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About Matthew Nordin
Matthew E Nordin is a writer, actor, comedian, wanderer, and speculative fiction enthusiast.
He discovered the power of storytelling after reading Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls while attending one of the last one-room schoolhouses in central Nebraska. His passion for writing continued well into college, where he wrote hundreds of poems, and earned a double Bachelor of Science at Grace University.
Having over 20 years of experience in theatre and comedy, he has coached multiple workshops and even started a few organizations in the arts. He met his wife Lisa while performing improv at a renaissance festival, and their company Scenery Changes encompasses their many creative pursuits.
In 2014, the idea of becoming a published author helped gather his stories into print. His first release, XR-404, gained praise for a flash fiction work. Shortly after, his collected work of poetry, Musings of the Northern Poet, was published by Dot's Publishing House. Then a short story, Paint Me a Picture of Poison, won the 2017 Constellation adult professional short story contest.
Matthew's debut novel, The Pycroft Particle, became a rare gem for a Christian science fiction story. With the release of the YA fantasy Shadows of Eleanor series, his works are beginning to link together. Find out more on his website SceneryChanges.com.
Titles By Matthew Nordin
In the quiet bookshop of Raikrune, a young scholar named Eldritch finds solace while reading stories about the elusive fae. The books speak to him, whispering of a power locked away for centuries. His destiny is rewritten when he discovers hidden texts of ancient magic and meets an odd stranger traveling to the border town of the fairy forest. After tragedy forces him to leave all he knows behind, his quest for the unknown will teach him that some magic should not be found.
Hollows of the Nox is a standalone novel that begins the Shadows of Eleanor series. These fantasy stories delve into a realm where magic can be possible, at a cost. Find more of Matthew's books at www.scenerychanges.com
Taken as a child and raised by pirates, Aldrnari gets one chance for freedom near the bustling port of Northeal. The mysterious crew he finds takes him to a place where fae are rumored to appear.
Finally able to decide his own fate, he chooses to follow his heart. Yet falling in love with a fae could disrupt the balance between the realms—if the worlds weren't already shattering.
Passage of the Fae is a standalone novel that concludes the Shadows of Eleanor series. These fantasy stories delve into a realm where magic can be possible, at a cost. Find more of Matthew's books at www.scenerychanges.com
The coastal city of Virfell needed a blacksmith, not an alchemist. However, Sindrick's ability to blend materials provided him with endless ideas. Stones revealed their hidden properties to him, and he became engrossed with his study of the elements—until someone more enchanting than his creations entered town.
She wore a mysterious amulet and carried a shrouded past. Will Sindrick be able to unlock the secrets of the gem before it unleashes a dark power? Or will he discover something more in the woman named Eleanor?
The Salty Eleanor is a standalone novel that continues the Shadows of Eleanor series. These fantasy stories delve into a realm where magic can be possible, at a cost.
Find more of Matthew's books at www.scenerychanges.com
Nearly forgotten at the fringes of the elven kingdom, Katell tries to become part of the Circle of Sorcerers, but being half-human threatens her chances to impress any of the elders. As she tries to gain approval, the power of her spells becomes unpredictable as a secretive force begins to corrupt the kingdom from within the borders.
Will she be able to use her powers to save the kingdom from the growing evil and heal her kinsmen from a mysterious illness before it's too late? While she endeavors to find her place in a world that has never fully accepted her, Katell will discover love and destiny as the stricken awake.
Awakening the Stricken is a standalone novel that continues the Shadows of Eleanor series. These fantasy stories delve into a realm where magic can be possible, at a cost. Find more of Matthew's books at www.scenerychanges.com
As success seems sure, strange occurrences start to happen at the lab, and her test subjects exhibit strange behaviors. Her life’s work may be teleporting more than matter. Will she achieve triumph or failure? Is there any explanation for the effects on her test subjects?
Find out in this sci-fi adventure that sparks a new series of stories spanning celestial distances and generations.
The First Cycle begins a series of short stories that follow the events after The Pycroft Particle. These tales span celestial distances and generations as humanity struggles to survive on a ship with one purpose: rebuild their civilization as far from the Earth as possible. Find out about the author at www.scenerychanges.com.
An epic adventure in under 5,000 words!
Doctor Patricia Pycroft is set to revolutionize the travel industry. With her eccentric colleagues, her work will make teleportation a reality for everyone. Although she has the support of her Christian husband, the secrecy of her work threatens to tear their marriage apart.
As success seems sure, strange occurrences start to happen at the lab and her test subjects exhibit strange behaviors. Her life’s work may be teleporting more than matter. Will she achieve triumph or failure? Is there any explanation for the strange effects on her test subjects?
Find out in this sci-fi adventure that sparks a new series of stories spanning celestial distances and generations. This debut novel by Matthew E Nordin sets the framework for a world being formed. You can follow his journey and find more information about the author at www.scenerychanges.com.
Influenced by his love of God, his wife, and the Renaissance festivals; this collection of syllabic poetry will lighten the reader through its couplets and verse. From his best poems written while attending a Biblical college, to his lighter works from his involvement at local Ren Faires, these poems seek to inspire and reach the limits of the mind's emotions. Split into three sections, it is Matthew's desire to have others experience his life's passions: faith, hope, and love.
Yet he discovers something unearthly while he investigates further into the enigma of Paulo's painting. The poison is not what it seems. Will this art lover remain safe on the other side of the velvet ropes, or is his wildest adventure about to begin? Find out in this story you will find difficult putting down. If a picture is worth a thousand words then there are a thousand reasons to discover the truth.
An award-winning short story that will bring you to the vapors of death. In less than 5,000 words, you will discover why this won the Adult Professional Short Story Contest at Constellation 2017.
Hope rests on planet XR-404; one of the last that allows unmodified children. Their unbridled love formed the child. In this love, they must decide. The judges are merciless. Hold your breath through this story as it may be their last.
This is a work of flash fiction, <1000 words.