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At 1:35am on December 12, 2008, Mat Coward said…
Thanks, Adrian. I'll look forward to your next book.
At 2:20am on December 10, 2008, Adrian Magson said…
Mat, can I just say thank you for the very kind review you did of my latest book, 'No Kiss for the Devil' in June 2008. I've only just become aware of it, which probably says a lot about my general state of awareness, or that the Google alert chose that month to go on holiday. Anyway, thank you for the mention, which was most kind.
At 8:40pm on September 10, 2008, Mat Coward said…
"Gibberish comments themselves," that should be - the computer ate a bit of my sentence, so perhaps that answers one of my questions ... Is that what happened to you, Helen Black?
At 8:38pm on September 10, 2008, Mat Coward said…
I admit I’m not the most online person you’re ever going to not meet, but even so ... I do find all this a bit weird. Why do people go to all the trouble of leaving a comment on your page, and then when you reply to it ... they don’t follow it up? Look at the comments below, and you’ll see what I mean.

And look at some of the gibberish themselves - are there some people who, perhaps for religious reasons, only type when they’re drunk?
At 8:48pm on February 1, 2008, Mat Coward said…
Hello, Dawn. Is there a Personal Message facility on this site? If not, leave a message for me over at the TTA Press message boards - http://ttapress.com/forum/ - where PMs are available.
At 2:54am on January 31, 2008, Dawn Dowdle said…
I'm trying to contact you about your books.

Dawn
At 11:13pm on January 18, 2008, Mat Coward said…
Hello, Helen ... who guys?
At 11:03pm on January 18, 2008, helen black said…
Are guys still at loggerjeads with SWP
HB x
At 1:25am on December 6, 2007, Mat Coward said…
I've no idea how to edit the "About" section of this page, so just for the record my new website is at http://homepages.phonecoop.coop/matcoward/
At 11:38pm on September 10, 2007, Mat Coward said…
Hello, mrbowski, and first of all thanks for reading all my books! That puts you in a very select group, probably consisting of you, me and my mum.

2017 is not easy to get hold of. I’ve only got one copy left myself, otherwise I’d send you one. The good news is it is still in print - I know that because I still get regular royalties on it - but it was published mainly for the schools market. As far as I know, the publishers don’t distribute it to normal, retail booksellers; instead, it is sold directly to schools.

Are you in the UK? If so, you might be able to get it through your local school library, or whoever’s in charge of book ordering at the school might be able to find a source for you. Other than that, wherever you are in the world, it could be worth trying to order it through Inter Library Loans. (At least, I hope ILL still exists: it’s a system through which any available book, in any library in any jurisdiction, can be loaned to any other library. It’s one of the things you can point to when asked to define the word “civilization.”)

Sorry not to be of more help. I’ll make a note, and if I ever get hold of a spare copy, I’ll tell you. If you do manage to track a copy down, please let me know.
At 8:35pm on September 9, 2007, mrbowski said…
hi mat, i have just finished reading your sci-fi collection so near so far and have read all your other books but i cannot find the childrens book 2017 anywhere! please could you tell me where i can obtain a copy.
At 2:09am on July 19, 2007, Kevin Wignall said…
Thanks. I've just about got enough for a collection now and I imagine Simon & Schuster might be tempted if the next book does well. But as you suggest, the process of persuading publishers to issue a collection is so frustrating, it feels better just to wait.
At 8:45pm on July 18, 2007, Mat Coward said…
I remember that story well, Kevin - a terrific piece. Have you done a collection yet, or are you planning one? I had a collection of my crime stories out a few years ago, and a collection of my SF stories earlier this year; I’m thinking of trying to find a publisher for a second round-up of my crime fiction ... or I might spend the next two years hitting myself on the head with a hammer non-stop instead, which would be less painful and more productive.
At 5:40am on July 18, 2007, Kevin Wignall said…
Mat, welcome to crimespace. I get what you're saying about friends, but you're responsible for one of the coolest reviews I've had (reviewing a short called "The Window" in Mystery Scene) so you've been a friend to me and it's nice to be able to say thanks.
At 8:58pm on July 17, 2007, Mat Coward said…
Thanks, Dennis.

I see you’re in the RSA, so perhaps you can tell me what happened to a South African crime writer who had a few novels published here in Britain some time back: Wessel Ebersohn. He was writing in the last days of Regime, but since NDR I have never heard a word about him. I loved his books, and would love to know whether there are any more.
At 5:20pm on July 17, 2007, Dennis Venter said…
Welcome to CS, Mat. And thanks for introducing me to Mystery Scene

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