Matt Appleby is an aspiring novelist, specialising in fantasy and sci-fi, though also with an eye on detective fiction. He is currently unemployed, having recently quit his job in a primary school kitchen after three long, kafka-esque years. He may someday write about this, but he is aiming for something more exciting. He will try to read and review as many stories as he can, but he is the world's worst procrastinator, and will be making no promises. He is going to go away now, as he is writing about himself in the third person and it is making him deeply uncomfortable.