I’m thrilled to share the news that my writing group colleague Matthew Peters has come out with his second book this year, the fabulous Conversations Among Ruins. It’s very different from Matthew’s other work, which is in the mystery/thriller genre, and I had not read the book in draft, so I was particularly excited to buy it for my Nook. And the good news is that I just finished it, so I can tell you what it’s about. Here’s the review I posted on Amazon:
College professor Daniel Stavros is falling apart. Assailed by twin demons of alcoholism and mental illness, he has given up on everything except for, maybe, love. Like his protagonist, author Matthew Peters staggers from profane to poetic as he takes the reader on a journey that is at once painful, hopeful, horrific, and even mystical. By the end of this novel, you’ll find yourself wondering what was real and what wasn’t before realizing it just doesn’t matter. Inspired by the deep tradition of magical realism, Peters merges past and present, truth and fiction, to weave a psychological portrait of a man desperately trying to save himself — from himself.
I urge you to check it out. To learn more about Matthew and even ask him questions about his work, visit his Goodreads author page.