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Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman is the author of a number of acclaimed novels, including Inside the Cage, Boy Kills Man and The Wild. His latest book from Simon & Schuster (US publication only), Oink - My Life With Mini-Pigs is his first work of non-fiction for adults. He is married with four children, and lives in West Sussex, England.
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Book 1: Key to the CityIn a bid to escape from a mysterious pursuer, Yoshi takes refuge below the streets of London - and finds a world away from our own. Here, he discovers his own vital part in a mission to tap into ancient forces underpinning the capital...Book 2: Siege Under the CityIt's 1666, and the city is ablaze. Below ground, desperate citizens seek refuge from The Great Fire, only to be buried alive when the buildings collapse into the tunnels. Now, centuries later, it is said that...
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A pet is for life. Even the demanding ones.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. A sense of calm, humour and righteous vengeance where appropriate.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. I listen to music while I write, but never take it in.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Cruella Deville

Q. What do you regret most?

A. No regrets. Just a great deal of learning from mistakes.

Author Voices

May 19, 2011

When I started writing Oink: My Life With Mini-Pigs, Butch and Roxi could both fit inside the cat basket in which they'd arrived. Midway through, Roxi had grown almost knee-height to me. Once I'd finished the book, she'd added a couple more inches. After that, she began packing on the pounds. As for Butch, he's certainly a small pig, but won't be climbing back inside that cat basket again.

When people hear about my book, or look at the cover, often their first response is 'I want a minipig!'. That's pretty much how my wife saw things when she first came across such pictures. Sure enough, when Butch and Roxi moved in with us they were... see more

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