Me

I won’t bore you with a life history. Nobody wants to read that.

Suffice to say, I’ve lived a fairly interesting life to date. I’ve studied a lot, travelled a lot, and lived in a number of countries. So, you know, I can’t and won’t complain.

About two years ago I needed to reevaluate what I was doing. I’d dug myself into a bit of hole. Life can do that to you sometimes, if you spend your days with your eyes looking at the pavement and ignoring your surroundings. Writing helped me out of said hole. It gave me a focus and an outlet – a creative one at that – to imagine anything, create anything, be anyone.

So, when I started to get myself together, I did what I had wanted to do for a long time. Make a go of writing for a living.

I still work as a teacher of English in a school/sixth form in the south of England, but in a part-time capacity, and the decision to change my setup came about because I wanted – no, I needed – to write, not for fame or for money (I can’t imagine either to be honest) but for the sheer happiness and purpose I experienced when doing it. I wanted to make writing a central part of my life, rather than fitting it around the contours of the day.

I’m not motivated by anything other than telling a story I want to tell, for a reader who is in essence…me. I write stories I want to read. And if I can find like-minded folk on the journey, then that is a brilliant thing.

Immortal is my first novel, which I’m hoping to self-publish in a month or two. I’ll update you when it’s ready, if you fancied reading it.

I am currently writing my second novel. And because I like a challenge, this one will be a trilogy. The story warrants that, I think. It is called The Nekromika. I hope to have it finished by Christmas. Yeah, I write slowly!

You can read the first chapter of both books here and see what you think. If you like what you read (and even if you don’t) then reach out on Twitter and let me know.

You’ll find a bunch of world building stuff I’ve written for The Nekromika. It’s helped me realise the world in my head. I hope you’ll find it interesting. I enjoyed writing it.

Anyway, thanks for having a look around, and thanks for reading.

Best wishes

Matthew

 

 

 

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