Matthew Hattersley was born in Yorkshire, in the UK. Over the last twenty years he has toured Europe in a rock n roll band, trained as a professional actor and founded a theatre and media company.

He’s also had a lot of incredibly boring jobs to help sustain his more creative endeavours.

Now he writes action-packed thrillers and neo-noir fiction. He has also had his writing featured in The New York Observer & The Huffington Post.

His Acid Vanilla Series follows a wily, but flawed ex-assassin who - while on a bloody mission of vengeance - realises helping people might provide the salvation she seeks.

He is also the author of the stand-alone novels: Cookies and Double Bad Things.

He lives with his wife and daughter in Manchester, UK.

And he's not too comfortable writing about himself in third person.