Matthew's love of writing began in primary school, where he would write stories and donate them to the school library.
The librarian particularly liked his series of detective stories, entitled 'The Brave Detective' and featuring a central character who did very little actual detective work, preferring to face down the arch-criminal in climactic fist fight that usually ended with him tossing his foe into a pit of lava (in my defense, I was 10 years old at the time).
At university, he studied Film and Media (specializing in screenwriting), and somehow managed to graduate despite having spent most of the time playing video games.
He has spent the past few years working for various Digital Marketing agencies (on a freelance and full-time basis), learning about SEO and writing website copy dealing with a variety of topics, including travel, psychology, information technology, and real-estate. Unfortunately, no one has yet hired him to write about dinosaurs.