Matthew is a native of Murray, a small college town in Western Kentucky. He attended college for studies in Criminology, Social Welfare, Philosophy, Creative Writing and History. Ultimately he left to pursue writing and work. He loves to play music and is a multi-instrumentalist, Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast, and avid table-top gamer. He lives with his girlfriend, their two dogs Luna and Zepellin, and their cat, Leotardo Decatrio.
Influenced to become a writer after reading Jack Kerouac's short novel On the Road, Matthew draws literary influence from HP Lovecraft, William Wordsworth, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, Raymond Carver and many others.