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New reviews of THE ORGAN DONOR

February 15, 2018

The 15th anniversary edition of The Organ Donor has finally received a few reviews on Amazon and from a book critic at Uncaged Book Reviews. It’s always nice when readers say they needed a hot bath and chat with a therapist afterward. Find out what you’re missing.

Interview by The Ginger Nuts of Horror

December 20, 2017

The Ginger Nuts of Horror sat down with me for “Five Minutes” recently for a chat about The Organ Donor: 15th Anniversary Edition and what else I’m up to. Read the interview here, and check out their cool graphic!

15-Year Retrospective Interview with Feo Amante

December 8, 2017

FeoAmante’s Horror Thriller just published a massive interview with me about the new edition of The Organ Donor. Learn about my real-life encounter with China’s organ trade, which resulted from all the foolish things I did to promote the 2002 edition. You don’t want to miss this one! Click here to read it.


November 26, 2017

The Organ DonorBloodshot Books is now shipping the 15th anniversary edition of my first novel, The Organ Donor. Purchase links: Paperback, eBook.

They knew it was wrong to purchase a kidney off the Chinese black market. But what the Taylor brothers didn’t realize was that its unwilling donor was an executed prisoner—and an immortal being from Chinese mythology. Pursuing them to Washington, DC, this ancient king will stop at nothing to recover what was once his.

The 15th anniversary edition of Matthew Warner’s acclaimed first horror novel includes nearly 7,000 words of new material, including the author’s riveting account of his true-life encounter with China’s illegal organ trade.

“I couldn’t believe how good it was. … Matt Warner took the used up idea and sowed a story full of old myths born anew. … Warner has written a classic of modern horror literature. I’ve read it 3 times now.” — Eddie “Feo Amante” McMullen, Jr.


Last Chance to Buy MEATCOW MAKER

November 19, 2017

White Noise Press is going on indefinite “hiatus” Dec. 7, so now is your last chance to snap up those remaining copies of MEATCOW MAKER.

Buy the book here.

Get a Preview of the Afterword

November 14, 2017

Subscribers to my free email newsletter will receive a preview excerpt of the new afterword to THE ORGAN DONOR: 15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION when it ships (projected for Nov. 25). Learn all kinds of sordid stuff about me and the book. So follow this link to sign up!

THE ORGAN DONOR Pre-Orders Begin; Watch the Trailer

November 13, 2017

Bloodshot Books has put the eBook edition of THE ORGAN DONOR: 15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION up for pre-order. Trade paperback edition will be up for pre-order a few days before the book’s release later this month. Click here to pre-order at a pretty damn reasonable price of $3.99; remember that it includes nearly 7,000 words of new material.

I had better get busy proofreading that eBook file! While I work, here is a sneak preview in the form of a book trailer filmed by the estimable Darkstone Entertainment of Charlottesville, VA.

My Favorite Illustrator Gives a Talk Tonight

October 23, 2017

Come hear Deena Warner speak tonight in Henrico, VA! Deena has created book covers for many notable folks in the horror field–and for some reason, she gives me a discount! She’s also a reknown website designer, having done the author websites for the likes of Dean Koontz and George R.R. Martin.

“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

October 13, 2017

It’s Friday the 13th, so I thought it’d be fun to read you one of my favorite unlucky short stories.

If you’d like to download an MP3, click here.

Artwork by Fritz Eichenberg.

THE ORGAN DONOR Cover Revealed

October 12, 2017

Bloodshot Books has unveiled the cover for the 15th anniversary edition of my first novel, THE ORGAN DONOR. He wisely hired Deena Warner to create the cover image and design. It’s a beautiful piece of art.

The Organ Donor

Deena also released a cool “behind the scenes” essay about how she created the cover. Read that by clicking the below image:

Deena's essay

Finally, a cool new book trailer is in the works in cooperation with Darkstone Entertainment. Here’s a production still of Mike Nguyen playing Shen:

More info on that and the book’s exact release date soon!