Mark Matthews

The One About Bronzeville Books

In the Great Clean Sweeping of Twitter 2020* I realized that while I want a clean slate going forward, there are things I do not want lost to the annals of history. The Bronzeville debacle is among them.

But likely not for the reason you suspect.

Yes, Bronzeville Books was refusing to pay me (and others) and I took to twitter to shame them into doing what they should do: honor a signed, legal, contract. They did this and that and blah blah, but the beauty of the ten day campaign was how the horror community came together as one, to point and shout and demand they do what was right.

In the end, I was paid, and I immediately paid it forward by purchasing a book from everyone who helped (whether it was their book or their suggestion). The biggest, baddest book haul I’ve ever done in one sweep came out like this:

I encourage you to check out these books and authors. And at the end of the day, remember who has your back, and pay it forward.

*I’m wiping (or already have wiped) over 26,000 tweets spanning 15 years, and you may have noticed this website was also cleaned out. New decade, new direction! Come along for the ride =) 

Charity Anthology includes Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and more


Gestalt Media is honored to announce “Dark Tides: A Charity Horror Anthology” featuring 31 of today’s leading authors in the genre with 100% of the proceeds donated to the victims of the May 31, 2019 Virginia Beach shooting attack.

Stories from:  Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Richard and Billy Chizmar, Brian James Freeman, F. Paul Wilson, Gene O’Neill, Lisa Morton, John R. Little, Chad Lutzke, Taylor Grant, John Boden, Andrew Lennon, Mark Allan Gunnells, Elizabeth Massie, Todd Keisling, Justin M. Woodward, Kenneth W. Cain, Jason Stokes, Kelli Owen, Paul Kane, Ray Garton, Hanson Oak, Mark Matthews, Matthew Brockmeyer, Tony Bertauski, John Palisano, Somer Canon, John Skipp, Kevin J. Kennedy, William F. Aicher


Virginia Beach has long been a place that people associate with beaches, nightlife, and a retreat from the stressors of the world; where the sun can shine down on you and your cares are washed away briefly by the ocean waves.

On May 31, 2019 those waves went dark with the tragic shooting of 16 innocent people – 12 fatality; the latest in a long line of senseless shootings in the world. Turning a place known for relaxation – Dark.

This book is to honor those who lost their lives in this this tragedy. All proceeds will be donated to the Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund c/o United Way South Hampton Roads.

#VBStrong


The anthology will be available until November 2020 at which point it will go out of print and the official charity for the victims will close.

(note: I will update this page with links to amazon et. al as they become live)

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