The book Stars in the Texas Sky is about growing up in the small Texas town of Windmill in 1952. Buy it here as Kindle download: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008NNSU3U Buy it here as a brand-new paperback from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Stars-Texas-Sky-Stephen-Matlock/dp/1477458786 When I started writing, I can’t say I knew how the book would end. The story flowed like… Read More »
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I didn’t set out to write a novel per se. I didn’t even set out to write anything at all. But the novel came to be because some grew and developed over time. Some time in late 2009 I and a few other people set up a writers’ group based in Snoqualmie, Washington called The… Read More »
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The book is finally live on Amazon.com. Kindle version: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008NNSU3U Print version will be available in a few days.
Words mean things. If you tell someone (especially a child) that in a few days you will do something, and then you do not do that thing, you will gain something, perhaps—freedom to do whatever you like no matter what you say—but you will lose something else—you will lose the trust of others into keeping… Read More »
I wonder if you ever have been the recipient of a lecture. You know, where someone who is Very Angry and In Charge has Something to Tell You. Maybe the lecture was just a few words of pithy direction. Perhaps the lecture included finger-pointing and fortune-telling along the lines of “Ship up and shape up… Read More »
This morning Monty spoke at some length and with great passion about the voice of God. Through people, through writing, through a person. And it’s not what is said or what is written, but what is done and what actually and simply is. This is a key point of the Christian religion. That it is… Read More »
Monty this week started a new topic, one that perhaps many people think about but find no safe place to talk about: What do you do when your gods fail? I know this seems like old-fashioned language. We don’t talk much of gods and devils today, or of a supernatural “over-verse” that somehow encapsulates reality… Read More »
I’m reading from Stars in the Texas Sky tonight at the Black Dog in Snoqualmie, Washington. http://www.blackdogsnoqualmie.com