Matt Coyle grew up in La Jolla, California. As a child, he loved sports and reading. He decided he wanted to be a writer at age twelve, inspired by The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler. He earned a bachelor's in English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has since worked selling golf clubs and sports collectibles, respectively, and managing restaurants.
But in his spare time, Coyle writes novels! His first book, Yesterday's Echo, won the Anthony Award-Best First Novel, San Diego Book Award for Best Published Mystery, and the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Silver Award. Yesterday's Echo has now grown into a series, all following private investigator Rick Cahill.