Mathew Colbert was brought up in post war New Zealand as the only child of a middle income family, and was encouraged to lead a life that included plenty of sunshine, swimming and sport.
However, at twelve years of age his innocence was shattered, as the combination of his athletic young body and mop of blond hair caught the attention of some unsavoury individuals. Contrived blackmail guaranteed his life plunged into the depths of depravity, as he was subjected at times to horrific sexual and physical abuse, mainly at the hands of a paedophile ring with links to Satanism.
Paul Anderson lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He is a surgeon who specialises in upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery. Born in Rotorua, New Zealand, his tertiary education began at Waikato University before he went on to further studies in Scotland, California, and South Africa where he completed both a Ph.D. and a medical degree. The passion for writing has latently manifested, thanks to the encouragement and direction of many friends.
Conrad Stone was born in Rome and lived there until he moved to England at the age of 10. He was educated at an elementary school in Italy and comprehensive school in London. After leaving school at the age of 16, Conrad Stone worked in a shipping and accounts department in London. He now lives in Kent with his wife and two sons.
Peter Hilken describes himself as a storyteller; he loves to give tales and music to children, to amuse and excite them, and encourage them to be creative. Jeroen Schipper is a music teacher his pupils and his own children inspire him to write songs that are just so much fun that they don’t even notice that they’re learning all kinds of things. He says his words inspire his music; and his music in turn inspires the words.