Meet W.H. Matlack
What am I working on?
I divide my time among promoting my first novel published by Solstice Horizons, Noir Town, completing work on my second novel for Summer Solstice titled, Waiting to Run, and writing my third novel, Something Special.
Noir Town is a classic noir mystery involving a small family, all of whom have worked with clandestine organizations such as the CIA, that uncover a sinister sex trafficking conspiracy involving powerful figures of New York’s upper echelon. The conspiracy falls apart as the perpetrators learn that it doesn’t pay to “mess with family.”
Waiting to Run is a supernatural tale involving the ghosts of Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, Dorothy Kilgallen, and a reluctant witch all battling for the fate of the universe itself.
At this point Something Special could turn out to be just about anything, but it will involve the use of memory to change the past and affect the future, yet it will not be a time-travel story.
How does my work differ from others of it’s genre?
I try to develop interesting characters who are full of surprises and not what the reader expects. I also like to unfold plotlines that are unexpected and often involve historical elements as well as the less well-known theories of science and cosmology such as quantum states and the holographic universe.
Why do I write what I do?
I love to make up stories that will take the reader out of his world and allow him to spend some time in mine. I view myself as being like the ancient, tribal storyteller who settles down with the tribe after a long day of hunting, avoiding danger, and after their meager meal has been consumed, cooked by the open fire. The tribe turns tired eyes to the storyteller waiting for him to take them to far lands filled with exciting adventures and an occasional laugh. The fire reflects in the storyteller’s eyes as another tale begins. “Once upon a time…”
How does my writing process work?
My favorite quote of all time comes from Lewis Carroll who said, “I sent Alice down the rabbit hole with no idea what she would find down there.” For me, writing is its own experience. I cannot engineer what will happen. I start with some sort of plot device, but as the writing process unfolds, the characters begin talking to me and creating themselves. It is as if my brain is a witch’s caldron that when stirred by my keyboard creates things I could never have imagined.
Three things you should know about me.
Writing is something I have to do. It’s not something I decide to do.
I love playing with imagination. There is no limit to it.
I find cats to be the most intuitive creatures.
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