Ghost Wars
Conversations / October 13, 2017

I checked out “Ghost Wars” episode one on SyFy and my reaction is, “meh.” The whole plot is one guy having the ability to see and speak with spirits. He is viewed as an outcast from the whole town and he attempts to leave. He is unable too, due to being trapped, for some reason. Additionally, people start dying in the town and their spirits are also trapped within. Per IMDB, the summary is, “A remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces and local outcast Roman Mercer (Jogia) must overcome the town’s prejudices and his own personal demons if he’s to harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from the mass haunting that’s threatening to destroy them all.” The main characters is played by Avam Jogia. I recognized him from the show Victorius, when my kids watched it. The main characters ghost girl friend is played by Elise Gatien. I was also surprised to see the singer Meat Loaf in it. Interestingly, the main character has a female ghost friend that he communicates with. I found some similarities between this story line and my own book I wrote last year, Sight and Sound. Like my book,…

New Logo Reveal
Book Display , Conversations / August 5, 2017

Hello All. I wanted you, as Spirit Guardians, to be the first to see the new logo.   What does this logo mean? I wanted three things to be incorporated. The cog or gear, from my first book. Technology. Paranormal or supernatural. While nothing in this world is perfect. we have to start somewhere. I hope everyone likes it.   Why a logo? The family and I watch the show ‘The Profit’ and one of the main staple in business is brand and logo. Think Walmart acquiring their new logo, or everyone identifies Target with its specific logo. You see the logo, and you inherently associate the company with the logo.   First Phase: The first step or phase will be the covers. I am working on these now. Rather than a pic of me and a small bio, each is being replaced with the new logo. Current   After     Second Phase: Later as I add more content (books and material), the logo will be used. I have an idea for events and will share it when it becomes available. Also,  the logo will replace my online foot print as well.   Additionally: I am in the process of…

Interview by Tom Fallwell – via Podcast!
Conversations / July 25, 2017

I had the pleasure to speak with Tom Fallwell. He graciously spent the time to interview me and inquired about my first novel, Sight and Sound as well as why I started writing.   You can hear it on his  Episode 11 of his podcast series. I come in around the 3-minute mark. Some things about Tom. Tom is an Okie like me. He lives in Midwest City, Oklahoma. I learned he was also a fan of Robert E. Howard’s writing of Conan, when we were kids. He is the author for the Rangers of Laerean series. As well as found in SciFan Magazine, Dark Region comic, and The Shadow of Narwyrm series. Tom’s Amazon Author Page. Tom’s Facebook Page. Tom’s Main Website. #AuthorMattCole  

Sight and Sound / March 20, 2017

The Nephalim are considered ‘the fallen ones’. Others call them Giants. They are also regarded as the offspring of fallen angels and human women, from Genesis chapter 6. Emphasis mine. 1And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 4There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. What I really find fascinating is all cultures have stories regarding gods coming down to Earth and inhabiting with humankind. There can be an argument these same gods are the fallen angels. Most in the western world know of the Titans and other Greek mythology creatures. The website has a good listing…

Price Point for a Novel
Happenings / February 25, 2017

Authors spend a lot of time creating their story line for the purpose of entertainment or education through stories. It takes time, and brain power to put words into a viable world. The question is, how much is it worth for the authors to share this content? I just read an interesting article titled, Pricing your E-book at 99 cents. The author attempts to be neutral and lays out the pros and cons. The comments provided additional information and thought as the replies unveiled everyone’s idea on it. In my opinion, the decision of 99 cents comes down to Hoping to gain a wider audience Enticement of sales Having a few read my story in Sight and Sound has been humbling and educational. Once you believe you have an interesting story to convey, the real work is to get it in front as many eyes as possible. This again takes time and determination. Most of my books on Sight and Sound have thus far been given away. LOL.   #AuthorMattCole #SightandSound

Sight and Sound Novel’s Forward
Sight and Sound / February 16, 2017

Before the introduction of flesh, there lived another race. These entities were not flesh born, rather brought about by light, fire, and the heavenly bodies. The creator of these entities viewed them as his family. All was well until the creator expanded his creation to man. This new creation could not live in the higher dimensions, as the original race of beings. So the creator had placed man in the four dimensions of time and physical space. The original entities lived outside of this volume of space and marveled at the flesh born. Originally, the two races worked together. However, there rose an army of 200 celestial beings that made a pact among themselves. They fell from their dimension and became flesh. They took men’s daughters as their wives. These 200 had leaders, but all were viewed as gods and had children. These were those men of renown. The 200 and their children brought man into captivity. These grew to fight against the armies of the creator. This caused a division between the two opposing sides. The war was made and war continues to this very day. The leaders of the 200 were defeated by the armies of the creator and thrown into prison. Before their…

Sight and Sound – Book is now Available
Sight and Sound / December 18, 2016

It’s official !!! My book is available in paperback. You can get it now by this link, and it will be available in 3-5 days. Synopsis: Jacob O’Brien won the VRD Gaming World Championship today. It’s been his lifetime goal. Enhancing his personal VRD goggles beyond what the best geeks have produced. The googles gave him more than he counted on. A new sight providing him the ability to see “others” beyond the dimensional “veil”. Jacob gains an unlikely partner, Sam, who can hear the “others. Sam has heard the “others” his whole life. Yet, he isn’t prepared for what the two must go through. Throw in Jacob’s sister, who just wishes it all to go away, while battling her own demons, the three must figure out what they must do to survive the “war”, for control of Earth. They have to work together to stay alive and help win this “war”. If the “war” is lost, the world belongs to the ‘others”. Amazon: CreateSpace:” SmashWords: #authormattcole

Sight and Sound Update – My First Official Novel
Conversations , Sight and Sound / December 8, 2016

I wanted to reach out and update all. My first novel is now published through Amazon, via digital. I have the proof (paperback) sent to me. I should receive it next week. If it looks good, it will be my first available print book.   Obviously excited about this new step. The digital book is currently available to be purchased. You can purchase the digital version, here. I would really appreciate the readers feedback on the first book of a planned series. Going forward, I will be creating books in paperback and digital version. Amazon Author Page This book is available on Smashwords or Amazon ! My next step is to finish the “Utilizing RPG Maker VX Ace Lite” book. This will be a walkthrough, technical book to provide all the details of the available free Game Maker software. I have this 3/4 finished. As of now, it has just over 75000 words, with pics. I already have a willing beta reader for this book waiting. Once that is complete, I can work on the second edition of “Utilizing IFTTT”. As of now the current books are digital only, and need to be upgraded. However, for now, I wish to think…

Quick update – Progress Report
Happenings / November 10, 2016

Over the last months, I have been working on a novel, as time allows. Some days provide me a couple of hours, while other days remain barren with time. However, I have recently completed (I think I have) with the novel, breaking 70K words in the story. I have two people willing to beta read it for me. I wait with anticipation to see how my time was spent on it. Sight and Sound I am not much on fluff. Working in a Corporate environment, you tend to get to the point. While I had the story line, I had to go back and fill in some details, in order to provide more visual on what was going on. To be transparent, I found writing the novel more difficult than I had initially believed. My hat goes off to those dedicated writers, relying on the whims of peoples interest, as you hope to feed your family on the art of writing. I have a full-time job, that usually exceeds the 40 hours a week. I am stepping out gently in the writing world, and accepting all feedback with grace. How else can we improve, if we are not provided critical,…

Sight and Sound Cover – Synopsis
Sight and Sound / August 28, 2016

  Synopsis: Sam has the gift to hear the invisible entity known as Ryan since birth, but his lifelong friend has been taken away by the others. He must learn to trust the guardian, an unknown entity requiring him to go to war for them. Can he trust this unknown spirit, and find Ryan? Jacob O’Brien, the young 17 year old has won the VRD gaming tournament, providing his dreams, until a freak accident gave him the ability of sight, to see entities beyond the veil. He must learn to cope with this gift, and keep his sister safe from those wishing to harm her. The two boys, are now having to learn and work together in order to fight a war, neither wanted a part in. Will Sam be able to find his friend from beyond the veil? Will Jacob be able to understand his new sight? Find out in Sight and Sound.   #authormattcole     Update: 11.05.16 : 70K words in. I have two beta reading it now. I hope to have it available in December, 2016.