Matt Shea considers himself extremely blessed by his family; his three brothers and two sisters have always shown him great support. Unlike many families, they still gather with their parents for family holidays. The Shea family values are based on accepting everyone, and they especially care for senior citizens and the disadvantaged.
His daughter, Laura, along with his nieces and nephews, share their world with the rest of the family. Through the young people, the adults get to relive their own childhood.
A union worker for thirty-two years, Matt found himself surrounded with average people and got a close look at what their lives were all about. This opened his eyes and taught him many lessons about others as well as himself.
When Matt retired in June of 2010, he pursued his lifelong dream of becoming an author. His inspiration has been fueled by being a worker, brother, devoted dad, and loyal son. These gifts motivate him to write about the trials of everyday life for the common man.