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Matt Coyle

SCWA SPEAKER: Matt Coyle

Date: December 16, 2017

Title:"My Journey to Publication"

REMINDER - Our December meeting begins at 9AM, and starts with breakfast, followed by our speaker. We'll be done by 11:30.

I grew up in the tract home section of La Jolla, California, battling my Irish/Portuguese brother and sisters for respect and the best spot on the couch in front of the TV. I was a sports addict as a kid, but realized early on that I'd never be good enough to turn pro. Or even amateur.

That didn't matter because I knew I wanted to be a writer at the age of twelve when my father gave me The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler.

Somehow, I smuggled a degree in English out of the University of California, Santa Barbara and decided to write the great American novel. That lasted two months until I realized I needed to eat and I got a job at a restaurant back in La Jolla. After managing the restaurant for years, I sold golf clubs for a decade and then went to work in the sports collectible business. 

Thirty years after beginning the great American novel I finished it as a thriller, instead.Yesterday's Echo is the first in the series of Rick Cahill crime novels. I'm currently working on book two in San Diego, where I live with my Yellow Lab, Angus.

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