About the Author
Matt’s writing career stretches back to a letter he wrote in the fourth grade to President Ronald Reagan.
It is appalling that a 9-year old kid would speak to the Leader of the Free World as boldly and as presumptuously as Matt did in that letter.
In fact, if someone spoke to Matt now in the same tone he himself used with the President 30 years ago, Matt would slap that guy in the face. The US and the Soviet Union never came to nuclear blows though, so that letter must have done some good.
After single-handedly saving the world from nuclear destruction, Matt taught English in China, imported kitchenware into the US, and screwed down payroll for a national apparel retailer. Along the way, Matt has never stopped writing. He has written for the Hurriyet Daily News and Today’s Zaman newspapers in Turkey, and he blogs at mattkrause.com.
By the way, he has never forgotten his college-era dream of walking from Cork, Ireland, to Ho Chi Minh City, but he should probably get that done before he is 70 and needs hip replacement surgery.