My debut novel, The Ghost in the Crystal, is now in a fully revised second edition ebook. I'll get the paperback done soon as well. The second edition has several new chapters of text, some necessary corrections, a few tweaks to sync it better with later editions, and a new cover by Mande Matthews. No more STA, no more "cafeteria," and the number of pillars is right. Also, a few more glimpses at Corby Crow and Dempsey -- the on-the-page debut of Chatterjee Minor -- cameos from some new girl students -- and the same adventures with ghosts, time, travel, and elementals that you remember. Please go to Amazon and buy it. (The Amazon ebook is not available in India.) Please review -- The Ghost in the Crystal loves to know what you think of it!!
A wrestling promotion on the rocks.
A star wrestler longing for the big time and the big money.
Foul-mouthed promoter Matt Gash and his top star King Snake McEvoy don't part friends.
Squared Circle Blues: a suspenseful and haunting tale of the tough men and women of 1980s professional wrestling. Raw, painful, brutal.
Coming Summer 2016. (I've held it back for more editing and revision.)
Cover design by Geetali Baruah
I would love to hear from readers of School of the Ages -- that will never change. I really need reviews as well -- they are far too infrequent. For the last year or so I have been working on a number of projects that are not related to School of the Ages and which I hope will begin to appear at the end of the summer. I'll announce them all here. But I didn't forget about Simon and Goldberry and their friends and foes! I am also working on a School of the Ages novella that will be wild and different, and I have also written a portion of School of the Ages 5: The Wonderful Carol. Meanwhile, have you yet read my novelette Sara Ghost? It features Simon and Goldberry as supporting characters in the tale of a young woman with an important real-life problem. It also features a bone-crushing brawl between the magic students and a gang of drug-running thugs. I think it's my finest story for this series, and it's available as an eBook or as an inexpensive paperback.
For my popular series of interviews with all sorts of authors, from bestsellers to new talent, browse the News section.
"It's an elevated journalistic skill to structure an interview right... Matt Posner could get a job on every newspaper I ever worked on." -- Andre Jute, Goodreads comment, 8 February 2014.
This website hasn't been active for quite a few months. I discontinued my interview series to focus more on writing. I will continue to maintain this site occasionally, but I will probably be making alternate blog locations for other projects and any future interviews.
School of the Ages is America's greatest magic school. Located on a secret island in New York Harbor, it's the place to go to learn a distinct and realistic form of magic based on concentration, visualization, and meditation. This series features the adventures of Leicester Moore, known as Simon Magus, beginning when he enrolls at age 13. A true example of the melting-pot that is New York, Simon is one-quarter each British, Asian Indian, Jewish, and Italian: all-American. Simon's life is full of adventure and sadness to which he brings his own fearless loyalty and growing power. You will also meet Goldberry, his British best friend and study partner, for whom sarcasm is a way of life; the gentle Leah Ritz; the big blustering Yakov Mermelstein, whose Chasidic upbringing makes him a little hard to be around (!); stern but caring teacher Dr. Solomon Archer; and of course the elemental-summoning Robbie Radish, the sassy Avery who is beloved by winds; and many many (many!) characters you will remember forever.
Every book is full of magic, ghosts and spirits, adventure, and danger, full of culture and history and real places in New York and around the world. In The Ghost in the Crystal, Simon and his team travel back in time to ancient Egypt to get rid of a malevolent ghost. In Level Three's Dream, they must help an autistic teen with magical ability who thrusts them into the world of Lewis Carroll's Alice. In The War Against Love, it's war to the death as School of the Ages takes on the vicious European cabal called Gott im Himmel, while Simon has a chance at love that may end in tragedy. And in the fourth novel, Simon Myth, Simon finds himself in ancient India in the company of the heroes of the great epic the Mahabharata.
School of the Ages features multicultural adventures unlike any you've every read before.
Shop for them at Amazon.com.
Teen Guide answers the important and confusing questions young people have about their bodies and their hearts. It’s an advice book from two authors who care about young people and want to help them work through the tough issues that will be on their minds as they move through an emotionally complex time of their lives. Every question is answered in a conversational way, as if the author were sitting next to you speaking from the heart.
Co-authored by Matt Posner and Jess C Scott.
GENRE: Teen Health/Sexuality | 75,000 words
Matt’s Bio: Matt is an NYC teacher who’s willing to make controversial statements that he thinks are in your best interest. In his own words, Teen Guide “explains what mature, adult sexuality is and provides a useful guide to entering that sexual world at the right time.” He is also the author of the School of the Ages series of novels featuring
Jess’s Bio: Jess, a professional non-conformist, has a fresh youthful world view. Now on hiatus from publishing, Jess is currently a political blogger focused upon challenges to democracy in Singapore. Her work has appeared in a variety of genres including urban fantasy, young adult fiction, cyberpunk, and poetry. Her website is www.jessINK.com
Cover by Jess C. Scott