Matt is a native of Colorado growing up in Englewood with his sister Meghan and supported by his parents Sher and Mike. His neighborhood was quiet and safe. Matt loved all sports but his favorite was baseball, and he played on a number of winning teams including one that won a national championship.
He attended Cottonwood Elementary one of the top performing schools in the metro area which emphasized the basic skills of reading and writing. Ms. Shoemaker, his fifth grade teacher, saw something in Matt and encouraged him to explore his creative side. In his fifth grade yearbook he was quoted as saying, “You can see me in the future as a baseball player; if not I will be a writer.”
He went on to Smoky Hill High School, and then to the University of Northern Colorado majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Language Arts emphasis. He then became a teacher of fifth graders specializing in writing. Megan, one of his former students, said, “Mr. Meagher is the reason I decided to take writing seriously.”
After seven years of teaching Matt decided to pursue his own writing career and entered the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Regis University where he wrote his premier novel Irish Town. “I wanted to write a book that everyone would enjoy with engaging and relatable characters. Mostly, I wanted my readers to have fun.”
He is currently working on two additional writing projects as well as developing his consulting business Marsmen Inc.