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April 2018
Matt's short story, "The #2 Pencil" featured in the anthology Coast To Coast: Private Eyes From Sea To Shining Sea is a finalist for the Derringer Award for Best Long Story.

March 2018
Blood Truth is a finalist for the Forward Indies Book of the Year Award for Thriller and Suspense.

January 2018
Blood Truth was finalist for the Lefty Award for Best Mystery.

December 2017
Blood Truth, Rick Cahill #4, now available!

July 2017
Dark Fissures is a finalist for the Macavity Award for Best Novel.

June 2017
—Lefty Award Best Mystery Finalist
—RONE Award Thriller Finalist
Yesterday's Echo has been sold, licensed and translated for sales in Turkey
—My radio podcast of Crime Corner on Authors on the Air debuts on June 23 at 5:00 PM PST. My first guest will be Robin Burcell!

December 2016
Matt is interviewed by Pam Stack on Authors on the Air.

June 2016
Night Tremors is a finalist for The Shamus Award for Best First Private Detective Novel.

May 2016
Night Tremors is a finalist for The Anthony Award for Best Novel.

January 2016
Night Tremors is a finalist for the Lefty for Best LCC Regional Mystery Novel at the Left Coast Crime Mystery Conference.

December 2015
Night Tremors made's 2015 Reviewers Favorite Books of the Year list.

August 2015
Yesterday's Echo made Amazon's Weekly Bestseller List.

April 2015
Pam Stack of Authors on the Air interviews Matt.

November 2014
Yesterday's Echo wins the Anthony Award for Best First Novel!

June 2014
Writing Process Blog Hop

June 2013
Faculty member of 2013 California Crime Writers Conference

May 2013
The release of Yesterday's Echo

February 2013
Matt is honored to have been elected to the board of the Southern California Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America.

December 2012
The Next Big Thing viral blog event