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Author Birthdays: Douglas Adams

I’m starting my Author Birthdays series with Douglas Adams, whose birthday is March 11. “Um, Matteson,” you might be thinking. “Why start with this dude? Particularly since he wrote science fiction, and you write fantasy.” Well, Adams has had a huge impact on my writing aesthetic. When people ask me[…]

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A House for Keeping Is Here! aka a Love Letter to NaNoWriMo

In the immortal words of my main character, Finn, “Wow.” It’s surreal sitting here after pushing the “Publish” button on my urban fantasy novel A House for Keeping. It took me six years to get to this point. In 2012, I had a medical malfunction. (See my “Not Playing with All[…]

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Guess What I Learned? Moose!

Hey there girls and boys. Let’s learn about the moose. Why the moose, you might ask? Well, when I was writing “A Road Trip for Finn,” the short story that serves as a sort of teaser/introduction to my Housekeeper series, I needed to know more about the big guy that pays[…]

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Guess What I Learned? Platypus and Echidna

Would you look at this fine fellow? In my quest for info about [redacted to avoid spoilers], I wound up researching the platypus. OMG, these guys are amazing. (And also, when I read about them, I kinda felt like they’re proof that humans are being punked. By who or what,[…]

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Guess What I Learned? Episode 1: The Zeroeth Law

So, one of the awesome things about writing—even writing fiction—is that there’s research involved. I get to learn all sorts of random stuff. I love learning new things! To me, this is one of the big bonuses of having a writing career. I can’t think of another career where I’d[…]

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Welcome Wynnsiders!

Thank  you so much for joining in the fun! I’m Matteson (pronounced Madison, in case you’re curious). Pleased to meet you! No really, I’m thrilled you’re here. So this here is my website, my Internet home, where I share stuff that’s happening while I’m writing, editing, and generally faffing about[…]

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