My name is Matthew.
I am a Writer.
I am a Writer/Blogger from Seattle, Washington. I live with my 12-year son – he’s my best friend, my most profound reason, and my biggest weakness.(The boy already has a love for words and writing – Dad is proud)
I was born and raised in South West lower Michigan in a little place called Kalamazoo, Michigan. I spent my childhood and early adult years in that area until age 21 – at which point I hopped on a train headed toward the west coast (Think cowboy without the cowboy gear and the horse) to Seattle.
Shortly after arriving in Seattle – my lifelong, intrinsic love for writing, literacy, and helping other people joined together and my writing career began to manifest.
Before the relocation to Seattle in 2001 – writing was a hobby – nothing more.
I loved it but the focus and/or thought of writing for someone else or seeing writing as a potential career was the furthest thing from my mind.
Seattle opened my eyes – more specifically, the people I came in contact with, opened my eyes.
After showing a few pieces to a close friend of mine in 2003, I was asked this question, “Hey – have you ever thought of writing articles for magazines?”
Immediately (and I mean immediately in the most literal sense of the word) I was blinded by that metaphorical light in my brain.
I thought, “Yes. That’s it. I am going to write and eventually make my living doing something I love – rather than spending 1/3 of my day, every day, at a job that I have no connection with, does not challenge me, and does not inspire me.
That day – the hunt for knowledge and experience began.
Being a firm believer in that we never truly arrive at our intended destinations but we see them, if we’re focused and disciplined, on our way through. We’re always shooting for more – regardless of where we are or if we’ve met a goal. The road has proven itself to be anything but smooth sailing. One thing that never changes is that one simple fact: I am a writer.
I am slowly finding my niche within this beautiful and vast world of writing. I am a blogger and I love to learn anything new.
Contact me here
Thank you for your time.
Non-fiction writer, writer of fictional short stories, freelance ghostwriter, blogger, artist, musician, and above all – A human being that senses a tremendous obligation to humanity – to listen and follow the voice within that demands the sharing of any creative endeavour, regardless of significance or relevance, with fellow brothers and sisters of the human race – until the fire within is completely extinguished.