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 then changed jobs to become a Communications Consultant – a job in which my interest and skills in writing come in very handy. I live with my partner (a.k.a. ‘Siggy’ for the purposes of this blog) in the East Midlands.
I’m passionate about films and science fiction, and have an eclectic music taste. I used to be a big gamer, but tend to ration myself these days. In my spare time I watch shed loads of films, read a lot of books and write all sorts of stuff.
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.