authorphotoBobby Mathews is a novelist, short-story writer, and journalist who lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

He currently has two books under contract with independent publisher Shotgun Honey. Living the Gimmick, a crime novel set against the backdrop of 1980s professional wrestling, publishes in May 2022; Magic City Blues, a noir love story set in Birmingham, comes out in 2023.

He’s the author of Prodigal, a Southern-fried thriller about failed rock star Johnny Riles, who returns to his hometown to reunite with his first love … who just happens to be married to Johnny’s brother.

When he’s not writing fiction, Bobby covers sports in suburban Birmingham and spends time with his family. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. Hi Bobby,

    We follow each other on Twitter. I really enjoyed Living The Gimmick. It took me back to when I was a kid and me and my cousins would have tag team matches in the living room of my aunt’s house. I can’t remember who I was most often, but my one cousin was usually The Million Dollar Man, and my other cousin was Shawn Michaels. My cousin that was often Shawn Michaels would make me have cage matches in his dog pen in the back yard–first one out was the winner! I usually won because I was smaller and faster (and more athletic).

    I was wondering if you could do me a favor. I’m launching a book (like to release it October 1st), and would it be ok to email you the galley PDF? I need a few one or two sentence blurbs to put on the cover and inside page. My book is Only the Lucky, a story collection. Most of the stories have been published in journals, with the exception of the last two; actually, the last story is technically a novella intertwined with the story that precedes it. These aren’t crime stories, but my current project I’m working on is crime fiction, a novel-in-stories that I plan on submitting to Shotgun Honey once I’ve finished it.

    If you’re too busy, or my type of fiction just isn’t your thing, no hard feelings at all. I totally understand. I look forward to reading your next book this winter.


    Don Foster

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