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New Promotional Art Gallery Up At Matthewkeville.com!

Hey, all!

I’ve assembled all of the promotional art for my work into a single gallery over at matthewkeville.com, complete with links to the works themselves.

Check it out!

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Some Kind Words About Hometown and The Truth of Rock and Roll

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… from Mark Cole, Professor Emeritus, SUNY Oswego:

Dear Matt, Thanks again for sending me The Truth of Rock and Roll and Hometown. Hometown was certainly epic in nature – fascinating how you developed a portrait of an entire community through the personal lives of the students. The sad and futile results of the industrial revolution blended with the world of the supernatural in scary and disturbing ways. And it was very scary at many moments. The sense of being trapped on multiple levels – emotional, physical, social and spiritual – came through with a really varied cast of characters. The Truth of Rock and Roll was more like an intimate portrait where Hometown was a vast, complex panoramic painting. Rock and Roll opened up to the epic by the end, but the exploration of the teen narrator’s dilemma through Johnny’s story was intriguing. A chance meeting turns into a life defining moment. The surreal or supernatural mixed with the real and the natural narrative neatly.
[The Truth of Rock and Roll] taps into the age old conflict between the instinctual and the rational; the journey from youth to adulthood; the drives/desires of the unconscious and the expectations/responsibilities of maturity; rebellion and conformity. Change is part of human nature, and I feel Rock and Roll poses, among many questions, the question “How can I follow the impulses that will change me so I find the truth within myself?”
Full disclosure: Professor Cole originally contacted me because my sister is one of his former students, and he saw the announcement for one of my book releases on Facebook, and he was interested in seeing if either story was suitable for conversion into a play.
(I’ll let you know if anything comes of that; it isn’t really under his control.)
In the meantime, if you’re interested in seeing what he’s talking about, check out Hometown here, and The Truth of Rock and Roll here.  Both are available in Kindle and print, and as always, are 100% free on Kindle Unlimited.  And if you like those, I have a whole library of Kindle goodness to explore.  Enjoy.
And thank you, Professor Cole.

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New Swag!

New Truth of Rock and Roll t-shirts up at Zazzle!

Beautiful cover art and the front:

Truth of Rock and Roll Truth revealed front

important quotes from the book on the back:

The Truth of Rock and Roll: First Truth Revealed

The Truth of Rock and Roll: First Truth Revealed

 

The Truth of Rock and Roll: The Second Truth Revealed

The Truth of Rock and Roll: The Second Truth Revealed

Either check them out at the Gift Shop, or visit them at their own pages.

Btw, all – I would like very much to do something like this for Hometown.  Can y’all think of any quotes that moved you, terrified you, or just summed up the story particularly well?  I’d love to hear from you!

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Fourth Day of the Tour

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Hey all.

Just a brief visit today.  My thanks to today’s tour stops:

Penny For My Thoughts

T’s Stuff

and

Deal Sharing Aunt

And don’t forget:

Hometown-title

Until midnight tonight, Hometown is 100% free for download on Amazon.

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Third Day of the Tour

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 Hey all.

Just one post today.  Check it out at:

BFD Book Blog

But first, while you’re here, why don’t you check out my new Gift Shop!  Now with Hometown and The Truth of Rock and Roll t-shirts and posters, with much more swag to come.

And of course, don’t forget, coming tomorrow:

Hometown is free

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Second Day of the Tour

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 Now that’s more like it.  No less than five stops on the online book tour today.  Check ’em out at:

Love Bites and Silk

Book Lover

Out There Reviews & Stuff

3 Partners in Shopping

and

Nerd Girl

And while you’re at it, take a look at the beautiful promo pictures that iequalsAlissa put together:

t of rr guitar

t of rr leather jacket

And last but not least, don’t forget:

Hometown is free

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First Day of the Tour

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Hey all!

Well, I have to admit that the tour is off to a bit of a slow start.  Still, we’ve got some good stuff coming.  In the meantime, check out today’s posts at:

Marebare’s Book Shelf

and

iequalsAlissa

Stay tuned for more!

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