My name is Matthew Haynes. I was born in North Wales to English parents with their roots in Cheshire and Lancashire. I was educated at Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan and Loughborough University where I eventually left with a BSc and PhD in Economics. I worked in IT for about 17 years and recently changed jobs to become a Communications Consultant – a job in which my interest and skills in writing come in very handy.
I love film with a passion and have an eclectic music taste. In my spare time I read a lot and write books of my own.
I have written several books and there is a lot of information about them on this blog as well as my somewhat random musings on film, tv, music, games, books, writing, food, drink and life in general.
I live with my partner in the East Midlands. I am a fair-weather fan of Liverpool football club (so not so much these days) and a huge sci-fi fan. I used to be a big gamer, but tend to ration myself these days (that said I did move from XBOX 360 to Sony PS4 in 2016 and experienced a gaming revival as a result).