It's kind of fitting that I'd be posting this on Saint Patrick's Day. Fitting because I adore the Irish above practically every other culture (my other half is primarily an Irish/French-Canadian blend; she's got some interesting stories about her Irish grandfather, but that's neither here nor there). But it's also fitting because I like to imagine that if I'd lived in an earlier time (and on the Emerald Isle), I'd be one of the Irish bards. That and I'm just eccentric enough to make it work.
And on to my introduction. I'm going to eschew doing the interview in L.T.'s head (it's awfully crowded in there already), and just give you some general background like I'm profiling one of my characters. So here goes.
Name: Matthew D. Delman
Height: 6 foot
Weight: Average (what you thought I was going with actual pounds?)
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Hazel
Favorite book: Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
Favorite author: Terry Pratchett
Style of writing: Fantasy/sci-fi/horror blend with a focus on steampunk
Brief biography: A native of Upstate N.Y., Matthew moved to Eastern Massachusetts with his parents in 2004. He transferred colleges (again) to Salem State College, from where he received his Communications degree in 2006. The youngest of three children, Matthew took a job first as a newspaper reporter in Gardner, Mass., and then shortly moved to a large regional publication in North Andover. He worked for that company for two years before taking a job with the press-release distribution company he now works for.
In 2009, Matthew was married to a fellow Salem State alum who also studied Communications. Their "love story," if it can be called that, has an interesting turn in that when Matthew and his wife began dating, they discovered that roughly half of their friends were mutual and they had the same professors (different class times), and knew many of the same people.
Matthew has been telling stories since the age of 5, and wrote them down intermittently until high school when he began work on his first "drawer novel." Now he's serious about publication. Watch out world!
So yeah -- that's me in a nutshell. Well, no I'm not actually IN a nutshell. Though that would be kind of cool. Hmm ... writing a story about a guy in a nutshell.