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.
My YA novella, The Emir’s Falcon, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
It’s story based on a real-life event that I noodled in the back of my head for decades. I like the way the characters turned out, and it was fun to return (in my head at least) to the locale where I fought a forest fire in my teens.
Old Growth is the sequel to my 1997 Doubleday Canada
crime novel, Downshift. It continues the star-crossed love story of
freelance speechwriter Sid Rafferty and Maureen Migliorini, while Sid gets
involved in small-town politics, runs afoul of marijuana grow-ops, is hired to
spy on protesters against old-growth logging, and stumbles over a decades-old
secret someone is committing murder to keep hidden.
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