Matthew is an author of horror, fantasy and science fiction. His short stories have appeared in Midnight Echo, Andromeda Spaceways and Aurealis, and the Fablecroft Publishing anthology Insert Title Here.
His story 'The Banksia Boys' -- now available on Amazon -- won the Australian Shadows Award for Short Fiction for 2017, and he has twice earned an Honourable Mention in the Australian Horror Writers Association's Short Story/Flash Fiction Competition. He was a joint winner of the Ditmar Award for Best Fan Publication in Any Medium in 2016, for his work on the Australian SF Snapshot.
When he's not wrangling SQL database queries, he divides his time between a steady trickle of short stories and the odd longer work.
His first bookish love was Edgar Allan Poe, a Christmas present given to a voracious 12 year old reader. Other favourite authors include Clive Barker, Robin Hobb, Terry Pratchett and Andrew McKiernan.
Matthew grew up in the southern suburbs of Sydney, Australia, before travelling the world, and finally settling in Hobart, Tasmania, where he lives with the most understanding family in the world.