Matt Carrell was born in Brighton, England more years ago than he cares to remember. The son of Irish immigrants, he graduated from London University and then trained as an accountant. For more than two decades he enjoyed a successful career in the Financial Services industry. Matt's work involved a great deal of international travel and he developed a particular affection for Hong Kong and Thailand.
Matt's first published work was a series of short stories entitled Thai Lottery... and Other Stories from Pattaya, Thailand. The idea for the book emerged while watching tickets being sold by a Bangkok street vendor, and hearing from a friend about the perils of getting involved in the parallel underworld lottery. Inspired by enthusiastic feedback from readers he started work on Thai Kiss, his first full length novel, this was published in May 2013. His second novel, Vortex, is also largely set in Thailand and draws on Matt's extensive experience of the investment industry.
A Matter of Life and Death, his third novel, was published on June 14, 2014. Set in a fictional English seaside town, the local football team is struggling for survival as a killer terrorises the community.
Matt has also written two individual short stories, Something Must Be Done, about a High School shooting, set in the USA and Slips, Trips & Whiplash about the perils of finding love in a Thai gogo bar.
Matt and his wife divide their time between England and the French Alps, with frequent trips to Asia. They are both passionate about sport, with skiing, football and golf heading the list.
His web-site is mattcarrellbooks.com