HOMELESS ARTIST TURNED AUTHOR PICKED UP BY LEADING INDIE HORROR PUBLISHER, SEVERED PRESS

THE RELEASE OF ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE NOVEL MARKS A NEW START FOR MATTHEW HOLLIS DAMON

Syracuse, NY – After five years of homelessness, Matthew Hollis Damon self-published a hilarious, heartbreaking memoir and then wrote some more. His latest, Destiny Nowhere, is his fifth book and official literary debut. Drawing from the grit of his life on the streets, a fertile imagination and the nerd-dom of his youth, Destiny Nowhere is as good as zombie apocalypse lit gets, pushing the boundaries of genre, decency and what it means to be human in a capitalist consumer culture. Available now on amazon.com

When a nerdy, misanthropic professor—with zero survival skills—finds himself in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, only the pang of unrequited love can propel him through the darkness of a world gone fully brain dead.

Destiny Nowhere tells the story of Sam Bland, who survives the zombie apocalypse solely because he never leaves his house... The plague spreads while Sam sits at home assuming all the zombie babble on Facebook is just hype for the next Walking Dead season. It’s how I imagined the usual zombie scenario might play out in our social media-addicted culture. With civilization collapsing around my character, it was an opportunity for me to dissect society's failings and explore who might survive (and how) at the end of the world,” explains Damon.

A story readers might perceive as something akin to Breaking Bad meets Shaun of the DeadDestiny Nowhere’s high entertainment value, humor, action and the promise of a little romance is bound to have cross appeal, but will especially appeal to horror buffs and zombie fans.

James Robert Smith, author of The FlockThe Coalition (series), and Working Class Hero says of Destiny Nowhere, "It's easily the best writing I've ever seen in a Severed Press book." 

John Shirley, cyberpunk pioneer, science-fiction legend, Bram Stoker Award-winner and bestselling author of Bioshock: Rapture raves, "Destiny Nowhere is scary but amusing, adventurous but thought provoking, wild but smartly fun... you can't go wrong with this one!”

Damon’s previous books include You Pretty Things, a memoir about his days as a homeless bohemian, drifting from Europe to New York City and Dead High, a richly illustrated zombie apocalypse choose-your-own-adventure book. You can read more about Damon’s work and background on matthewhollisdamon.com or follow him on Facebook or Twitter @MattDamonAuthor. Destiny Nowhere is available for pre-order in digital format on amazon.com now. Official release is October 6, 2017.

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