Matt has a degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He's taken detours into the restaurant business, the golf business, and the sports collectible business. His first novel "Yesterday's Echo" won the Anthony award for best first novel, the San Diego Book Award for Best Published Mystery and the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Silver Award. "Night Tremors" is Matt's second novel in the Rick Cahill crime series. Matt lives in San Diego with his yellow Lab, Angus. He is hard at work on the next Rick Cahill crime novel.