Matt Hader’s circuitous route to becoming a professional writer followed an unlikely path through post-collegiate classes at The Second City, on-air shifts in Chicago-area radio station studios, and work as a 9-1-1 communications officer. He’s had numerous screenplay options and production deals over the years, and in 2011 his first novel, Bad Reputation, was published, followed by six more stories that expanded the Bad Reputation universe. Matt served for a time on the board of directors of the nonprofit American Screenwriters Association, and he’s a current member of the International Association of Crime Writers (North American branch). He and his wife make their home in Barrington, Illinois.