About Matt

Matt Gemmell author photo
The author, on a good day.

Matt Gemmell1 is a writer of thriller, horror, and suspense novels. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with his wife Lauren, their son Calum, and the world’s most handsome labradoodle, Whisky. You can find out about his books here.

He developed a fascination with fiction as a young boy, and first tried his hand at writing stories of his own in his early teens. Writing fell by the wayside for a while, and Matt got a degree in Computing Science then had a successful career as a software engineer, including design and user experience consultancy for companies like Apple. He also released software of his own, and contributed significantly to the open source community.

Whisky the labradoodle
Whisky, without an 'e'.

Life rolled on, including marriage to Lauren, his university sweetheart, and in the opening days of 2014, Matt decided to make some changes and try pursuing novel-writing in earnest. The KESTREL techno-thrillers series was born, with many other stories besides, and the journey continues.

Matt is also the author of the Once Upon A Time collections of ultra-short tales, including ebooks and paperback anthologies, and a continuing series of standalone stories which you can receive free via email every week.

Matt’s contact information can be found here.

  1. Gemmell is pronounced “Geh-mul”, with a hard G like “golf”, not like “gemstone”. Emphasis is on the first syllable.