Red Maple Tree

NOVELS

Secrets Of Slaters FallsZach's Secret by Matthew W. Grant

Dark Secrets

SHORT STORIES

Dear Author by Matthew W. GrantThat's Why I'm The Soap Opera Writer by Matthew W. Grant

NONFICTION

Sex On Soaps by Matthew W. Grant

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Joyce of Westerfloyce by Matthew W. Grant

AUTHOR NEWS

2014

Multiple Foreign Language Editions Available Worldwide

June 2014 - All the work that has been going in the background for the past few months on various foreign language translations of Matthew's novels and stories culminates this month with the release of multiple foreign language editions.

Every day more become available on various platforms including Amazon.com and the country specific Amazon sites such as Amazon.ca, (Canada) Amazon.es (Spain), Amazon.fr (France), and Amzon.com.br (Brazil). They are also for sale at iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and through a network of over 300 regional ebook retailers.

The ever-growing list currenly includes:

Spanish

French

Portuguese

Italian

Dutch

Afrikaans

Turkish

Chinese

Coming Soon:


Expanding Author Bio

May 2014 - For the first time in many years, Matthew finally expands the newspaper credits in his bio. His work had previously appeared in two newpspaers. That number has now expanded to four newspapers.


Read All Matthew's Books On SCRIBD

April 2014 - Matthew is a participating author in the "All You Can Read" SCRIBD subcsription service. All of his books are currently available to SCRIBD members.

SCRIBD is often described as "the Netflix for ebooks" because subscribers pay one monthly fee (currently 8.99) to rent/read as many books as they want. Thousands of books are available from major publishers, small presses, independent publishers, and independent writers.


The Killer Net Now Available

March 2014 - Matthew's new thriller, THE KILLER NET, is now available in paperback and as an ebook. The audiobook version is currently in production with talented narrator Jeannie Lin.

Ten little girls sat at their computers
Wondering who they’d find on line
One entered a chat room with a killer
And then there were nine. . .

The Killer Net

On the eve of the new millennium, thousands of people logged on to the Internet for the first time every day. Some were looking for love. Some were looking for victims.

Learn more by clicking on the book cover above.


Matthew's Ebooks on Sale at Smashwords March 2-8, 2014

March 2014 - All of Matthew's ebooks will be on sale at Smashwords from March 2 through March 8 during Smashwords annual Read An Ebook Week promotion. Click here to visit Matthew's author page on Smashwords to get the great deals.


Foreign Language Editions Coming Soon

February 2014 - Matthew's books are already available and sold in various countries around the world in ebook, audiobook, and paperback formats. Currently, they are all in the English language. Many will soon be available in a variety of foreign languages as well.

As of this writing, translations are underway for titles in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Afrikaans (with more to come).

Watch this space for more updates as various titles are released.


Matthew W. Grant's Books Now Available On Google Play

January 2014 - In addition to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple's iTunes store and many other online retailers, all of Matthew's books are now available on Google Play.

Formerly known as the Android Market, Google Play is Google's marketplace for books, music, and apps for use on Android devices such as smartphones and tablets. Google Play books are available worldwide in almost fifty countries.

Click here to see Matthew's books on Google Play



2013

Secrets Of Slaters Falls Arrives In Audio

October 2013 - October continues to be a banner month for Matthew's work. Matthew's longest novel, the almost 100K word Secrets Of Slaters Falls, just debuted in audio.

The tour de force performance by narrator Andreas Lyon clocks in at 10 hours! In addition to voiceover work, Andreas is a professional LA actor who has appeared in movies, television, commercials, and on stage both in America and abroad.

Matthew loved all the distinctive voices Andreas came up with for the ensemble cast, but he thinks the voice Andreas created for the manipulative and overbearing Mrs. Rosemont is sheer perfection.

Secrets Of Slaters Falls is available for download at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.


Matthew's Novels Available In Amazon's New Kindle Match Program

Otober 2013 - Matthew's novels (Secrets Of Slaters Falls, Zach's Secret, and Dark Secrets) are all available in Amazon's Kindle Match Program.

What is Kindle Match? Amazon created the Kindle Match program to combine paperback sales with ebooks. Customers who purchase a paperback copy of certain books can get the ebook versions of those books free or at a reduced price.

Who benefits from the Kindle Match program?

- Kindle Match is a way to save money for people who like to have the same book in both paperback and electronic versions.

- Kindle Match is also perfect for those who love to give books as gifts. This way, a gift giver can purchase a paperback copy as a gift and also immediately receive the ebook version for himself or herself. It makes reading twice the fun when you get to share the experience with a friend.


Time To Scare Up A Horror Novel Audio Book

October 2013 - As if the paperback version of Dark Secrets wasn't enough to keep you up at night worried about the horrific goings on in the small Vermont town of Maplecrest, the audio version of the novel has just been released.

Need a fun idea for Halloween? Once you put the kids to bed and start raiding their trick-or-treat candy, shut the lights off and listen to Dark Secrets in audio!

Get the Dark Secrets audiobook at Amazon, Audible, or iTunes.


Dark Secrets Horror Novel Now Available In Paperback

October 2013 - The Devil always collects his due and now paperback readers can get their seasonal scares just in time for Halloween because Dark Secrets is now out in paperback.


Gay Audiobook Comes Out On National Coming Out Day 2013

October 2013 - Just in time for National Coming Out Day 2013, Zach's Secret made its debut in audio.

Narrator Luke Avery's smooth voice is just right for hearing Zach's voice in your head as he tells the story.

You can find Zach's Secret at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.


The Soap Opera Audiobooks Are Here

September 2013 - Jeannie Lin recently did double duty looking at soap operas from both a fiction and a non-fiction angle while narrating Matthew's Sex On Soaps: Afternoon Love & Lust On Television Daytime Dramas as well as his That's Why I'm The Soap Opera Writer.

Matthew's favorite part was her rendition of Sarah's voice (especially when she is outraged) in the short story Welcome To Slaters Falls which is included as a bonus short story in both works.

These and Matthew's other audiobooks are available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.


Matthew's Play A Beautiful Lie Produced At Winnipesaukee Playhouse

June 2013 - The world premiere of Matthew's one act play, A Beautiful Lie, was produced at the award-winning Winnipesaukee Playhouse in New Hampshire's beautiful Lakes Region.

The play appeared as part of the Playhouse's 2013 Playwriting Festival which was held the first weekend of June. Matthew was glad to be a part of the Celebration of Theater Weekend at the Playhouse which was put together to commemorate the opening of the organization's multi-million dollar new theater facility.

Matthew extends his special thanks and recognition to talented director Judi Rogato as well as the wonderful cast which included Colleen Eliason, Brett Billings, Lea Mascio, and Lissa Mascio.

A Beautiful Lie is based on characters from Matthew's Novel Secrets Of Slaters Falls.


First Audiobook Versions Available Now

March 2013 - Two audio versions of Matthew's work are now available.

The delightful narration performed by Mary Catherine Jones for Joyce of Westerfloyce - The Story of the Tiny Little Girl with the Tiny Little Voice makes the book enjoyable for both children and adults to listen to. The distint character voices bring the story to life.

Narrator Craig Jessen brought just the right mix amount of drama and craziness to Dear Author: How Sending Agent Manuscript Queries & Receiving Publisher Rejection Letters Drives Writers Insane

The audiobook versions of Matthew's novels and short stories are available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

Stay tuned...more audiobooks are on the way and will be announced shortly.


Matthew's Books Will Soon be Available in Audio Editions

Winter 2013 - Several of Matthew's books and short stories are currently in various stages of production as audiobooks with very talented narrators. Watch this space for updates as titles are released!



2012

Get DARK SECRETS, Matthew's Latest Novel, FOR ONLY 99 CENTS on Oct. 30, 31 & Nov. 1 of 2012

Halloween Witch eBooks

DARK SECRETS will be available for only 99 cents on the Kindle during those three days. Here is a handy link and a look at the book cover:

But wait....there's more!

Matthew has joined with over 30 other authors to offer their witch themed books together for free or at reduced sales prices during this promotion to give you plenty of chills and thrills reading from now until Halloween and beyond. Here's the official word:

Get More Free & Reduced Price Horror Ebooks On Sale For The Kindle

More than thirty horror authors announced today that they are coming together this Halloween to offer book lovers a bewitching deal on almost fifty witch-themed ebooks on October 30, 31, and November 1, 2012. Bargain hunting readers will find that a spell has been cast, magically lowering sale prices, which will range from free to $2.99 with the majority of ebooks being sold for 99 cents.

Although their ebooks share a similar witchy theme, the cauldron-stirring group of authors has approached the subject many different ways, from frightening to fun and from historical to hysterical. Some authors crossed genres, mixing romantic comedy with their witchcraft while others stuck to traditional hard core horror featuring evil witches. Assorted demons, vampires, ghosts, and zombies appear in various books as well. Get More Witch Themed Fiction here.


Get DARK SECRETS, Matthew's Latest Novel, FREE on Oct. 23, 24 & 25 of 2012

Horror Novel eBooks

That's right, DARK SECRETS will be available as a free download on the Kindle during those three days. Here is a handy link and a look at the book cover:

But wait....there's more!

Matthew has joined with 23 other authors to offer their books together for free during this promotion to give you plenty of chills and thrills reading from now until Halloween and beyond. Here's the official word:

Horror Writers Treat Readers To Free Ebooks Just In Time For Halloween 2012

A group of horror writers are banding together to treat readers to 24 free horror-themed ebooks just in time for Halloween. The books in the promotion literally cover the Halloween spectrum from A to Z since there are books dealing with apparitions and zombies. Vampires, witches, ghosts, and other spooky creatures of the night also await brave Kindle owners here Get All 24 Horror Books & Short Stories FREE!. Readers will discover the book covers and links to all 24 titles which will be available for free on October 23, 24, and 25, 2012.

The event was created by Christopher Tarwater, husband of author Tristan Tarwater, who is participating in the promotion. Though not a writer himself, Christopher came up with the promotional idea to support his wife and her fellow authors. This is Christopher's sophomore outing organizing an event like this. He previously ran one at the beginning of the summer which was declared "Fantastic – the best results I ever had for a promotion!" by author Darren Pillsbury.


Gay Coming Out Novel Discounted For National Coming Out Day 2012

Author Matthew W. Grant announced today that, in celebration of National Coming Out Day on October 11, 2012, the ebook version of his gay coming out novel, Zach's Secret, has been discounted effective immediately at select ebook retailers until October 22, 2012. During that time frame, the ebook will be reduced 25% from its regular retail price of $3.99, making it available for $2.99. For those without ereaders, the paperback version is part of Amazon's 4-for-3 promotion in which readers buy four eligible items and get the lowest-priced item free.

Matthew explained that Zach's Secret deals with many timely topics. "In addition to the character of a gay high school student coming to terms with his sexuality as he falls for the new jock on campus, the novel also explores themes of bullying, prejudice, finding first love, and the battle over the formation of a Gay-Straight Alliance at a small town high school."

Matthew's screenplay adaptation of the novel was a finalist in a contest sponsored by Script Magazine. The ebook version of Zach's Secret is available at a variety of online retailer websites including Amazon (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Nook), Apple (iTunes, iBooks, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), Sony (Sony Reader) and in multiple ereader formats at Smashwords, All Romance Ebooks, OmniLit, Kobo, and Diesel. The paperback version is also available at Amazon.

The price reduction on the ebook version is currently being offered at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes iBookstore, All Romance, OmniLit, and Smashwords.