Hi, my name is Matt. I'm a writer, I guess. Does one ever know when they become a writer?

 

Anyway, I've been writing for about eight years. In that time, I have won multiple awards for short stories, including placing 6th in the entire YA category in the 85th Annual Writers Digest Competition. I have also been awarded the Silver Medal for the 2016 Illumination Book Awards for my first young adult novel, Addison's Mark.

Another important part of my life is my faith. I like to discover deeper meaning throughout this life. As it is, our lives are short but jam-packed with so many emotions, moments, drama, and mystery. 

 

I'm not a spiritual expert, or expert in anything really. I haven't been to seminary, and I haven't floated up into the clouds deep in meditation and met with Jesus, Zeus, or the Spaghetti Monster.

 

I'm just a regular guy with an awesome wife and two black cats.

 

However, one thing I love to do is ask questions, and I think that's vital for any spiritual journey.  

 

I think we are all made to be seekers, but many times, the church, families, and even ourselves don't focus or give space for the big time God/spiritual/life questions, and that only hinders us in the long run.

 

I hope the stories I write inspire some deep questions you were once afraid to ask in fear of doubt. But, I think doubt is the first step in solidifying our faith in God or anything worth believing in. 

 

If you have any questions for me, feel free to use the form below to get in touch!

 

-Matt 

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