Matthew Hughes: the Archonate

Matthew Hughes

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.

Home page: http://www.archonate.com


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The Emir’s Falcon available for pre-order

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.

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“5 Things You Need to Know to Become a Great Author”

Kristin Marquet is a New York-based author and publicist who curates a regular interview feature in Medium titled:  “5 Things You Need to Know to Become a Great Author.”

I took the plunge a little while ago, and now the interview has appeared in Authority Magazine:

https://medium.com/authority-magazine/matthew-hughes-on-the-5-things-you-need-to-know-to-become-a-great-author-9d92924ca6f5

My apologies for the typos.

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Free ebook for my Patreon supporters

I’m giving my Patreon patrons another free ebook.

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.

If you’d like to be one of my patrons, here’s a link:

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4687520

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August newsletter coming

I’m putting together my newsletter for August, with news on what I’m writing, forthcoming books, a free read, an autobiographical episode, and other goodies.

If you’re not on the mailing list, sign up by following the link below and I’ll send you a free Kindle copy of 9 Tales of Henghis Hapthorn, the first of the Hapthorn series.

http://eepurl.com/cyNSA9

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Nice review of Mixed Bag

Blogger George Kelley has given my new story collection, Mixed Bag, a glowing review.  He says, “Mixed Bag delivers plenty of thrills, sly humor, and detection. Perfect Summer Reading!”

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