I’ll be with the Total Defense Martial Arts team at Rockfish Valley Fire Department, on Rt 151 in Afton, Sunday starting 1pm doing jiujitsu demonstrations during a community fair. Drop by and see me get hip thrown about a hundred times! You might even get to choke me!
Here’s the Facebook event page. The occasion is the Kids Dream Foundation car, truck, bike & tractor trailer show to help sick and underprivileged kids and their famlies.
Angela Bennett of Horror World says in her review, “Alternately heartbreaking, thought provoking, and, in several instances, cringe-worthy, Matthew Warner creates an bleak, post-apocalyptic world where survival is a matter of perspective.” Click to read the whole review.
And Nick Cato of Horror Fiction Review says, “Warner is a master of the revenge story (see his intriguing 2005 collection DEATH SENTENCES), and here he wraps one in a bleak, heartbreaking post apocalyptic sci-fi adventure. As always White Noise Press presents the tale in a gorgeous chapbook design (with cover art by the author’s wife Deena) so collectors best hurry before this beauty sells out. Fantastic all around.” Click to read the whole review.
There are only a few copies left for sale from White Noise Press. Click here.
Come see me tomorrow from 10am – 2pm at the Author Fest at the Waynesboro Public Library. You might be able to acquire a copy of Meatcow Maker! This is currently my last planned public appearance for 2017, so don’t miss your chance. More information.
The first review is in! Frank Michaels Errington gave it 5 out of 5 stars. “Meatcow Maker is one of those stories which will stay with you long after it’s been read. Recommended.” Click to read the whole review.
Meatcow Maker is now available from White Noise Press as a hand-crafted, 28-page chapbook, limited to just 150 copies. Click here to buy. This is one of my more unusual stories, and it was fun to write.
On a future Earth sterilized by nuclear apocalypse, two men hike across the desert. Nove the meatcow follows his master, Jebediah, to the last human settlement practicing the ancient art of crop cultivation. Growing food disrupts the symbiosis between meatcow-master couples such as them. Nove worries about his future. Jebediah wouldn’t dare abandon him … would he?
“An apocalyptic nightmare, but so much more! Weird, wonderful, wildly inventive, and ultimately heartbreaking. I loved every word of Matthew Warner’s Meatcow Maker.”
— Richard Chizmar, author of A Long December and co-author with Stephen King of Gwendy’s Button Box
Hu Media interviewed John Johnson and me at our April 1 appearance at the French Press. Check it out:
White Noise Press has revealed the wraparound cover for Meatcow Maker, the limited edition chapbook it’s publishing soon. The cover art is by Deena Warner and the cover design is by Keith Minnion.
In celebration of my Facebook page accumulating over 2000 likes, I’m giving away one (1) ultra-rare copy of the Thunderstorm Books edition of NO OUTLET. Details at this link.
John Johnson and I will give a joint appearance at The French Press to talk about the PLAN 9 movie he directed and my novelization of it. Expect behind-the-scenes footage, a reading from the novel, and some interesting Q&A.
Saturday, April 1
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The French Press
134 N Wayne Ave, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980
My local newspaper, the News Leader, interviewed me as part of a massive piece coming out tomorrow about Staunton martial arts schools. The online version, which you can read here, has some sweet video of my instructor throwing my ass to the ground. No, I was not suspended from school growing up.