Matthew Dunn is the author of eight novels, including ERASED, an IPPY Award winner in the Suspense/Mystery/Thriller category at the 12th Annual Independent Publishers Book Awards held in Los Angeles in May 2008. His other recent books include THE GOOD SILVER, a present-day murder mystery involving the Oneida Community, a free-love, utopian commune established in the mid-1800’s, and MUSIC CITY MURDER, a detective novel with an original soundtrack of songs written by the author. In the spring of 2008, Dunn became the first self-published author ever accepted into the International Thriller Writers organization.
A lifelong New Yorker, Matthew was born and raised in Sherrill, New York’s smallest city. He attended VVS High School and graduated from RIT in 1980, majoring in accounting. Before embarking on his writing career, he worked as a fraud investigator for New York State, earned his CPA license, and started his own accounting and software design business. Over the past thirty years, he has worked primarily with non-profit organizations, assisting them with their financial recordkeeping and computer software utilization.
In 1998, he was asked to write an article for a local business journal about the Y2K bug. It was his first attempt at this type of writing, but it turned out well and it appeared on the front page of the journal within weeks of its completion, the editor commenting at the time “I didn’t know accountants could write.” Inspired by the experience, he began working on story ideas that had been floating around in his head for years. In 2005, his first novel, DAY ONE, was published.
Matthew and his wife Judy have four children and live in Syracuse, New York.