My ConGregate 2021 Schedule

I’ll be at ConGregate in Winston-Salem, NC this weekend July 9-11! Here’s my panel schedule, and when I’m not there, I’ll be at my table selling books (or at the bar). Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 9

  • 5:00 p.m. Going Places: Characters, Stories, and Arc
  • 10:00 p.m. Fandom in your Fiction

Saturday, July 10

  • 1:00 p.m. Mirror Mirror: Heroes as Villains
  • 3:00 p.m. Digital Cover Art

Sunday, July 11

  • Mythology – From Percy Jackson to the Iron Druid

Now You Can Get Autographed Copies of My Books!

I didn’t make it to any in-person cons in 2020 for reasons that are obvious to anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock, and it doesn’t look good for 2021 so far either, but if you still want an autographed copy of one of my books now you can get it! I’ve set up a Square Store where you can order paperbacks and have them shipped directly to you. Just click for J. Matthew Saunders Books!

Legend Trip: A Dreadful Penny Novella is Out Today!

Click here to get your copy of Legend Trip today!

Legend Trip

Happiness is more than just a state of mind.

Greenville, South Carolina, 1972

Penelope’s father is gone, again. His ghost doesn’t haunt the home they used to share anymore— not since a rogue magician tried to kill her and her friends there. She’s not ready to let him go, though, and his absence has left her adrift.

Zed, meanwhile, is preoccupied with his new relationship, but the strain of having to hide his involvement with Jake Dempsey threatens to push them apart, not to mention Jake’s disturbing prophetic visions. At the same time, Charles is pulled farther into the alternate world of the enchanting jazz singer Millie Priest. As the date of her real-life death draws closer, Charles desperately tries to piece together how she was killed, without knowing if he can stop her murder, or if he should.

But the trouble with the Brown family never seems to end. When Ephraim Brown is abducted by supernatural forces, the trio must once again come together to save him. Their only clue is a cryptic one-word message—happiness. Could it also be the key to finally learning all the secrets Penelope’s father kept from her?