Matthew Laxton is a part time author from Toronto, Ontario. He lives in a downtown condo with his wife and son.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Scarborough, Ontario, near the border with North York. It was a typical suburban neighbourhood, and I spent allot of my time hanging out with friends and family. The greatest influence it had on me was being able observe, and take part in the interactions of the people around me. The way we all interacted with each other finds it's way into the interactions of my characters.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was in high school. I went to Senator O'Connor College School, and was lucky enough to have teachers who encouraged me to continue to develop my style and skill.