Watchers is / was my debut novel. With a number of favorable reviews already, first and foremost my plan is to continue the series. I have a storyline up through a trilogy with the intention to allow a continuance past that if the fan base is there.
I have three other stories in the works, as well – all them in some way or another focus around dreams. One is a little darker, one focuses on the concept of déjà vu, and the last is set in a more fantasy-rich environment.
2.-How did you come up with the story idea?
When I was in elementary school I used to go the city library a lot. I lived in town, I could ride my bike there. There was one book that stayed with me – one about a boy could astral travel. It was children’s book, but it really caught my imagination. I remember lying in bed for weeks, gritting my teeth with the effort of finding a way to let my spirit float free of my body.
When the movie Insidious came out, I took my son to see it. For anyone who hasn’t seen it, it also focuses on a boy who can astral travel. It caught me up in the idea once again. It was shortly after seeing that movie that I began work on Watchers.
3.-How do you market your books? Which way works best for you?
Book blogs and reviews as well as Facebook groups that specifically deal with my genre. The best advice I ever received was to ‘know who my target customer’ is. Don’t try paying for ads that speak to masses of people – you’ll never know if any of them would even consider your book, let alone buy it. The internet really offers a great opportunity to market specifically to my segment.
4.-What genre of books do you like to read?
Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Crime, Historical Fiction – no romance. I know romance is supposed to be the ‘in’ thing right now, but I just can’t get into it.
5.-What are you working on now?
Watchers of the Night Book II – Indicium Rising. Lots of suspense, lots of twists, and a couple of new characters that, so far, have been a lot of fun to develop.
6.-.-What is your blog/website, etc?
My personal website is www.matthewkeith.net – I don’t blog. Not yet, anyway. I’m told that blogging is the best way to build your brand and deliver a consistent message, but I have trouble just keeping on Facebook. I work a very full time job to pay the bills, so writing has to be a side-job for now. God willing, some day maybe I will have the ability to turn something I love so much (writing) into a career.
7.- Where can I find a copy of your book?
Buy Watchers of the Night on Amazon.com