About the Author
Matt Ryan had an early entry into politics when his politically active mother enlisted him in her 1948 campaign for Juvenile Judge. He spent his summers until he went to the Naval Academy, vacationing in small Colorado mountain counties, where elected officials foibles and corruption were hard to hide. Beyond his prep school walls lie Ocean County, New Jersey where one party governance under the Mathis machine held sway from the year 1900 until well after he graduated.
Between the two places, he saw enough questionable officeholders to fill a courthouse.
After a career as a line officer, he retired from the Navy and settled in Washington state where he became involved in local politics. He was elected County Commissioner and served 1993-1996. It wasn’t until 2011 after he sold his insurance practice that he devoted full attention to the writing arts.
Matt, a Colorado native, is married to his wife of fifty-one years, Patricia. They have four sons, and three grandchildren. He is the author of The Revenge of the Banker’s Daughter and She Confessed, Didn’t She?