In this tale of gothic horror, the vampire, Lazarus Kalon, is intent upon stealing the power of a shape shifter, a shaman of the Kwakiutl people. Yet, as Lazarus moves in on the shaman and the Kwakiutl village, another supernatural being comes into play, a demon with his own agenda for the Kwakiutl and who is very aware of Lazarus’ presence and intent.
“Matt Cole writes shorts with a very non-sparkling vampire named Lazarus. His writing has strong, dark and solid allegory, balancing the traditional vampire myth with Native British Columbian myths. Having grown up a bit south of there in the Pacific Northwest, I appreciated it even more. Totem poles are more than a thing of wonder and beauty in the middle of the park, they have huge symbolic meaning within the Native religion.” -Goodreads.com
Matt Cole was born in a Vancouver, British Columbia in 1967. He earned a undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the University of British Columbia and a graduate degree in exercise physiology the University of Victoria. He has worked as a kinesiologist since 2000.
During his college and universitity years Matt scratched his creative itch in screenplay and short fiction workshops along with speculative fiction studies. In his free time he enjoys red wine (or the nectar of the Gods as he believes it to be), reading fantasy fiction and graphic novels, and devouring dark chocolate. He can be found wondering book stores and comicbook shops, attending film festivals, drinking craft beer at the local pub, as well as competing in a local IPSC competitions. You may also find him at the gym, if he ever gets his ass in gear and gets back at it.
Matt currently lives the Okanagan valley in British Columbia – wine country of course. He was married in 2002 and divorced in 2009 and was in relationship with another crazy woman between 2016 to 2017. He survived them both these ordeals, albeit not entirely unscathed. He currently has neither a partner nor a pet, but is on the lookout for a captivating individual and worthy creature to fill these roles.