Matthew's love of writing began in primary school, where he would write stories and donate them to the school library.
This included a series of detective stories entitled 'The Brave Detective', featuring a central character who did very little actual detective work and whose adventures usually ended with the arch-criminal being hurled into a pit of lava following a climactic fistfight (in my defence, I was 10 years old at the time).
At university, he studied Film and Media (specialising 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). including three years writing for The Inside Guide, an online travel publication based in Cape Town.
Unfortunately, no one has yet hired him to write about dinosaurs.