About Matt Kelly
Matt lives on Long Island with his beautiful wife Nicole. He's a soon-to-be dad and is often way too busy. In addition to writing, he does web design, copywriting, and volunteers at his church.
Matt's parents had very eclectic taste. They exposed him to a broad range of storytelling influences, from original-text fairy tales to schlocky Z-grade movies of all genres, including essentials like Star Wars and PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre.
When Matt was eight-years-old, his youngest brother Chris was diagnosed with Autism. This diagnosis had a profound unintentional effect on Matt’s growing passion for storytelling. As is common for children afflicted with Autism, Matt’s brother Chris was obsessed with watching the same movies over and over again. The movies Hook, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Back to the Future were played on endless rotation. In an effort to try and connect with his brother, Matt examined the plots of each film to see if there were common themes, and became enamored with story structure, characters arcs and the theories of Joseph Campbell. He then knew what he wanted to do with his life.
For his day job, Matt works as a copywriter for a marketing company on Long Island, NY. He lives in Suffolk County with his beautiful wife Nicole and soon-to-arrive baby. He can't write a story without either of them! You can follow him on Twitter.