Caller 107 Blog Tour

From July 21st – August 1st, 2014 excluding weekends, a group of wonderful bloggers will host interviews, excerpts, and reviews for Caller 107. We are also doing a Rafflecopter giveaway in which you could win a signed copy, and a $25 Amazon gift card. Curiosity Quills is also hosting a Goodreads giveaway for a paperback copy of Caller 107.
I am grateful for such a huge showing of support and interest, especially since Caller 107 is a departure from my usual genre. While this is my third released title, I am as excited as if it were my first.


Diane Riggins at A Creative Mind – Review
Christie Gibrich at Teen Librarian Toolbox – Book Spotlight

Jennifer Melanson at The Cubicle Escapee – Interview
Ann-Marie Beaumont at Darkness Beckons – Excerpt

Matthew Graybosch at A Day Job and a Dream – Excerpt
Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes at Mallory Heart Reviews – Review
Becky at Becky’s Barmy Book Blog – Book Spotlight


Erika at Wonderful Monster – Review
Sarah Cass at Sarah’s StoryLines – Excerpt

Sandra at JeanzBookReadNReview – Interview
Rakib at I Hate Critics – Excerpt


Kevin Craig at Kevin Craig  – Excerpt
James Wymore at James Wymore – Book Spotlight

Elsie Elmore at Elsie Elmore – Interview
Sarit at Coffee Boks & Art – Excerpt

Merisha Abbott at Blissful Book Reviews – Excerpt
Vicki L. Weavil at Vicki Lemp Weavil – Interview
E. M. LaBonte – Interview
Sandra Almazan – Interview
Terri Bruce – Interview
T.W. Fendley – Interview

Katie Teller at Katie’s Stories – Book Spotlight
Charlie Anderson at Girl of 1000 Wonders – Excerpt

Elle Klass at The Troubled Oyster – Excerpt
Amberr Meadows at Like a Bump on a Blog – Review


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Caller 107 by Matthew S. Cox

Caller 107

by Matthew S. Cox

Giveaway ends August 21, 2014.

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Caller 107 Blog Tour Signup

Curiosity Quills is looking for bloggers and book reviewers willing to participate in a tour to support the release of my upcoming contemporary paranormal YA – Caller 107.

We’re interested in finding hosts for interviews, reviews, excerpt posts and book spotlight posts.

All tour/ cover reveal participants will be provided with a press kit containing the cover, blurb, relevant links, and a bio. Those wishing to review the title will also be provided with a digital copy of the book, in exchange for your honest opinion of the read. The ebook would come in one of the following formats: .epub, .mobi, .pdf.

The cover reveal is scheduled for June 10, 2014, with the book being released on July 22, 2014.
The tour is scheduled to run July 21 – August 1, excluding weekends.


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Caller 107

I’m thrilled to announce that Curiosity Quills has signed a publishing contract with me for Caller 107No release date has been determined at this time, though it will probably be in the first half of 2014. (I know that’s a wide window but at this point it’s a best guess situation.)


Anyway… sometime around 2006 or so (i’m guessing) I had a very bizarre dream. I’m still to this day not sure what triggered or if it means anything. When I awoke from it, it had the unusual quality of being still in my head as if I had just watched a movie. For reasons I do not entirely understand (for I wasn’t too serious about the writing thing back then) decided that since I remembered it, I should write it down.

So, as soon as I was up I started typing and didn’t stop until I had as best a scene-for-scene transcription of the dream, weirdness and all. This produced a story that was about 22,000 words in length. I thought it was a bit quirky and was not sure what to do with it, so it sat.

It sat on my computer until, quite by chance – and the miracle of surviving two new PC’s – I found it and started reading it again. Since the time I initially wrote it and when I found it a few months ago, my writing had (at least I like to think so) improved quite a bit. I sat down and went through it with my newly honed attempt at editing abilities and lo and behold got it down to a nice trim 20k even.

With Division Zero signed and on the way, I decided to send this one over (at the time I called it “Natalie”) and ask if they might have any interest in this old short story I found and touched up. Well, as it turns out, 20k is too fat to be a short story. Alas, its also too anemic for a Novella. So, the nugget that would become Caller 107 wound up in this limbo of being too big and too small at the same time. Fortunately, James at CQ gave me a lot of positive feedback about the story, and Lisa must have seen something as well as she asked if I would consider bringing it up to novel length.

Well, “Novel Length” I said to myself… How hard could that be?

The first manuscript I wrote, Virtual Immortality, came out 255k at the first draft (since down to 206).  Division Zero hit 98 without breaking a sweat. No Problem I can do this. Well, VI and Division Zero had the fortunate circumstance of both being in the genre of my comfort zone as well as outlined in detail. I wrote Natalie (the short story that would become Caller 107) based on a strange dream as quickly as I could type without losing any of it. No outline, just a stumbling walk from bed to desk and a blur of flying words.

No outline, no plan, just a quirky little story about some kid having a really bad night. I did the only logical thing I could think of. I had to think outside the dream box, as it were, and create a bit before it, a bit after it, and stuff a little in the middle. I must say, being an outliner by nature, working without a net was definitely an experience.

Fortunately, I think it worked. So much for nets – though I do think I will continue to be more of an outliner.

Oh, and Happy T-Day.