The youngest of four children, I was born in North Kent forty-something years ago and that is where I lived, on a council housing estate, for the first twenty-five years of my life.
When I was nine or ten years old, I was fortunate enough to encounter that precious thing, a wonderful teacher, who planted the seed of possibility that writing was something I could do. I caught the writing bug. It was a love that stayed with me throughout my childhood.
Unfortunately, where I grew up, work was in short supply and getting a job, any job, was the prime concern of most school leavers who wanted to make something of their life. I gave up all ideas of writing in favour of getting a "proper job" and started work in a factory the day before I officially left school at 16.
I've never been afraid of hard work and, by God, I worked hard at getting better work. It paid off. Through the years I've worked as a typist, Assistant Company Secretary, IT Manager and Property Manager. Now I work in the state education system, supporting children with Special Educational Needs. It's the worst paid job I've ever had but probably the most rewarding.
It took many years before I started putting pen to paper again and still more before I made the decision to publish. It is a decision I haven't regretted. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.
These days, I live in the East of England countryside, where I enjoy a long and ever changing list of hobbies while avoiding all things domestic, usually with great success.
on July 19, 2012 :
This is the second book by M.T. Mathieson I have read. I must say I was really hesitant to get into it because the first one TXT, frightened me so much. This is a well written,short but very engaging read. Stacy so busy hiding from her preconceived prejudices, almost makes the biggest mistake of her life.
M.T. has a serious control on the fear factor. There are no imagined monsters chasing the characters, just the monsters in the shadows that are so real it keeps you looking over your shoulder.
Mathieson is an author deserving attention to her writings.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)