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Hi, it's Matt Walker
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:13:08 AM »
Hi, I think many of you might remember me from My Writers Circle!

Anyway, my writing journey has been a long and frustrating process. I am represented by the wonderful Sarah Manning of The Bent Agency. SHARK BAIT is my 6th novel, and I thought this was the one that would finally land me a traditional contract. It nearly did. It went through to the board of acquisitions at both Orion and Harlequin Harper Collins.

But not quite.

The market is currently on psychological thrillers for debuts. SHARK BAIT is a lightning-paced, all-action thriller. A difficult sell. But it's a romp of a read. No one could ever say it's boring! Anyway, after a long conversation with my agent I've gone the self-publishing route with this one. And made it free.

So here it is. A government hitman. A family of drug pushers. And a loan shark picks on the wrong guy.

'The worst time to get pulled over by the cops is when you have a body in the boot.'

SHARK BAIT is currently free to download on iBooks (iPad/iPhone), Nook and Kobo (Android devices)!

Or you can now download a Kindle mobi file (as well as PDF and epub files) of SHARK BAIT for free here:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/836562

(Amazon won't let me make it free on their website).

The paperback is also available for £6.99.

Hope to see some familiar faces here!

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Re: Hi, it's Matt Walker
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 11:26:38 AM »
Good to see you back, Matt, and great to see you're still writing like a fiend ;-)

Are you still playing piano as well?

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Re: Hi, it's Matt Walker
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 11:44:35 AM »
Yes! I play and teach professionally at a couple of schools and choirs!

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Re: Hi, it's Matt Walker
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 11:55:22 AM »
Hello again matt

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Re: Hi, it's Matt Walker
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 12:59:23 PM »
Great to see you, Matt. Shark Bait sounds like an exciting read. I intend to check it out.
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Re: Hi, it's Matt Walker
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 04:17:50 PM »
Welcome, Matt.

It's great to see you here.

Congratulations on the new book. Hope it does well.
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Re: Hi, it's Matt Walker
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 05:19:47 PM »
Hi all, thanks for the good wishes!

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Re: Hi, it's Matt Walker
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2018, 09:41:25 PM »
Hi Matt

Reading SHARK BAIT now. It's REALLY good!

Russ


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Re: Hi, it's Matt Walker
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2018, 10:16:56 PM »
Oh great, thanks Russ! I'm glad you're enjoying it. Pretty proud of it, I must say 😁.

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Re: Hi, it's Matt Walker
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2018, 10:30:58 AM »
Matt! Oh wait! Let me finish my Happy Dance!


 I'm so glad to see you here! Congratulations on your success. I will most definitely check out your book. Please do hang around and have some fun with us when you can spare a few minutes.

Other than getting published, I cannot think of anything much better than teaching or introducing music to people. It carries its own magic.

Hope to see more of you.

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Re: Hi, it's Matt Walker
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2018, 10:11:54 PM »
Hi again, Matt

I read that you designed your own cover for SHARK BAIT (it's very good).

May I please ask what software or application you used to create it?

thanks, Russ

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Re: Hi, it's Matt Walker
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2019, 06:00:47 PM »
Hi, I think many of you might remember me from My Writers Circle!
What is My Writers Circle? :-[

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Re: Hi, it's Matt Walker
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2019, 06:47:56 AM »
Hi, I think many of you might remember me from My Writers Circle!
What is My Writers Circle? :-[

Hi Lucian,

Welcome to the forum.

I sent a private message to you - just a friendly welcome and answer to your question. :)

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Back over to you, Matt.  ;)
« Last Edit: July 15, 2019, 07:14:51 AM by DGSquared »
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. -Chinese proverb

Blondesplosion! ~Deb