About Suburgian My name is Matt Briggs. I’m a writer living in the suburbs south of Seattle, north of Tacoma. About Matt Briggs I’ve written some books set in the Seattle area. Several of these books are based on my experience growing up in the Snoqualmie Valley in the 70s and early 80s. Both of my parents grew up in Seattle, but in the early 70s wanted to move to a place where they could grow their own food and escape the city.