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. Along with freelance editing, he has worked in IT and technical support.

Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, developer of two custom RPG systems (paper & dice), 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, presently living with two: Loki and Dorian.



  • Prophet of the Badlands (Awakened 1)
  • Archon’s Queen (Awakened 2)
  • Grey Ronin (Awakened 3)
  • Daughter of Ash (Awakened 4)
  • Zero Rogue (Awakened 5)
  • Angel Descended (Awakened 6)
  • The Hand of Raziel (Daughter of Mars 1)
  • Araphel (Daughter of Mars 2)
  • Ghost Black (Daughter of Mars 3)
  • Division Zero (Division Zero 1)
  • Lex De Mortuis (Division Zero 2)
  • Thrall (Division Zero 3)
  • Guardian (Division Zero 4)
  • Heir Ascendant (Faded Skies 1)
  • Ascendant Revolution (Faded Skies 2)
  • One More Run (Roadhouse Chronicles 1)
  • The Redeemed (Roadhouse Chronicles 2)
  • Dead Man’s Number (Roadhouse Chronicles 3)
  • Emma and the Banderwigh (Tales of Widowswood 1)
  • Emma and the Silk Thieves (Tales of Widowswood 2)
  • Emma and the Silverbell Faeries (Tales of Widowswood 3)
  • Emma and the Elixir of Madness (Tales of Widowswood 4)
  • Emma and the Weeping Spirit (Tales of Widowswood 5)
  • Virtual Immortality (Virtual Immortality 1)
  • The Harmony Paradox (Virtual Immortality 2)
  • Caller 107
  • Chiaroscuro: The Mouse and the Candle
  • Nine Candles of Deepest Black
  • Operation Chimera [With Tony Healey]
  • The Dysfunctional Conspiracy [With Christopher Veltmann]
  • The Eldritch Heart
  • The Far Side of Promise Anthology
  • The Summer The World Ended
  • Wayfarer: AV494
  • Citadel: The Concordant Sequence
  • The Cursed Codex
  • Convergence (Winter Solstice 1) [With J.R. Rain]
  • Containment (Winter Solstice 2) [With J.R. Rain]
  • Nascent Shadow (Temporal Armistice 1)
  • The Shadow Collector (Temporal Armistice 2)
  • New Moon Rising (Samantha Moon Origins 1) [With J.R. Rain]
  • Moon Mourning (Samantha Moon Origins 2) [With J.R. Rain]
  • The Devil’s Eye (Maddy Wimsey #1) [With J.R. Rain]
  • The Drifting Gloom (Maddy Wimsey #2) [With J.R. Rain]
  • The Forest Beyond the Earth
  • The Menagerie of Jenkins Bailey
  • A Nighttime of Forever (Vampire Innocent #1)
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Fangs (Vampire Innocent #2)
  • Axillon99
  • Sophie’s Light (a novella)
  • Out of Sight

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)
  • Evergreen [Zombiepalooza Radio Anthology]


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


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