Dr. Matthew Pate is an Arkansas-based criminologist, career police detective, writer, and creator of various things. He comes from a long line of storytellers, iconoclasts, and malcontents. He owns an old house, a stack of Tito Puente albums, and more ukuleles than a grown man should. He enjoys coffee, Mexican food, and just enough distance running to allow for a diet based on coffee and Mexican food. Cynical Optimist. Habitual Line Stepper. Loves Dogs and Cats. Holds Doors. Wishes for Better. He welcomes your input and appreciates your continued readership. Amen.