According to official records maintained by the state of New York, Matthew Graybosch was born on Long Island in 1978. Various urban legends suggest he might be Rosemary’s Baby, the result of top-secret DOD attempts to continue Nazi experiments combining human technology and black magic. The most outlandish tale suggests that he sprang fully grown from his father’s forehead with a sledgehammer in one hand and the second edition of “The C Programming Language” in the other, and has been giving the poor man headaches ever since.
The truth is more prosaic. Matthew Graybosch is a novelist from New York who lives with his wife and cats in central Pennsylvania. He is also an avid reader, a long-haired metalhead, and an unrepentant nerd. Without Bloodshed is his first published novel. He’s currently hard at work on Silent Clarion, a prequel, and Blackened Phoenix, a direct sequel. His day job is software development, and we’re not sure how he remains sane. We could ask, but we suspect he’d say, “I’m not sane. I’m just high-functioning.”