About Me

Hi! Thank you for taking a little time out of your day to visit my page and read my thoughts. I hope you find them encouraging!

My name is Matt Deffner. I live in the biggest city of Kansas – Wichita. Most people think it is Kansas City, but you would be mistaken! Kansas City, Kansas is actually not quite as big as Wichita. That is, until you add all of the suburban areas around it like Overland Park, Olathe, and the like. Then…well, Wichita is not so big.

I married my wife on May 2, 2015. We met in my church’s single’s group while I was leading. We hung out in the group for about a year before I asked her out to coffee. The rest, as they say, is history.

I started writing in college. My Freshman and Sophomore year, I was a trombone performance Major. As it turned out, I didn’t really have the passion nor discipline to continue in that program (in other words…I got really bad grades.). I was placed on academic probation for a semester when I remembered the words written on a paper from my English 101 teacher: “If you haven’t declared a major, yet, I really think that you should be an English major.” I also, weirdly to some, really missed writing essays. Lo and behold, I changed my Major and graduated with a Creative Writing degree.

Right now, I’m on a journey from turning writing from a hobby into an actual vocation.

You can follow me on Twitter @mattster2001. Beware, my Twitter thoughts are random.