North Avenue Publishing

​​​Where Windy City Writers Shine

Mike Matthews is a Chicago native known for weaving the intricacies of tragic love and desperate hope into a kaleidoscope of adult fiction.   While earning his creative writing degree from the University of Illinois, he was named a James Fellowship Semi-finalist for a Novel in Progress for his literary piece, In the GardenSince then, Mike embraced his passion for combining creative fiction and non-fiction based on people he has encountered during his many travels. 


Inspired by 2008 events, he published The Good Wolf, ​ capturing the life of a financial planner caught-up in a money laundering investigation of his Chicago clients and the Russian mob.  Mike's trademark ability to develop characters based on Chicagoans remains just one reason his fans continue to consume his creative works.

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In 2014, Mike released ​The Pitch,  ​the first of six installments in ​The Destiny Chronicles.  The final installment is scheduled for release late 2018.  A prolific writer, Matthews always has several projects in development, including: