Matthew A. Perry is a native of the tiny town of Ceredo, West Virginia. He is a middle school history teacher at Ceredo-Kenova Middle School and coaches girls basketball at the school. He is passionate about teaching kids history. He has just written his first book about his hometown's history as an abolitionist town during the antebellum years and the fighting regiment that was stationed there. He is married to the love of his life and has three fantastic children.