Advisory Board

Matthew Mather

Matthew Mather is the best-selling author of CyberStorm, and the six-part hit series Atopia Chronicles. He is also a leading member of the world’s cybersecurity community who started out his career working at the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines.

Matt held CEO positions at Lycos, Canada, and Mindhabits Inc. He was also Vice President at Above Security — Hitachi Company and SecurOps, which are all located in Canada. He went on to found one of the first tactile interface companies, which became the world leader in its field, as well as creating a major award-winning brain training video game. In between he’s worked in a variety of start-ups,everything from computational nanotechnology to electronic health records, weather prediction systems to genomics, and even social intelligence research.

In just four years, Matt’s books have sold over a million copies, been translated into 18 languages, published in 23 countries, and optioned for multiple movie and television contracts. 20th Century Fox is now developing his second novel, CyberStorm, for a major film release.

His books are available on Amazon in multiple formats: The Atopia Chronicles, The Dystopia Chronicles (Atopia Book 2), The Utopia Chronicles (Atopia Book 3), The Robot Chronicles (The Future Chronicles), CyberStorm, Darknet, Nomad: A Thriller (The New Earth Series Book 1), Sanctuary (The New Earth Series Book 2), Resistance (The New Earth Series Book 3), Destiny (The New Earth Series Book 4), and The End is Nigh (Apocalypse Triptych Book 1).

Due to his great success, new writers often reach out to him for advice on self-publishing. He created a system and shares it with his fellow writers. Matt’s statement:

My background as an entrepreneur shaped my thinking in approaching self-publishing. In the past I’ve managed my own successful startups, as well as helping start many other companies get started — handling everything from writing business plans to raising venture capital. I applied that same structured way of think about starting a new business to the business of marketing a book, and below I am sharing my SHAKESPEARE system for helping new authors reach their own self-publishing success.

Matt holds one patent for the Dynamic Haptic Feedback Control of HMI.

He spends his time between Charlotte, NC, and Montreal, QC, hanging out with his bright and beautiful girlfriend Julie and their three dogs and a cat. He speaks both French and English.

You can follow Matt on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and read more about him at LinkedIn and Wikipedia.