Introducing The 8th Continent – a new interactive gamebook

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to let you know about the release of a new interactive novel, The 8th Continent, created and written by Pat and Ben Garrett.

Interactive novel means: – that as well as reading the story, you have a hand in shaping it too.  You play as the novel’s protagonist, Morgan.  At every step of the way you choose Morgan’s path through an epic journey, a search for a lost family in a post-apocalyptic world.

It’s currently available on iPhone and Android, and Pat assures me that the Windows version is coming very soon! As you can see, it looks pretty ace – and even better, it’s currently free! So go and download it, have a play and let me know what you think! Blurb and links below:

The Eighth Continent is a FREE interactive Gamebook suitable for all readers.

Any fans of ‘Fallout 3’ are sure to like the setting and atmosphere, while any readers of the ‘Fighting Fantasy’ gamebooks of yore will take a little trip down memory lane! The game is free to download at Google Play, Amazon, or in the Apple iStore. Check out the website or store pages to find out more!

Game details and features




Google play:

Facebook page: The 8th Continent

Goodreads Giveaway for In That Other Dimension!

Hi all,

Just a quick message to let you all know that my newly released novel “In That Other Dimension” now has a Goodreads Giveaway.

Enter – it’s free, and you can win a paperback copy of the book!

In That Other Dimension – Published!!

Hi everyone!

Many of you will have seen mention of my novel “In That Other Dimension” over the last couple of years. It was a story which I actually wrote originally on this blog. So WordPress has been extremely important in terms of motivating myself towards this aim.

Anyway, I don’t how many edits later (far too many!!) it’s ready to go, and here it is in all it’s glory 🙂

Amazon UK link

And yes, you can even buy it on the other side of the world! How cool is that?

Amazon US link

Anyway,  thanks a lot for all the nice comments and support I’ve had on the way! Hope you enjoy the final product!

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My Novel – Getting Closer!

Hi all!

It’s been quite a long time, but then I’ve been quite busy.

Some of you might know, (or even have read it) that I originally wrote a book on my blog. Well since then, I’ve been re-writing and editing, and re-writing and editing, and drawing and editing. Eventually I have a very first actual proof copy which looks and feels like a real book!! That’s because it is, obviously…

Here is the current artwork from my new novel In That Other Dimension. Coming soon, I’ll keep you updated when I have a publishing date!!

In That Other Dimension - Matty Millard

Parallel dimensions are actually quite squiggly in nature.

This is one of many lessons which Carlos Ernesto Amadeus von Schnaart will learn during his accidental journey into the unknown. Finding the way home and explaining his tequila fuelled disappearance to his fiancée will become minor worries when he finds himself kidnapped by the evil scientist, Dr Funk.

Follow Carlos’s adventures through the parallel universe and find out what happens to him when he gets lost “In That Other Dimension…”

Warning:  Contains traces of ducks, cake dragons, jelly babies and the infamous Unicorn Mountain. May induce laughter.

Travelling Thailand!

Hey all,

Just a quick blog update for you all really. I recently did some slightly different writing for a change based on my travels of Thailand a couple of years ago. Yes, that means it is sensible! This has kindly been published on so please go and take a look!!

Here’s one of my pics (Koh Phi Phi) to give you a taster – I will post the whole piece on here at some point 🙂

The next section of my novel-zine “In That Other Dimension” should be up in the next few days. For anyone that thought it wasn’t already silly enough, you’ve got a real treat in store over the next couple of chapters!!!

Fish out

Matty M

Six Sentence Sunday

Well here’s something new to me that I thought I’d join in with:

Anyway, my Six are the opening to my humorous fantasy book “In That Other Dimension” which is available to read here on my blog. If you enjoy them, have a read of the real thing! I’ll be posting the rest of the book as I write it.

“It is a little known fact that every red telephone box in England contains a portal to a parallel dimension. It is activated by an amazing technology which our fantastic telecoms engineers have stumbled upon without ever actually realizing.

It is equally little known that this portal is activated simply by the phone number dialled in that box.

Had Carlos Ernesto Amadeus Von Schnaart had even an inkling of this then he may never have used the phone box in the first place. This presence of mind however was unlikely as he was completely and utterly battered. In fact his alcohol-induced state was the only reason he got into the phone box in the first place.”

Anyway hope that has given you a taster and you’ll be wanting more 🙂

Let me know what you think!

Fish out

Want Something to Read?

Well it’s your lucky day!

Hello again by the way. Post number two is to advise you all that building these page thingys isn’t quite so hard as I thought (although any tips would be appreciated to make it easier for you to read my stuff!)

The more exciting bit of news however, is that I’ve posted some of my novel-in-progress / novel-zone / thing for you to read! I should probably write a synopsis at some point really, although can it be done before its written?

Anyway, briefly. Its a humourous fantasy novel which follows the amiable rogue, Carlos, on his interesting journey between parallel dimensions. A journey which is not exactly on purpose, yet leads him in to some unique surroundings and worlds.

I’ve uploaded the first three chapters (they’re very very short! It just seems right here) which introduces Carlos and the mess he’s got himself into.  I won’t say any more. Give it a read!

As I’ve previously said – it won’t end here. My intention is to write the whole novel and post it as I go along! I’m hoping around three new chapters per month.

Feedback appreciated!

Read Chapter 1 of “In That Other Dimension” here!!

Fish out

(Should I start that? It’ll be very difficult to end it…)

Blogging? What’s all this then?

Well, I guess that as this is my first ever blog entry you all ought to say a big “Hello” to me hadn’t you?

Thanks. And a warm salutation to you too.

Anyway, I’m Matty M, and this is my blog. Once I’ve worked out how to use the damn thing I’ll be sharing some of my writing with you, as well as my wonderfully witty thoughts of the day. If I ever have any.

In New Blog News (fake trademark), I’ve put some stuff on the “About Me” page. Feel free to read, it tells you some stuff about me. Not much, but if you’re that interested you can stalk me or something. I’ll probably put more up one day.

Also, in the next few days I’ll be posting installment number one of my current novel “In That Other Dimension…” ©Matty Millard 2012

I can sense your excitement from here.

Fish out