Writing fiction is my passion. When I have free time, I can be found tinkering with my current work-in-progress or with a multitude of short stories. I generally write crime fiction, but I also work in other genres. Check out my first novel, Prodigal. I think you’ll like it.

Guitarist Johnny Riles never got nervous looking into the eyes of millions of adoring fans. But this time it’s thscreenshot-2016-12-19-at-9-41-58-pme single eye of a nine-millimeter semiautomatic he’s staring down. Sure, sleeping with his brother’s wife was a mistake, but Sarah was his first love. A brutal beating should’ve warned Johnny off, but he’s a rock star–he takes what he wants, when he wants it. His agent pays the price, killed by a bullet intended for Johnny. The men responsible want Johnny to keep quiet, and they’re willing to leave a trail of bodies in their wake to do it. Running scared, Johnny and Sarah are forced to into hiding. Now every movement, every word, every breath matters. The gun pointed in his face never wavers. His only hope is to turn his enemies against one another–or else the show’s over for good. Prodigal is the debut novel of Bobby Mathews, whose short fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including The Alabama Literary Review, The Black Warrior Review, Southern Discoveries, Buzzwords, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Click HERE to purchase your copy of Prodigal today.