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FROM NOTES TO NOVELS

FROM NOTES TO NOVELS

About five years ago I had 15,000 words written for a novel. I knew where I wanted to take the characters, the plot I wantedRead More

TWO BOOKS. TWO BEGINNINGS.

TWO BOOKS. TWO BEGINNINGS.

I can think of a dozen books, easily, that have been a big part of my life, from beautiful literature to guilty pleasures. Barbara Kingsolver’sRead More

Picking Your Battles

My new book, The South Coast, has been out for just about two weeks now. The release was sloppy, to say the least, due toRead More

Chapter One

As promised: CHAPTER ONE The South Coastby John H MatthewsCOMING SOON The man fell to his knees in the warm surf of the Gulf ofRead More

The First Word(s)

I follow several writing and author discussion forums. I’m mostly a stalker, watching what others ask and then following as the next fifty posts goRead More

The South Coast

I met with my editor over the weekend and have handed off all of the files for her to begin her process of tearing apartRead More