W.H. Matlack is a prolific author whose writing encompasses a broad range of subjects from love stories to hard-bitten, noir-style mysteries and even supernatural stories that range in style from humor to suspense.
Matlack also produces children’s picture books and an extensive line of graphic stories.
Also by W.H. Matlack on Amazon:
Waiting to Run
The Memory Walker
The Last King of California
Saving Grandpa Bronton
The Last Gunfighter
Micro Stories for Busy People
The Tiger’s Luncheon
The Dirt Road
The Black Ship
Curse of the Alleyway
Ode to Longfellow
The Universe, Love, and Blankets
Waiting to Run
Grandma explains the Rain
Illustrated children’s story book written by by W.H. Matlack and illustrated by Don Ramie.
It’s raining, and there’s nothing to do! Grandma has heard that before, but she knows the world is full of special wonders when it rains. She remembers what it was like when she was a child. Her grandkids want to hear all about what a rainy day was like when Grandma was their age.
Grandma Explains the Rain presents a beautifully rendered look at what life was like in a 1950s neighborhood. The book has been designed to present all of the warmth and good feelings of discovery that surround childhood, no matter what time period. You’ll want to gather your family around this book to explore the wonders of a walk through the rain.
GRANDPA EXPLAINS THE SNOW
It’s snowing! Grandpa remembers what it was like when he was a child. His grandkids want to hear all about fun in the snow when Grandpa was their age.Grandpa Explains the Snow presents a beautifully rendered look at what life was like in a 1950s neighborhood. The book has been designed to present all of the warmth and good feelings of discovery that surround childhood, no matter what time period. You’ll want to gather your family around this book to explore the wonders of the snow.
Illustrated by Elizabeth Daugherty
GRIN OF THE KROKODIL
Krokodil is the street name for the drug desomorphine,an opioid that emerged from Siberia as an extremely powerful pain killer now mostly used as a recreational drug. It produces a short but extremely intense ‘high,’ said to be many times that of heroin. However, that ‘high’ comes at a very heavy price because the caustic nature of the drug aggressively destroys a user’s bone and tissue from the inside out. Even knowing that, users flock to the drug willing to accept intense self-destruction for the drug’s all-important, very addictive ‘high.’
But Barkley ‘Bar’ Cassidy, investigator for a criminal defense law firm, hears a rumor that a brilliant young chemist has discovered a way to eliminate all of the negative aspects of the drug without compromising its ‘high,’ making Krokodil actually safe to use.
Bar’s problem is that all of the most notorious drug cartels along with an undercover government agency are trying to get their hands on the formula first. And they’ll stop at nothing to get it.
The Bay Area is a sinister, living, breathing entity with a wicked sense of humor. James Bill, Private Investigator, spends most of his time chasing around cheating spouses, but this is all about to change when a mysterious woman enters his office, leaving behind an envelope with an old pawn ticket. No instructions, just a ticket and the name of a pawn shop. The mystery thickens when the woman ends up dead in the basement of his building, wrapped like a mummy in thick cobwebs.
James decides to take backup in Jose, a San Francisco Detective Lieutenant, when he attempts to cash in the old ticket. Little does he realize they are about to embark on a quest neither one may survive. Each clue, each discovery, leads them to a bigger challenge, and more madness. It’s a sinister web they must fight to untangle before the whole city comes crashing down around them.
‘The Certain Path’ is a
short story by W.H. Matlack in volume 1 of the Crimson Tales series,
An antiques expert stumbles upon a mysterious “watch” that appears to be able to turn back time …
Don’t miss this stunning story!
The Single Tower is a short story by W.H. Matlack in TIDES AND TAILS, Crimson Cloak Anthology for charity no, 7 – a collection of donated mixed-genre short pieces having something to do with the sea/beach. We have stories, poetry and pictures.
Cover design kindly donated by Jessica Dorlac
This book is sold in aid of The La Habra Citrus Fair