Frank C. Matthews

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Respect the Jux is Frank Matthews debut novel.  Frank was born in New York City and grew up in Queens and Brooklyn.

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In Jamaica . . . he learned the art of the “jux”: robbing people by studying their everyday movements. By the age of eight, Cat was shoplifting and purse-snatching. By ten, he had his first gun. At fifteen, he committed his first murder.


In New York City . . . he created The Order: a secret society of thieves who played by Cat’s rules. He taught his crew how to pull off the perfect jux. Made them swear on a bible and a bullet. Robbed dealers, pushers,...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. God worte the script, I'm only playing my part

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Dying without leaving something behind that will make my children lives better.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would love to meet William Faulkner and I would say to him "please help me become a better writer."

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Trouble Man by Marvin Gaye, Purple Rain by Prince, I Shot the Sheriff by Bob Marley, Adore by Prince, and Beat It by Michael Jackson

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I can become blinded by my ambition

Author Voices

March 31, 2011

Be careful who you crown King, your reward may be to make you a Slave


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