I remember blowing off two days of school at Naperville Central High just to read Stephen King’s IT. And like many of you, I was haunted by Pennywise the clown for quite some time. I remember telling myself that someday I wanted to write a story as entertaining as IT. I’m not sure if I accomplished that, but The Puller had interesting company last night on Amazon’s best seller list….

The Puller and IT

THE PULLER on Amazon

Okay, so this sort of thing is new to me: My debut novel THE PULLER just broke into the top 100 for horror on Amazon, and actually passed Jurassic Park.

It’s on sale, so now is a good time to check it out.

THE PULLER also makes an appearance in this month’s edition of Glancer magazine.

Also, the author lineup for the Montana Book Festival is shaping up, and it’s looking fantastic.


THE PULLER this and that

First, let me thank everyone for the amazing feedback.


I’ve been getting email and FB messages from readers who loved my debut, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. A hearty thanks to all who have purchased the book or made comments.

Also, I’ve just found out the German translated version will be released in October. So Matt Kearns will be having an extended stay in Germany. I’m honored to be cracking into the German market, and it’s especially cool because of my German heritage.

I’ll also be appearing for a reading/signing event at Fact and Fiction in Missoula, September 29th, 7 pm.

And if you haven’t stopped by my official Facebook Page yet, swing on by and say hello.

And finally, there may be news concerning a new novel. Stay tuned….

THE PULLER in the Pacific Northwest

In August and September, I’ll be partaking in a Pacific Northwest tour for THE PULLER:

August 15th, the Hastings in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho from 4-7 pm.

August 16th, the Hastings in South Hill Spokane, Washington from 4-7 pm.

August 17, the Hastings in Richland, Washington.

August 18th, the Hastings in Wenatchee, Washington from 1-6 pm.

August 29th, the Hastings in Lewiston, Idaho from 4-8 pm.

More dates to come.