Author John Mathews and the dark side of human nature


Today’s guest is John Mathews, a tenured University Professor who lives in the beautiful city of Rome, Italy.

With a background in creative writing, professional blogging, and web content creation, John Mathews decided that it was time to start writing fiction novels and share his passion for compelling stories with unforgettable characters.

“I feel the desire to break out of the mold and delve into fiction which focuses on the dark side of human nature, both that which is unfeeling and indifferent to the fate of others and that which derives pleasure and a feeling of power from pain inflicted on them” he explains.


 – Was getting published hard?

“I self published my books, so I am my own agent.”

– Are your characters based on people you know?

“My characters are not based on individuals that I have known personally, but each one is created from a combination of real personality types, mind-sets, and ways of thinking that I have experienced throughout my life.”

– What genre are your books?

“I write thriller / suspense novels.”


– Which of your books is your most favourite?

“I have just published my first novel on amazon, A Game of Greed and Deception, and it is a real doozy. Can you possibly guess what is really happening before the final scene?”

– Do you have a specific writing routine?

“No, I don’t.”

– What are your current projects?

“I am currently working on a crime novel with a real twist.”

– What’s next for you?

“I would welcome honest reviews for my novel on amazon.”

John Mathews first novel A Game of Greed and Deception is on Amazon:

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