A Holocaust thriller about love

Interview about writing THE AMBASSADOR, historical What-ifs, and the Holocaust My latest novel, co-written with the late Yehuda Avner, is a historical What-if. What if Israel had existed before the Holocaust, as it so nearly did. Our main character is the Israeli Ambassador…to Hitler. An interview with me about how the book was written and […]

7 novels to make you a better thriller writer

Read these books for specific ways to improve your writing technique Writers will give you lots of rules for writing thrillers. The main ones are usually: • Start with action • Heap trouble on your hero • Foreshadow something early that’s mysterious; reveal the truth about it near the end • Have the clock tick […]

Podcast: Readings from ‘The Ambassador’

Matt reads chapters from new counterhistorical thriller set in Nazi Germany Matt reads from his new novel The Ambassador, a counterhistorical thriller set in Hitler’s Germany. Matt teamed up with Yehuda Avner, a former top advisor to Israeli Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin and author of the best-selling memoir ‘The Prime Ministers,’ to […]

6 tips for writing dialogue that you haven’t heard before

Writing dialogue cheatsheet to find fresh angles on your characters Posts with writing dialogue tips always say more or less the same things about grammar or writing dialogue for two characters as opposed to three characters. In this post I’m going to give you some alternative and unusual sources of inspiration for writing dialogue in […]

The Ambassador

What if Israel existed in 1938? The story of Israel’s ambassador…to Adolf Hitler “You will sup with the Devil, Dan. You will do everything the Devil requires. Whatever it takes, you will maintain the transfer of Jews from Germany to Israel. Remember not to fear him. After all, he thinks it is you who is […]