    • storiesbywilliams September 10, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

      Not at this time, though my mother was a big fan and definitely read the first one. What were the sequels called?

      • Vinny Grette September 10, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

        After the Flood and her latest is MacAddams. Sounds to me like these would be right up your alley :)

  24. Coach Muller November 21, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Hello!! I am thrilled to tell you that I have nominated you for the 2013 Blog of the Year!! I really like your blog site and I think that your blog is one of the best that I have seen. You can see it on my page “Good Time Stories” http://goodtimestories.wordpress.com/
    Once again, Congratulations my friend!! Have an AWESOME day!!!

    • storiesbywilliams November 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

      Why thank you! I’ll be right by and be sure to do a thank you and acceptance post!

  25. Guy Ferguson March 21, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    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..

    • storiesbywilliams March 23, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

      Really? I checked those links a couple times and they seem to be working. If you like, I can point you to the proper posts. I do hope you’d find them to your liking :)

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