Decatur native helps underground homeless population in Las Vegas

The Atlanta Journal-Cnstitution profiles local writer-turned Vegas writer Matt O’Brien, author of Huntington Press best-sellers Beneath the Neon and My Week at the Blue Angel.

Jan. 7, 2011

When Matt O’Brien spent Christmas back in his hometown of Decatur, he kept receiving a steady stream of text messages, all from Las Vegas, where he’s lived the past 13 years, working as a journalist and short-story writer.

“Thanks, man, for getting us out of the tunnels,” read one. “Cold and rainy … this week,” said another. “Can’t imagine being down there for the holidays.”

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