Matthew Silvester was born and bred in Australia apart from a few years of schooling on a Australian Airforce base in Penang, Malaysia. After leaving university he decided to travel the world for a year that has lasted 25 years so far.
The ultimate “rolling stone”, he has travelled to over 100 countries and lived and worked on four continents. He has worked in far more fields than any sane person would, including website design, chef, construction, salesman and last but not least - renewable energy.
His voracious appetite for reading together with a lifelong fascination with history, fantasy, and Sci Fi, lead to his writing this first fantasy novel.
Currently living in one of the Cape Town wine regions in South Africa with his wife Donna and their nine rescued cats, his dream is to be able to write full time whilst enjoying the local wine.