Mathew Paust describes himself as Midwest bred Southern transplant, ex-daily journalist, ex-family man, apprentice novelist, open-minded randomly quirky poet stubbornly committed to reciprocity.

Mathew Paust is retired after a four-decade career as an award-winning newspaper reporter in Iowa and Virginia.

He lwithin earshot of the cannon booms and clangs of the dueling Monitor and Merrimac during the War Between the States.

His first novel, Executive Pink, is a political satire centering around assassination plots against the first female president of the United States. Paust is currently at work on a mystery, First Shot, which is set closer to home.


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