In my world of romance writers, it’s so refreshing to have a guest on my blog who is a man and who writes a different kind of story. The one he talks about in this interview is about a masked vigilante, a hero, the war internally and externally between good and bad. I am excited to introduce to you author Matthew R. Horn.
I live in a small town in north central Indiana with my wife and our newborn Ella (10 weeks old). I am the Chief Financial Officer for our small family company Modern Materials, Inc. I am an active guy, I love to play basketball and tennis. I love water activites like skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, and swimming. My wife and I both love to run or go for walks. I am a deacon at Macy Christian Church and I often counsel people on personal finances.
Tell us about your current release.
The Good Fight was released by Brighton Publishing in September ’11. It is my first published work and is 200 pages long. It is about a young boy named Jeff who is bounced around from family members to orphanages before finally ending up on the street. After getting into some trouble, his life is saved by a dark-suited vigilante. The instance is life-changing for Jeff who goes back to the orphanage and goes back to school. 16 years later, Jeff has the opportunity to save the life of the vigilante. In doing so he learns the man’s identity, only he is not quite the hero Jeff thought he would be. Jeff becomes the hero’s reluctant protege, and eventually is forced to decide to either wear the suit himself to stop his former mentor, or let things be and try to continue on with his life. The decision will affect everything that Jeff has worked so hard to become.
What is your personal, most effective way to get past writer’s block?
Writer’s block is a real doozy. I have tried a lot of things. My most prolific failure was to start 8 different book ideas at the same time. At the time I figured my problem was my interest level and that if I had a lot of books going all together that surely at least one of them would interest me. That really didn’t work. What I’ve come to find is that sometimes I’m blocked and there just isn’t anything I can do about it. I wait patiently until my next idea comes and then get back to it with a passion. Patience really is the most effective way for me.