A.J. Matthews was born at an early age...
…in an English village next to the windy North Sea. A precocious talent for writing developed and by the time he was nine he was already producing stories for the entertainment of his friends. After an indifferent career in high school, college and university, he went on to work in the tourist industry, the British Inland Revenue and local government. After the fun of bureaucracy palled he left and established his own courier business.
A.J. now lives in St. Louis, Missouri and is married to fellow author Celine Chatillon. He enjoys reading, cooking, history, and has visited Canada, France and Hungary. On occasion he also travels back to the French-Indian War of the 18th Century, taking part in living history re-enactment events as a grenadier of the 78th Frazer’s Highlanders.