New Author, Matthew W. Bertsch, Releases His First Book, "Jacob’s Balloon," a Moral Tale with an Intriguing Hook and a Dickens of a Twist

Denton, TX, September 24, 2007 --( Matthew’s first book, a novella titled Jacob’s Balloon, centers on lessons learned throughout his own life. The book is being released in conjunction with Lulu (, the world’s fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books.

Matthew sees himself as part of a larger, fresh movement of people who simply want to express feelings and provoke thought in a transparent way, including the spiritual side of life. Most of his literature is Christian in nature, but the author feels compelled to maintain a sense of worldly honesty within his works.

“I don’t write fiction to convert folks (conversion is God’s specialty). I write fiction to entertain. However, many Christians will take issue with my inclusion of worldly matters in my writings, while others will have a problem with my inclusion of God. I often choose to not separate the two; it is reality. If you’re looking for God you can find Him anywhere, even in the strip joints; and if you’re trying to avoid Him, well…good luck.” — Matthew W. Bertsch

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About Author
Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Matthew W. Bertsch presently lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. He founded Bloodborne Publishing as a means to release his first book, Jacob’s Balloon. Matthew earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University in 1992 and had one of his poems published in that year’s Purdue Exponent Literary issue.

About Lulu
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