Interview with “An Avid Reader’s Haven” blog:

Reader’s Haven:  Do your books have a common theme or are they all different?
Matt: They’re all different, but I do tend to focus on a hero/heroine who starts as a blank slate, not really knowing who they are, and discovers their place in the world when they are forced to survive. I love epic character arcs, such as Al Pacino in “The Godfather.” It isn’t until the very last scene of that film that you realize what Michael has become. 
Check out the rest of the interview here: