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Female characters, going to give them a go


I’ve had an idea about an anthology called Department of Accidents, aka D.O.A. I think it’s a rather clever play on words and, if the idea behind it pans out, the premise should be good.

Rather than sticking with the usual hardcore ex-Special Forces type of I’ve decided that my stories will feature two women, Evelyn Tentions and Misty Meanor.

Yes, groantastic names, and I’m not sure if Evelyn will be a baddy – granted they will both be killing people, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing – but I’m hoping that I can take these characters on an exciting and relatively believable journey. It is fiction after all!

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.

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