About Matthew:

Matthew was named 'Author of the Month' by Self Publishers Showcase for September, 2018.
A native New Yorker, Matt is now on staff at UF in Gainesville, FL. Matt is an award winning magazine  features writer, editor and publisher.  Matthew's vision of the world around us - seen in his dark humor and dark fiction works - is unique and not to be missed.

'Genius', 'Spectacular' 
'A True Work of Artistry'
This is an entertaining and humorously macabre collection of short tales inspired by the famous illustrations in Edward Gorey's 'Gashlycrumb Tinies'. From Mystery to SciFi, from Drama to Fairy Tale and from Adventure to Gothic, this book has something for everyone. These 26 tales tell of the misadventures of the children in Gorey's famous illustrations. You will laugh, hope and fall in love with these children. Imminently enjoyable! The imagery presented will stay with the reader long past the time the book is finally set down.
Ranked #3 (6/29/18) on Amazon in Hot New Releases - Dark Humor
Ranked #8  (6/29/19) on Amazon in Cultural, Ethnic & Regional Humor
Ranked #21 (6/29/19) on Amazon in Parodies
Finalist Award for Best Short Stories - American Book Fest 8/1/19
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In this extraordinary collection of 'dark' short stories, Award-winning writer Matthew C. Woodruff explores the timeless questions of Joy, Fear, Love, Loss, Foreboding and Incomprehension. All set around particular holidays, the characters in these twelve stories experience things we can only imagine. These stories will make the reader stop to wonder if anyone ever really knows those closest to them or even the world around them.

These and the rest of the tales are full of humor and honesty, weirdness and chills. Each of these tales will leave a lasting impression on the reader and make them look at the universe in a new way.

"Woodruff pens magnificently dark stories in TALES from the AETHER...  I liked each story, and enjoy Woodruff's writing style, and his story style. The stories are either, dark, horror, dark and humorous or all of the above... This book is a definite recommendation . -Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.


  Release Date 12/01/2019

26 Absurdities of Tragic Proportions

  Release Date 06/01/2018

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