Matthew Willis was born in the historic naval town of Harwich, Essex in 1976. He grew up nearby, never far from the sea, becoming a keen racing dinghy sailor in his teens.
He studied Literature and History of Science at the University of Kent, where he wrote an MA thesis on Joseph Conrad and sailed for the University in national competitions. He subsequently worked as a journalist for Autosport and F1 Racing magazines, before switching to a career in media relations for the National Health Service. His first non- fiction book, a history of the Blackburn Skua WW2 naval dive bomber, was published in 2007. Matthew currently lives in Southampton with his University lecturer wife Rosalind, and writes both fiction and non-fiction for a living.
|Daedalus and The Deep||The voyage of the Daedalus takes a strange turn when the ship encounters a giant sea-serpent|