Matthew Wayne Selznick Thumbs UpHey there! Seems like there’s about an 80% chance that if you’re reading this, you’re a brand new visitor to this site. You may have come from New York Times bestselling author Tracy Hickman’s Scribe’s Forge, or from the Indie Author Marketing Info group on LinkedIn, or from Twitter or some other social media site… no matter what, I’m glad you’re here!

Who Is Matthew Wayne Selznick?

Short version: I’m an author and creator working with words, music, pictures, and people. I’m the creator of the popular Sovereign Era storyworld, which features the novels “Brave Men Run” and “Pilgrimage” (Spring, 2013) as well as the anthology “The Sovereign Era: Year One” and a few short stories.

Feeling very curious and want the long version? The About Page should get you deep enough down the rabbit hole to keep you busy for a while!

What I’m Up To Right Now

February, 2013 has me occupied with the following:

  • First-pass on-paper edits of my next book, “Pilgrimage — A Novel of the Sovereign Era” before turning the manuscript over to my content and copy editors.
  • Writing the first draft of a short non-fiction instructional e-book related to one specific area of indie author marketing.
  • Revising and expanding my first book, “Brave Men Run — A Novel of the Sovereign Era” for a new paperback edition (creating a matched set with “Pilgrimage”).
  • Plotting and outlining an upcoming serial fiction project.
  • Working with an energy efficiency non-profit and a healthcare industry authority marketer to improve their websites and brands.
  • Writing the next two installments of my critical blog series, “Reading the Amazing Spider-Man.”
  • Struggling, alas, to get over a chest cold.

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