Works

Novels

Novellas

Short Stories

Backwards Man

  • Discoveries: Best of Horror and Dark Fantasy. Dark Regions Press. Jan. 2016.
  • Dominoes in Time. Thunderstorm Books, Sept. 2015; Cemetery Dance Publications, Nov. 2015.
  • Dark Discoveries magazine. Nov. 2005. (“Matthew Warner’s Backwards Man turned out to be my favorite tale here, and let me just state once again that Warner is someone to keep your eye on; this sucker is a gem and a half.” — The Horror Fiction Review #12)

And That’s When the Bathroom Exploded

  • Author reading at The French Press cafe, Jan. 19, 2016
  • Dominoes in Time. Thunderstorm Books, Sept. 2015; Cemetery Dance Publications, Nov. 2015.
  • Horrorfind Fiction. Nov. 2004–Dec. 2004.
  • Mid-Atlantic Horror Professionals chapbook. Aug. 2004.
  • Gothic.net. Sept. 30, 2002.
  • Horrorfind Fiction. Oct. 2001–Jan. 2002.

Picture Perfect

  • Dominoes in Time. Thunderstorm Books, Sept. 2015; Cemetery Dance Publications, Nov. 2015.
  • Terrible Beauty, Fearful Symmetry, DarkHart Press. March 2010. (“…a chilling story about the loss of physical beauty”—Count Gore De Vol’s Tomb of Dark Delights)

Muralistic

At Death We’ll Not Part

  • Dominoes in Time. Thunderstorm Books, Sept. 2015; Cemetery Dance Publications, Nov. 2015.
  • Blood Rose e-zine. Feb. 2004.
  • Tourniquet Heart anthology. Prime Books. April 2002.
  • The Black Abyss magazine. Sept. 1998.

Springs Eternal

Cocktail Party of the Dead

Life Insurance

Cat’s Cradle

  • Dominoes in Time. Thunderstorm Books, Sept. 2015; Cemetery Dance Publications, Nov. 2015.
  • Horror Drive-In. May 2010.

Second Wind

  • Dominoes in Time. Thunderstorm Books, Sept. 2015; Cemetery Dance Publications, Nov. 2015.
  • Comic adaptation by Michael Heath Pecorino. March 2013.
  • Horror World. August 2012.

With the Eyes of God

  • Dominoes in Time. Thunderstorm Books, Sept. 2015; Cemetery Dance Publications, Nov. 2015.
  • Horror Isn’t a 4-Letter Word. Guide Dog Books. Sept. 2008.
  • Eulogies: Horror World Yearbook, Vol. 1 anthology. March 2006. (“… an unflinching, original tale with a shocking end. Warner also has a few articles in the book and one of the best is about how this story came to be.” The Horror Fiction Review #14)
  • Horror World. May 2005.

Maybe Monitored

It’s Just Business

The Three Golden Eggs

Bummers

Monarch of the Mountains

Noah’s Temple

  • Dominoes in Time. Thunderstorm Books, Sept. 2015; Cemetery Dance Publications, Nov. 2015.
  • Variant Frequencies audio podcast, performed by Matthew Warner. April 2010.
  • L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest. Honorable Mention. 2nd quarter 2003.

Drinking it In

collaboration with Mark W. Worthen

The Lovecraft Chronicles: Raven

Rip Van Winkle’s Decision

  • Beam Me Up & WRFR (Rockland, Maine) audio podcast, performed by Matthew Warner. Nov. 21, 2009.

War of the Inner Worlds

Under the Bridge Downtown

collaboration with Gary A. Braunbeck
  • Horror Library, Vol. 3. Cutting Block Press. Nov. 2008. (“…a chilling account of a man’s ambiguous feelings about the death of his disabled pre-teen daughter.” BookGasm)
  • Variant Frequencies audio podcast, performed by Matthew Warner. Oct. 5, 2008.

Starting to Like It

Four Four Nine

Blessed Among Women

collaboration with Wendy Brewer
  • Down in the Cellar. March 2008.

The Akashic Records

  • Dark Recesses magazine, issue 6. Jan. 2007.

A Gift of Candy

  • Chapbook handout at The Sweet Shoppe candy store in Staunton, Virginia. Oct. 2006.

Grandma-Sitting

  • Inclinations. March 2006.

The Magic of Court Reporting: A Halloween Story

  • Virginia Court Reporting Association newsletter, winter 2005 issue. Dec. 2005.

The Cave

Middle Passage

Angel’s Wings

A Second Chance

The Forgiving Type

Landini the Magnificent

  • ReallyScary.com podcast. Read by Matthew Warner. June 3, 2005.
  • 1st Place, Twilight Tales Flash Fiction Contest. World Horror Convention 2004.
  • LitWit #1 magazine. May 2002.
  • Ascent. Aug. 1997.

Meatotomy

  • Rain Graves WHC Gross-Out Archive. April 2005.
  • 2nd Place, Gross-Out Contest. World Horror Convention 2004.

Snow Snakes

  • Ambitions magazine. Nov. 2004.
  • The Murder Hole. Aug. 2003.
  • The Chancery House. Feb. 2003.

Riders

collaboration with Will Ludwigsen

The Power Rolodex

  • Quantum Barbarian #6. June 2004.

Demon’s Fee

  • Chrysalis magazine. Spring 1991.
  • 3rd-place contest winner (Lake Braddock Secondary School). Spring 1991.

A Guy’s Gotta Have Standards

  • Honorable Mention, Gross-Out Contest. World Horror Convention 2003.

Map Maker

  • The Murder Hole, “Bad Boys of Horror” issue. Nov. 2002.
  • Scar Tissue magazine. Oct. 1996.

Through the Tigress

  • Alternate Species. Aug. 2002.

Hungry

  • Stories of Fear III anthology. Osoroshii.com. May 2002.
  • Dreaming Blood. Nov. 2001.
  • Alexandria Digital Literature. March 1998.
  • Symphonie’s Gift magazine. Feb. 1995.

The Cargo

  • “Part I: The Scam,” The Outer Rim: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Oct. 2000.
  • “Part II: The Phoenix and the Griffin,” The Outer Rim: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Nov. 2000.

Death Scent

  • Insects Are People Too #3 magazine. Nov. 1999.
  • Alternate Realities. July 1998.

Shattered

  • Alexandria Digital Literature. March 1998.
  • The Blue Lady magazine. April 1996.

Dents

  • Alexandria Digital Literature. March 1998.
  • Phantasmagoria magazine. Dec. 1995.

Gnaw

  • Alexandria Digital Literature. March 1998.
  • Grim Commander’s Fright Library. July 1996.

A Virtual God

  • Alexandria Digital Literature. March 1998.
  • Classic Pulp Fiction Stories #25 magazine. May 1997.

Art’s Garbage

  • Art’s Garbage Gazette magazine. Feb. 1994.

Houdini’s Smile

  • Chrysalis magazine. Spring 1991.
  • The Bear Facts Newspaper (Burke, VA). Oct. 1990.
  • The Fairfax Journal Newspaper (Fairfax, VA), 1st-place contest winner. Oct. 1990.

Screenplays

The Seventh Equinox

promoting the novel

Blood Born

promoting the novel

Eyes Everywhere

adapting the novel
  • Claw Award Nominee, 2010 Terror Film Festival.
  • Finalist, 2008 Virginia Governor’s Screenplay Writing Competition.

Plays

Articles

Jiu Jitsu Toddler at age 42

On Aging and a Writer’s Job

What’s Halloween Good For, Anyway?

Writing Emotional Dark Fiction: A Letter to My Estranged Father

The Correct Response is “Whoa”

  • Tell Me. Jennifer Brozek. Oct. 7, 2013.

That’s My Boy

  • Halloween Haunts. Horror Writers Association. Oct. 4, 2013.

Ninjas Here

Where Ideas are Born

Author’s Notes

column
  • Article (March 2009) reprinted on the Horror Writers Association Dark Whispers Blog, titled “October is All About the Creepy.” Oct. 2011.
  • Horror World. Nov. 2004-Nov. 2009.
  • Article (Dec. 2004) reprinted in The Dream People: A Journal of Bizarro Texts, issue #30, website. Oct. 2008.
  • Selected articles* reprinted in Horror Isn’t a 4-Letter Word. Guide Dog Books. Sept. 2008.
    *Nov. 2004, Dec. 2004, Jan. 2005, Feb. 2005, March 2005, April 2005, May 2005, June 2005, July 2005, Aug. 2005, Sept. 2005, Oct. 2005, Nov. 2005, Dec. 2005, March 2006, June 2006, Sept. 2006, Dec. 2006, March 2007, June 2007, Sept. 2007, Dec. 2007
  • Article (Dec. 2007) reprinted on Augusta Free Press website. Jan. 2008.
  • Article (Dec. 2006) reprinted in The New Dominion magazine. Nov. 2007.
  • Selected articles* reprinted in Eulogies: A Horror World Yearbook, Vol. 1 anthology. HW Press. March 2006.
    *Nov. 2004, Dec. 2004, May 2005, Sept. 2005, Oct. 2005, Nov. 2005

The Sardonic Enigma

Plebes Graduate from First Borderlands Boot Camp

Chapter News

column
  • HWA Newsletter. Horror Writers Association. Aug. 2002-Aug. 2003.

China’s Organ Trade and Horror Novels: How I Brought in an Unusual Pro Bono Client

About the Willis Conover Jazz Preservation Foundation, Inc.

  • Lovecraft at Last, 2nd ed., by H.P. Lovecraft & Willis Conover. Cooper Square Press. Aug. 2002.

Fears of Virtual Reality

  • Scavenger’s #154 newsletter. Dec. 1996.
  • The Nightmare Express magazine. Nov. 1996.

To Be A Writer

  • Writer’s Ink newsletter. Nov. 1996.

Medicine on a Mission; Resources

  • The New Physician magazine. Sept. 1996.

Approx. 30 newspaper articles

  • The Breeze newspaper. Harrisonburg, VA. Jan. 1992–Feb. 1995.

Approx. 40 newspaper articles

  • The Times Community Newspapers. Fairfax County, VA. June–Aug. 1993.

The Moral Thermometer

  • The Madison Review. Harrisonburg, VA. Jan. 1993.

Approx. 70 newspaper articles

  • The Connection Newspapers/Centre View/Manassas Weekly Gazette. Fairfax County, VA. June–Aug. 1992.

Approx. 20 newspaper articles

  • The Bear Facts newspaper. Burke, VA. Sept. 1987–June 1991.