May 25, 2018

Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:54 PM

Hello, all.

I just got email from my publisher that "The House on Willow Creek Lane" has been released. I really wanted a picture of the guys in front of the house, but since I can't find anyone to do my artwork for me, I guess "beggars can't be choosers."

I will continue to see if I can get an artist so I don't have to have her publish another one for me, though.

I enjoyed my birthday (yesterday). A couple of friends came to town Tuesday and we had a blast, then I spent yesterday relaxing and trying to recuperate from it.

I do have a job interview tomorrow. It's a job that I wouldn't mind having, so hopefully I'll get it.

Take care and I'll keep you informed.


May 25, 2018

Saturday, December 25, 2010: 09:20 PM

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and didn't eat too much.

I had a great Christmas and didn't eat too much. I was hoping that since I went to a friend's that I wouldn't have the temptation of left overs, but they seemed to follow me home, so I'm set for next week.

If you're on my Notification List you received a Christmas e-Letter from me. I did receive several of them back "Undeliverable" for unknown addresses. So if you thought you were on my list and didn't get one, then please email me to get back on my list. Please let me know what your old address is so I can remove it if you change it.

I've figured out that I'm terrible with "Dead lines" so I'm not going to guesstimate when "The Golden Locket: The Cruise" is going to be finished any more. But I am still working on it so it will eventually get done. I just thought of something else to add, so it might be another long one.

Thanks again for reading, and I hope you have a Happy New Year.


May 25, 2018

Monday, 06 December 2010 8:40 PM

I hope everyone is getting ready for Christmas. It’s the best time of the year, you know.

First of all, I couldn’t locate an artist for my eBook covers, so I emailed the next story to my publisher and will let her deal with it. Won’t make as much money that way, but it won’t be as big of a hassle, either. If you are an artist and are interested, I do have another story that I want to get published and will need a cover for it, so please let me know.

And, speaking of money, I lost my job on the 3rd of December. This will give me more time to write! Gotta look at the bright side. Jobs are scarce around here, so I hope I don’t have any trouble finding one. I do hope I don’t have to go back to the Hotel/Motel business, though. I’ll probably sign up for unemployment tomorrow. I don’t like being on it, but it beats nothing. Somehow the bills keep coming around, but the money doesn’t.

I hope to have “The Golden Locket: The Cruise” finished by Christmas. It’s coming along great.

If you’re on my notification list, you’ll receive an email when I post it. If you’re not, please sign up through my contact form.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and I’ll keep you informed.

May 25, 2018

10-2-10: I heard back from the lady who was going to do the cover for me. She decided she's not able to. So, I found a lady I work with who is an artist and she wasn't interested either, but knew someone who she asked, and they were interested and neither of us have heard back from her. ARGH!! I guess I'm going to have to either get my publisher to publish this next one or use a service I found in California.

Will keep you informed.

"The Golden Locket: The Cruise" is coming along good. I will probably be able to have it released by Halloween.


May 25, 2018

8-10-10: I'm still waiting to hear from the lady who said she'd do my artwork for my eBooks. I am beginning to wonder if she's ever going to get through with the project that she's currently working on.

I'll keep you informed.

May 25, 2018

8-10-10: Turns out that I can create blogs in Joomla (the template program that I'm using for the website), so I don't need to mess with any more.

All posts will be here locally now. Check back frequently to see what's going on. If you're not on my notification list, please fill out the contact form and request to be added so I can email you when I post a new story.

Posted by Mathis B: Rogers 7:20 PM


May 25, 2018

As you probably can tell, I updated the website. My brother really likes Joomla, so I thought I'd try it. I really like this template, although I did edit the header. And to answer my question, yes, that could be Brad.<drool>

If you find something strange, please let me know. I couldn't figure out how to deal with my stories without having to recreate the files, so I'm leaving them in the old format.

I also have another story ready for publication, but am waiting for the cover-art. I'll be publishing this one myself and it will be available at Amazon. I will let you know when I get it published.

Posted by Mathis: 4:30 pm.

May 25, 2018

7-17-2010: My publisher did not notify me, but I went to the Sizzler website this afternoon and discovered that "The Birthday Surprise and Other Gay Male Erotica" has been released. You can find a link to it on my main page.

You may recall that this was the "Scott Campbell and David Bennett Collection Series" that I had here for several years, but since she published them we decided it'd be better to rename the characters.

I am waiting to hear from a co-worker's sister to see if she can make some cover art for me, and if she will, then I will publish a few more of my stories that are already posted here. I will remove them from this site as they are published, but you will be able to purchase them through links I have on this site.


May 25, 2018

Mathis B. Rogers was born in Shamrock, Texas, and raised all over the Texas Panhandle and South Plains of West Texas, because his father was a rancher and they moved frequently.

He began writing at the age of thirteen when his English teacher offered extra points for students who wrote something to put on the class bulletin board.

While working the Night Audit (graveyard shift) at motels, he became very prolific.

Mathis was a long-time member of the Plainview Writers Guild, and served as their webmaster and newsletter editor.

For years, he has been an active member of the Panhandle Professional Writer’s group, recently renamed Texas High Plains Writers, in Amarillo, Texas.

Mathis is currently the Webmaster for the  Write Right Critique Group in Lubbock, Texas.

In March of 2011, Mathis began his own “self publishing” business, and has helped many new authors weather the technical terrors of self publishing, all at affordable rates.

Mathis enjoys writing, and when someone asks him how to write, he replies, “It’s just daydreaming and writing it down.”

May 25, 2018


I just created my page at Author Central at They said it might take up to 7 days to get it up and running, though. You can find it at

I also heard from my publisher today that the next eBook will soon be out. She's got it formatted and is just waiting for the artwork for the cover.

I'm still working on "The Golden Locket: The Cruise". Hope to have it out before the end of the summer.

Posted by Mathis B. Rogers at 7:48 PM