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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.
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What do the 49ers characters look like?


I’m not a good artist. As such, I have to trawl the internet to find an image that slightly resembles the characters I have in mind. I have also tried to not describe the appearance of any characters bar ‘large’ for Gorillas etc. There are a number of reasons for this. The main reason is … Continue reading

What do the 49ers’ uniforms look like?


Those of you who have already read Desperate Times will have seen the image I used to give a general representation. Well, the search continues and I have a couple of images to share with you so that you can get a better mental picture when you’re reading. As soon as I can afford it, … Continue reading

Beta readers are fabulous


I’ve started following the advice of authors that have been deemed to be ‘super authors’, according to the adverts at least, and I have to say that some of the things they say do actually work! One of their ideas was to build a newsletter. I’d tried that before and had no success. The only person … Continue reading

Artists work wonders! A 49ers cover reveal!


I’m not kidding when I say that either. As an author, I’m totally, 100% reliant upon the artists I commission for my books to create images that will catch people’s eyes. Often, I’ll have a picture in my mind, and will try to communicate that to the artist using my own drawing skills and text. … Continue reading

Side missions – Sometimes they just don’t make sense


An excerpt from my latest WIP, Spetsnaz, a LitRPG novella, because sometimes side missions really don’t make sense. Clark didn’t bother replying to Devon, choosing instead to slam both fists down onto the train’s artillery console.   ‘Fucking stupid fucking learner missions!’ He screamed, rubbing both his hands as the hard metal of the console … Continue reading

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