Author’s Notes
Matthew Warner


My Summer with a Book Doctor:
An internship at Edit Ink, a notorious scam operation

In 1995, I had the misfortune of working as a freelance book editor and then in-house editorial intern for Edit Ink, a “book doctor” firm near Buffalo, New York. The State of New York eventually convicted its owners and associates for defrauding prospective writers of several million dollars.

Edit Ink was a bait-and-switch scam to which I was not a knowing conspirator. Here’s what happened.

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Horror Isn't a 4-Letter Word:
Essays on Writing & Appreciating the Genre

Horror Isn't a 4-Letter Word




Matthew Warner is the author of Death Sentences: Tales of Punishment & Revenge and Eyes Everywhere, coming next summer. He also wrote The Organ Donor, and he frequently gives presentations on horror literature and writing to public schools and libraries. He lives in Virginia with illustrator and web designer Deena Warner. Stop by his website and say hi.

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