Matt Wesolowski

Fiction Development, Novel


Matt Wesolowski is an author from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK. He is a former English tutor for young people in the PRU and care systems.

Matt was a winner of the Pitch Perfect competition at the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival in 2015. His debut thriller, Six Stories, was an Amazon bestseller in the USA, Canada, the UK and Australia, and a WHSmith Fresh Talent pick. Hydra, was published in 2018 and became an international bestseller. Changeling, the third book in the series, was published in 2019 and was longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. His fourth book, Beast, won the Amazon Publishing Readers’ Independent Voice Book of the Year award in 2020 and was followed by Deity and then Demon in 2022.

Matt lives in Newcastle with his partner, young son, several tanks of rescued goldfish, a snake and a cat. He also had a millipede but sadly it died. Find him on Twitter @ConcreteKraken and Instagram: MattJWesolowski

Upcoming Courses

Crime, Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing Darkness: Horror, Mystery and Suspense

The pull of darkness is inescapable – master the art of writing horror fiction in one intense week.



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Matt Wesolowski

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Monday 08 Jul 2024

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Articles by Matt Wesolowski

Show Your Monsters: The Argument For Horror

Matt Wesolowski, tutor on Faber Academy's Writing Darkness: Horror, Mystery and Suspense course, writes about his love for the horror genre.

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