Matthew Sylvester


Bio

Father of two beautiful daughters, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7.

Deciding that he would ‘get published’ as part of 2013’s New Year’s resolution, Matthew has since been accepted for a wide range of anthologies, covering a number of genres. He has three favourite genres; alternative history – for which he writes the Blaise Maximillian series – LitRPG/LitFPS – for which he writes the Permadeath series – and mil-scifi, home to the Shadow Company series.

He is also the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots’, which has been sold around the world.

With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991 and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). He can also now be found wielding daggers, military sabres and longswords as part of the Iron Door Collective.

All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience (although he must admit he has never slain an orc. Unfortunately.)

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