May 25, 2018
8-1-2010:

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, ePubnationwide.com 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

5-31-2010:

I just created my page at Author Central at Amazon.com. They said it might take up to 7 days to get it up and running, though. You can find it at http://amazon.com/author/mathisrogers

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

May 25, 2018

5-23-2010:

I went to the Texas Back Institute in Plano last week to find out what is going on with my back and legs. I just need some physical therapy, no surgery. And I can get a physical therapist here in Lubbock. I'll start the search for that next week.

Anyway, when I got home, I had received a royalty check from the publisher. It's not much, but that covers the royalties "Frank Sol" made on the story he stole. In a couple of months I'll get any royalties on the reprint of my story and hopefully soon I'll get the other stories published and will be making money on them, too.

 

May 25, 2018

4-27-2010:

As you know if you are on my notification list, I found another publisher who is willing to publish some of my other stories. After I finish "Golden Locket: The Cruise" I will begin working on another story that will be in a collection that they'll publish. Meanwhile, they'll publish another story that I have ready and a Novel that I have ready. Keep looking here or ask me to add you to my list if you're not already on it, so you'll be kept abreast of what's going on.

Have a great night.
Mathis…

May 25, 2018

3-26-2010: I received my contract for the “Scott Campbell and David Bennett” Collection series this morning.I haven’t had a chance to go through it yet, but will later today.

As you probably noticed, I spent yesterday evening updating my website.Please let me know if you have any usability issues with it. I was receiving reports that people without java were not able to use the menu, so I have removed the java menus.

Posted by Mathis B. Rogers at 4:55 AM

May 25, 2018
3-23-10: The publisher has offered to publish my stories into eBook format.I have agreed to this and have already emailed her my “Scott Campbell and David Bennett Collection Series”. I might change the names of the characters since there is really not anything connected in these stories except for the names of the characters.I’ve asked her to see if she thinks that would be better than making a collection series book of out it.I will keep you informed here as to what I decide to do. Since I do have 37 stories here, I will let her publish all of them. They will be sold at Amazon.com and I will let you know the other places she pushes them to.
 

May 25, 2018

Update! 3-3-2010: The publisher emailed me and has removed the story from everywhere it was posted. They will be sending me any royalties that were made on the story. Because the publisher took care of it quickly, I will not press charges against Frank Sol.at this time, but I have found a lawyer who is willing to represent me if it happens again.

Thanks again to those readers who found it and promptly notified me.

Posted by Mathis B. Rogers at 5:14 PM