Born in Vancouver, BC, Matthew Croutch had an interest in story-telling from a very young age. However, due to being born with Cerebral Palsy, he had trouble with motor and speech skills. It wasn’t until eighteen years, after he moved to Calgary, Alberta, that he completed his first novel with scribing assistance from his mother and grandmother.

            Matthew has always been a fan of science fiction and fantasy novels, movies and video games. He always dreamed of making his own role-playing video game but upon going to university for his IT degree, he realized that video game design was beyond his capabilities due to the lack of fine motor skills. He then chose to focus on his English degree at Athabasca University; taking various courses in creative writing.


Short Stories

The Price of Freedom

The Price of Freedom a short story inspired by the French revolution.

Mission: The Sun

Mission: The Sun a short story about radiation causing people to lose their minds.

Astral Assassinator

Astral Assassinator

Astral Assassinator a short story about when a man tries to save his daughter, while being kidnapped.


Matthew J Croutch, a gamer, science fiction and fantasy author. Take a look at some of his current work.