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. 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 Brentwood, Tennessee.