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More Positive Reviews of MEATCOW MAKER

May 8, 2017

Two more positive reviews to tell you about:

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.

Author Fest in Waynesboro, VA

May 5, 2017

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.

5-star review for MEATCOW MAKER

May 3, 2017

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.


April 23, 2017

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


Interview about PLAN 9

April 3, 2017

Hu Media interviewed John Johnson and me at our April 1 appearance at the French Press. Check it out:

MEATCOW MAKER Cover Revealed

April 3, 2017

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.

Meatcow Maker

Win a Rare NO OUTLET Copy

March 27, 2017

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.

A Night of PLAN 9

March 11, 2017

Plan 9John 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


Interviewed for Article about Martial Arts Schools

February 25, 2017

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.

The Lovecraft Chronicles, Vol. 2, Premiere

February 20, 2017

If you’re in Roanoke, VA, this weekend, catch Darkstone Entertainment’s premiere of The Lovecraft Chronicles, Vol. 2. I helped director John Johnson write the four short film scripts.

Starring Mariah Johnson and Donnie Sturges, this is the sequel anthology to the volume that came out seven years ago. It’s about the descendants of horror writers hunting down the monsters created by their ancestors, which have been mysteriously brought to life.

The films will show at midnight on Friday and Saturday night at the MystiCon SciFi Horror Fantasy Convention.