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About Matthew Hellman
Matthew Hellman is educated as an Electrical Engineer but has worked most of his life in law enforcement. Probably because those two things go together like peanut butter and jelly...
Always a fan of good writing, he is studying the craft and moving toward a retirement gig as an author. He enjoys the freedom of fiction and the ability to employ his creative mind in the horror genre.
Matt's latest novel, "The Biting Cold" is now available! His first novel, "Solomon's Seal", was published by Beacon Publishing Group (BPG) in November 2019. His novella, "The Hawthorne Blow", was published on January 8, 2021. One of Hellman's short stories, "My Nameless Beast", is featured in the anthology, "Six Guns Straight From Hell 3", published by Science Fiction Trails Publishing in September 2020. This was all a well thought out marketing blitz by Hellman so that he had offerings covering the full spectrum of the attention span.
Matt lives with his wife and three great kids in Michigan's beautiful upper peninsula.
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A level of plausibility is hard to find in today's horror fiction, and Hellman has the credentials to weave an immensely intriguing plot that delivers an abundantly satisfying conclusion." -Craig A. Brockman Author- Dead of November: A Novel of Lake Superior.
In 1842, every resident of Copper Harbor, MI disappeared without a trace. In 2019, Bill Hitze and his son Brandon make a gruesome discovery while fishing on Lake Superior that starts to shed light on the old mystery. According to Professor Stephanie Crowe, an Ojibwa legend predicts that the town's residents will be lost again. Together, Bill and Stephanie strive to discover the truth about what happened so they can protect the small tourist town. But time runs out when brutal winter weather hits Copper Harbor and awakens the ancient horror. The legend claims the evil is indestructible. The warrior Vikings who'd set foot upon these lands hundreds of years ago scrawled their advice on a stone marker: flee. With escape cut off, the residents must hide or fight. And there is nowhere to hide.
When Sam Halvorsen rescues recreational diver, Heather Case, they inadvertently set loose an evil that has been trapped at the bottom of Lake Superior since The Hawthorn went down during a frigid storm in November, 1886. After hearing reports of a ghost-ship and frozen bodies in the middle of July, Sam and Heather realize they have to rescue their town. But they don’t even know what they are up against.
Now, sixteen-year-old, Lily Swanson’s powers have awakened once again. But Sam, Heather and Lily will need the help of a retired professor to decipher Lily’s visions so that they can return the battered Hawthorn to the bottom of Lake Superior before the whole town is exterminated.
And as each additional body falls, a chance at victory is lost. Until there is just one…