About Matthew Peters
Matthew Peters was born into an environment of alcoholism and depression. Dual diagnosed* from an early age, he dropped out of high school at sixteen. He went on to obtain an A.A., a B.A. from Vassar College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. He has taught various courses in a variety of disciplines throughout North Carolina. He is committed to increasing the awareness and understanding of the dual-diagnosed. Conversations Among Ruins is his first novel.
*The term dual diagnosed refers to someone suffering from a mood disorder (e.g., depression) and chemical dependency.