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My first short story review! – Warning, it’s short

Cover for Grimm & Grimmer depicting a scene from Briar Rose aka Sleeping Beauty

Grimm & Grimmer Vol 2

I’m sat at my desk, negotiating a bit of a tit-for-tat training package for one of my areas, when my phone dings. After the call has ended I look at the message and I see that I’ve been invited to submit to an invite-only anthology covering two of my favourite subjects. Both of which shall remain secret for now.

Having had a 100% success rate so far for my short stories, I’m feeling pretty damn chuffed about this and when my beautiful and very supportive wife returns from the school walk, I show it to her. It turns out that she was talking to one of our friends and her friend – who is also an author, but with novels rather than shorts – and they congratulated her on how well I seemed to be doing.

They also mentioned that they had been doing a bit of a search on the books I was doing and my Grimm & Grimmer Volume 2 entry, Death’s Messengers, was mentioned. Needless to say, I hunting all over for this review and found it on Amazon.

Yup, my first 'review'

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


One thought on “My first short story review! – Warning, it’s short

  1. Nice!


    Posted by shavenwookiee | May 3, 2013, 8:24 pm

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