December 2019 Update

Well, here we are, the last day of 2019.

It’s been a hell of a year. I am not being hyperbolic when I say this has been the best year of my life. It’s had its challenges, sure, but those are all smoke in the wind now.

My greatest highlight is becoming a father. I’ve been a surprise dad to Little Miss 7 for a couple of years now, but having a bub is a whole other ball game. It’s been one of the most challenging things I’ve ever experienced, but also once of the most rewarding.

The other highight? I’ve had the most successful year of my life as an author. My Crematoria Online series has gained some serious traction, and it’s so awesome to see people as excited about my work as I am. I’m still working full time, so this is just baby steps, but at least I’m taking steps in the direction I want to go.

Here’s to a bigger 2020!

Crematoria Online

Still working away. I’ve put the Legacy of the Bloodreaver Kickstarter together, and I’ll be kicking that off soon. But I’m also doing a rewrite on the last quarter of the book. I want Legacy to be the best book it can possibly be, so taking the time to rewrite feels like a necessary thing to do.

Here’s a sneak peek of the Legacy of the Bloodreaver ebook cover!

Did I mention that there are now Crematoria Online t-shirts?

Other Fiction

I’m also writing another LitRPG/GameLit serial called Beasts & Bastions, which I’m publishing to my website here as I go. I’m also uploading to Royal Road if you’d prefer to follow it over there.

Keep in mind that this is pure alpha – I won’t be doing a structural edit until the first arc is done. But if you like it raw, then give it a read.

It’s a ‘bunch of friends get transporting into a tabletop roleplaying game’ story, but set in a distinctly Australian setting. It’s going to use a whole bunch of Australian mythological creatures, as well as classic monsters with an Aussie twist, while also celebrating my aborginal roots.

It’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever read before.

I’ve got so much faith in this series that the first arc already has a Dean Samed cover on its way.

That’s all from me for this year, folks. I hope 2019 has treated you well, and I hope 2020 treats you even better.

Published by Matthew J. Barbeler

Matthew J. Barbeler writes dark fiction to die for.

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