Matt Betts Science Fiction Author + Zombie Wrangler

This is the feed for my blog. I update the blog... occasionally? What's a phrase for "Not Terribly Frequently" that makes me sound busy rather than lazy? "When the mood strikes?", "As time allows?", "Every fortnight?" Hmmm.

I update the blog as much as I can. I'm writing, you know.

The Selfie Partners go to ComicFest!

The Selfie Partners go to ComicFest!

My selfie partner and good friend, Stephanie Wytovich, will be joining me for a killer event on Halloween weekend! We’ll be taking part in Halloween ComicFest at Alter Ego Comics in my hometown of Lima, Ohio. We’ll be signing books from noon to 2pm on…

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Legos Everywhere!

Legos Everywhere!

My family checked out Lego Brickmania at the Columbus Convention Center recently and really had fun. There were areas to build new stuff and sections to marvel at the things others had already built. One of the coolest things was this Lego replica of The…

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Family Portrait

Family Portrait

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Resources for Younger Speculative Poets

Resources for Younger Speculative Poets

I just finished up teaching speculative poetry at the Thurber House for their annual summer camp for young writers. I had a blast talking about robots, superheroes and aliens with these great kids for the past three weeks. These speculative poets were eager to learn…

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Itty-Bitty Indelible Ink Trivia

Itty-Bitty Indelible Ink Trivia

  My urban fantasy book, Indelible Ink, is in the running for the Raw Dog Screaming Press Reader’s Choice Award this year and voting end really soon. So, if you haven’t voted yet, go do it here. Aren’t convinced? Let me entice you to vote…

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Poetry Post-Mortem “Cereal Serial”

Poetry Post-Mortem “Cereal Serial”

Welcome to the next installment of Poetry Post-Mortem. People commonly ask writers and poets where we get our ideas. Usually, it’s a pretty convoluted process and my personal answer is usually a shrug and an adamant “I dunno.” But, occasionally… rarely… I can actually give an…

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Frankenstein’s Monster and Birthday Poetry

Frankenstein’s Monster and Birthday Poetry

Yes. It’s my birthday today. Let’s get that out of the way. Go ahead… get the singing out of the way. The cheers, the drunken revelry… I’ll wait… Done? No. Oh you’re too kind. Stop. Really. It’s too much. Thanks. Seriously, as I’m preparing to…

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Poetry Post-Mortem “Notes on Ordering a Deathbot by Mail”

Poetry Post-Mortem “Notes on Ordering a Deathbot by Mail”

Welcome to my first Poetry Post-Mortem. I figured National Poetry Month would be a good time to give this a try. People commonly ask writers and poets where we get our ideas. Usually, it’s a pretty convoluted process and my personal answer is usually a…

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Launch Day! 

Launch Day! 

  Today is launch day for Underwater Fistfight! This awesome review was a nice surprise for launch: Shotgun Logic was tremendously kind.  Thanks to everyone who made this book happen! 

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Con Report: Cleveland ConCoction

Con Report: Cleveland ConCoction

As an author, I try to choose the conventions I attend wisely. I do as many as I can close to home (partly to save money), but branching out to new ones, or choosing to travel a good distance to one I like, takes some thought. I…

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