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Matt R. Jones
Works at Hollywood Vampires
Attended Western Illinois University
Lives in Canton, IL
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I'm a writer first and foremost -- I've published 4 off-the-wall vampire books and have penned over 80 short stories and novellas, mostly with a horror or rock 'n roll bent to them. At the moment, I've got a supernatural romance novel, a blood and guts horror novel, and an epic werewolf screenplay I'm shopping around ...

The mainstream publishers and agents don't really know what to make of my writing, so I do everything independently -- I kiss no ass and make no compromises.

It seems to be working ... I've got readers all around the world, even in places like South Africa and Australia, so I must be doing something right!

At the moment, I've got five books in circulation ...

* Hollywood Vampires: Unholy War *

* Hollywood Vampires: Sex, Blood, & Rock 'n Roll *

* Love, Red Wine, & Magick *

* Pathway To Darkness *

* If You Want Blood... *

I also have short stories that appear in these fine anthologies...

* Robots Beyond *

* DARK: A Horror Anthology *

I currently work for Dynamic Response Marketing, a highly-successful global marketing company that works with businesses both great and small. It's an extremely satisfying and engaging job -- where I'm constantly learning and expanding my repertoire of skills. I consider myself very fortunate to have it, and it's not just because I work from home...

I'm very easy to get along with, if you don't mind a playfully cynical -- if sometimes brutal -- sense of humor and a tendency towards being scatterbrained. I've been told that I'm a cross between Beavis & Butt-Head and George Carlin ... that seems rather accurate, so I'll go with it.

The thing I hate the most is STUPIDITY ... if you're one of those folks whom evolution's laughed at, please go away. I worked retail for a decade -- that's where the violent sense of humor comes from.

I'm also quite comfortable with who I am and don't care less if I fit into anybody's view of the world ... I'm me. If you don't like it, fine. If you want to change me... uh, no.
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I've written and published five books... does that count for something?
  • Western Illinois University
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Author of the Hollywood Vampires series; Marketing Consultant / Copywriter; Part-Time Writing Coach
  • Hollywood Vampires
    Grand Overlord, 1997 - present
  • Dynamic Response Marketing
    Marketing Consultant / Copywriter, 2009 - present
  • MRJ Creative Marketing
    Marketing Consultant / Copywriter, 2011 - present
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