Born in 1966 in Fife, Scotland, and brought up in Suffolk, England, Matt travelled extensively in-between his work for BOC Gases and Linde. Now retired, Matt resides in Thailand with his wife Pat and their young daughter Malissa Maya. A mathematician, and a bit of a perfectionist, he loves some of the simple pleasures of life and is often seen watering and weeding their garden farm - and eating the produce.
In May 2020, leaping into the unknown, Matt began writing for pleasure for the first time, inspired by Sunday Times best-selling author Michael Heppell and his team of budding authors on the Write That Book programme.
Matt's first adventure fiction book, JackFruit Treasure Trap, subtly combines his passions of family and travel; he secretly wants to be one of the pirates.