Matthew Kagle is a game designer, teacher, and father of two. He's also a front.
About ten years ago, when he was teaching at a small private college, he overheard four English professors complaining they were having trouble getting their works published. Several were afraid their works were too controversial and would get them fired. Others were worried about being doxxed.
Matthew offered to present their writing to an old college friend who worked at one of the Big Six publishers. The friend suggested they pick a single pseudonym (in part to throw off text analysis identification) for all of them.
Matthew proved to be such an effective front man, they chose him.