Thursday, September 25, 2008

Writing Book Two

Originally posted HERE

Nothing big here. I'm just writing the second book in the Parallel Worlds series. My goal is to make it shorter than the first book, since the first book was 100,000 words long.

I'm getting about 7 pages done a day, but I think I can increase that number. I'm very pleased with the storyline and with what I've written so far. I have about 30 pages of single-spaced notes, so I definitely know what direction I want to take the book. It's going to be a murder mystery of sorts. A lot of people did a double take at the end of my first book. I hope to have even greater surprises in book 2. The clues are all there. You just won't realize it until the end.

I just sent out almost 800 CDs to the World Fantasy Convention. Whew! What a project. And expensive. I hope it helps bring more attention to my series. I sent back the contract to and My audiobook should show up on those sites soon. Sony, on the other hand, is a never-ending battle. There's an error with the E-Book that they're trying to fix. I hope to see Paraworld Zero on the Sony Reader soon.

Monday, September 22, 2008

World Fantasy Convention Interview

Originally posted HERE

The World Fantasy Convention put up an interview of me on their website, along with part of my audiobook. You can listen to it here (the interview starts at 2 minutes and 49 seconds into the podcast):

I'm excited to go to the World Fantasy Convention next month in Calgary. I've never been to Canada before, so I'm not sure what my experience will be like, but I have my passport now and I'm ready to go.

I'm devoting the next couple months to my second book in the Parallel Worlds series. I really need to finish that thing! I'm proud of the outline I've written. It's going to be a murder mystery with lots of twists and turns. I'm hoping that it's unlike anything you've ever read before. Writing a murder mystery in a fantasy world allows me to do some fun and unexpected things.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Paraworld Zero Audiobook

Press Release on September 10, 2008
The Paraworld Zero Audiobook with 100 Character Voices

Parallel Worlds is proud to present the audiobook for Matthew Peterson’s bestselling young adult novel, Paraworld Zero. With over one hundred unique character voices from the author and his wife, this audiobook is geared to please young and old alike.

The audiobook comes in a 10-CD set (about 12.5 hours long) as well as an MP3-CD and MP3-DVD. The premium DVD version includes the PDF E-Book and about 4 hours of video/audio extras such as bloopers, interviews and photo slide shows. Listen to a sample at

Several audiobook websites including (the leader in downloadable audiobooks),, and plan on selling the Paraworld Zero audiobook in the upcoming month. just made the book available for download on their site this week.

Paraworld Zero is about a twelve-year-old earthling, Simon Kent, who stumbles upon a secret that thrusts him into a bizarre adventure filled with magic, technology and deadly out-of-this-world creatures. He discovers a true friend, confronts his inner demons and becomes the savior to a peculiar race of people, when all he truly wants is to find his way back home.

Parallel to Simon's adventures is a mystery involving a catlike spy and a magical swordsman who both struggle to maintain peace among the paraworlds. But evil lurks in unexpected places, and few people can be trusted. Their paths ultimately lead them to Simon: the one boy who might be able to prevent the biggest assassination attempt in the known paraverse. "Harry Potter meets Star Wars" –

Paraworld Zero Audiobook Formats:
MP3-CD: ISBN 978-0-9819227-1-3 for $29.95
MP3-DVD: ISBN 978-0-9819227-2-0 for $39.95
10-Disc Aduio CD: ISBN 978-0-9819227-3-7 for $49.95

About the Author:
Matthew Peterson is an award-winning short story writer, second degree black belt in karate, Eagle scout, computer programmer, and former missionary. He lives in Arizona with his wife, five boys and their giant African tortoise. Matthew’s debut young adult novel, Paraworld Zero (ISBN 978-1-59092-491-4), hit the bestseller list, was honored by four book contests, and garnered many favorable reviews. Reviewers are comparing it to Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Artemis Fowl. Go to to learn more.