Best selling author Thomas K. Matthews has completed over 20 novels and been published under three names. He writes murder mystery, thrillers, and literary fiction. Besides writing he is a professional beta reader, story consultant and a plot coach. In his spare time he works as an award winning illustrator and designer and has designed dozens of book covers for successful and aspiring authors. Then, when he finds an extra minute, he speaks at literary events on the shifting publishing industry and teaches writing. He is a husband and a father and lives in San Diego, California.