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This is Matthew Ballantyne’s website, made to keep you informed on all things related to his writings, appearances, and other news.

Walk with Warriors, the short story series that Matthew has contributed to is available for advance purchase right now.  Contact him via the contact page to learn how you can purchase a copy, with the opportunity for it to be personalized by Matthew!

Projects currently in development:

A Very Interesting Year – Set in Seattle,  a story that unfolds, documenting the most vulnerable people in Seattle, being taken advantage of by so many, while so few ever address the transgressions.

Sands of Time – Taking place along Interstate 10 in California, one person’s escape snares them into an even worse trap.  But the unorthodox country develops a most unorthodox way to finally be safe.

King of English – A man who has it all takes on a new challenge in life, which leads to the demise of his character, psyche, and finances.  His only path to redemption pits him in terrible circumstances.  He must fight to get back what he had, no matter the cost.

Tides of the Sun – A man is poisoned at a dinner function.  He has precious time left to right wrongs, fix his affairs, and find out who poisoned him and why.  Will he prevail?

The Limit – A man copes with the inevitable death of his wife, and tries to hold his family together, while still working a demanding job.  As he tries to address his grief, his teen children begin losing their grip.  Fighting to remain mentally fit is a daily struggle in a household, filled with loss to the brim.

Last Vacation – A family goes on a road trip with their new fifth-wheel trailer through campgrounds in the upper Midwest, but there’s a serial killer on the loose, who’s popping up everywhere they stop.  Who is the killer, and what’s the connection?

Keep up with Matthew’s blog, as he writes about progress, baseball, small business, history, and the American spirit.