Originally from South Amboy NJ, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Since 1996, he has developed the “Divergent Fates” world, in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, The Awakened Series, The Harmony Paradox, and the Daughter of Mars series take place.

Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems, and a fan of anime, British humour, and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it.

He is also fond of cats.



  • Caller 107
  • Division Zero
  • Division Zero: Lex De Mortuis
  • Division Zero: Thrall
  • Division Zero: Guardian
  • Operation Chimera (Co-written with Tony Healey)
  • Prophet of the Badlands – The Awakened I
  • Archon’s Queen – The Awakened II
  • Grey Ronin – The Awakened III
  • Daughter of Ash – The Awakened IV
  • Zero Rogue – The Awakened V
  • Angel Descended – The Awakened VI
  • Virtual Immortality
  • The Harmony Paradox
  • Emma & the Banderwigh
  • Emma & the Silk Thieves
  • Emma & the Silverbell Faeries
  • The Far Side of Promise (Anthology)
  • The Summer the World Ended
  • Nine Candles of Deepest Black
  • The Hand of Raziel (Daughter of Mars 1)
  • Araphel (Daughter of Mars 2)
  • Ghost Black (Daughter of Mars 3)
  • One More Run (Roadhouse Chronicles 1)
  • The Redeemed (Roadhouse Chronicles 2)
  • Dead Man’s Number (Roadhouse Chronicles 3)
  • Chiaroscuro – The Mouse and the Candle
  • The Eldritch Heart
  • Heir Ascendant
  • The Dysfunctional Conspiracy (with Christopher Veltmann)
  • Wayfarer

Short Stories

  • A Ghost Among Fireflies
  • A Queen’s Lament
  • Innocent Deception
  • Into the Beneath
  • Loose Ends
  • Ouroboros
  • The Far Side of Promise
  • The Roommate
  • The Ruin of Man (Actuator 2.5 Anthology)
  • The Tower
  • One More Run (Precedes the events of the novel)
  • Out of Sight
  • Stolen Orchid (Borderlands Anthology)
  • A Dream of Clouds (Valcoria Anthology)
  • The Old City (An Awakened short story)
  • Maestro’s Requiem (A Virtual Immortality short story)


Prophet of the Badlands (excerpt) – Honorable Mention – Writers of the Future


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