The name I answer to is Matt Hughes. I write fantasy and suspense fiction. To keep the two genres separate, I now use my full name, Matthew Hughes, for fantasy, and the shorter form for the crime stuff. I also write media tie-ins as Hugh Matthews.
Earlier this year, I was working on an authorized sequel to Jack Vance’s The Demon Princes quintilogy, via an agreement with Spatterlight Press, run by Jack’s son John. After completing a 58k-word basic draft, the project went on hiatus when the pandemic struck. Now I’m going to return to work on the novel, whose working title is Barbarians of the Beyond. I expect to turn it in in September.
Fellow Canadian SFF author Joe Mahoney has posted a rave review of What The Wind Brings on his blog. He says: “What the Wind Brings is a superb book by a skilled storyteller that I strongly suggest you move to the top of your Want To Read list. ”
Amazing Stories has been good to me, buying stories from me and running helpful reviews. Now they’re struggling to keep afloat during the pandemic. They’ve got a Kickstarter campaign in its final days.