Matt Betts Science Fiction Author + Zombie Wrangler - page 38

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.

Cal, snow. Snow? Cal.

Cal, snow. Snow? Cal.

It started snowing again this morning, that’s just the third time or so this year. I took Calvin to the sitter this morning and when I got him out of the car, I realized the last time he saw snow was when he was maybe…

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My God, It’s Full of Stars!

My God, It’s Full of Stars!

I just had a poem accepted by Astropoetica: Mapping the Stars through Poetry . They took “The Long-Term Effects of Auroral Kilometric Radiation on the Earth’s Population”. for an upcoming, to-be-named-at-a-later-date edition. Astropoetica focuses on poetry about stars, planets, astrophysics and the like. My poem…

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Free book? Why not?

Free book? Why not?

The site From the Asylum is giving away 10 copies of their anthology, Loving the Undead. You just have to read a few stories and answer a trivia question. I found the answer in one of the first stories I read. I’d just give you…

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Hitting the bottom of the Halloween candy bag

Hitting the bottom of the Halloween candy bag

Anyone else think that maybe the company that makes these Monster Nails for Halloween… Might make tiny candy bananas the rest of the year?

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Hey! My name is like his name!

Hey! My name is like his name!

Some braggish-type links about the Triangulation: Taking Flight anthology and my story in it – “Before the Ink is Even Dry”. Here’s a good interview with the anthology’s editor, Pete Butler. He talks a bit about how he got into editing the series and mentions…

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Which dead people make way more than you?

Which dead people make way more than you?

Forbes puts out a fun little list of who the top earning dead celebrities are each year. Elvis is on top of the list this year, for the second year in a row. Peanuts creator Charles Shultz came in second and actor Heath Ledger came…

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I'm Huge!

I'm Huge!

Golly, I miss MST3K!

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Check me out. I’m everywhere!

Check me out. I’m everywhere!

More of my work is headed for print! I’ve been lax in announcing these things, but I usually wait until I get contracts, just in case. I’ve had a couple fall through and felt kind of foolish when they didn’t materialize. So here’s the brief…

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Man, do I miss the 70's (in a round-about, crazy, not-really way)!

Man, do I miss the 70's (in a round-about, crazy, not-really way)!

I was doing my mandatory community service… er cleaning out some of my boxes of crap when I came across this: Yep, an old-school Battlestar Galactica coloring and activity book, circa 1978. I was amazed at the content of the ‘activity’ book. It ranged from…

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Never attempt a world record on an empty stomach

Never attempt a world record on an empty stomach

So, in Tehran they attempted the world record for the largest sandwich. It was 1,500 meters long, allegedly, and was being stuffed with ostrich meat and chicken. A funny thing happened on the way to measuring it, though. The crowd of over-excited Iranians surged forward…

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