While most writers write about stories and places they have never been in or seen themselves, Frank C. Matthews realized early on that he could bring just a taste of his own experiences to the pen.

After being incarcerated Frank spent the time to develop his skills as an author, creating what he felt would be a series known as “Respect The Jux”. After coming home and spending a solid 5 years of constantly promoting himself and his work, Frank was able to land a publishing deal with world reknown publishers Simon & Schuster. With a support system in place Frank aims to encourage other young urban writers to follow their dream and put their money where their pen is.