Matthew Kresal was born and raised in North Alabama though never developed a Southern accent weirdly enough. From 2010 to 2016 he contributed the Sci-Fi Review column in the North Alabama arts & entertainment magazine The Valley Planet (his review of Gareth Roberts' novelization of Douglas Adams' famously largely unfilmed Doctor Who adventure Shada for that magazine is quoted in its US paperback edition). He had also contributed to online Doctor Who fanzines The Terrible Zodin and Whotopia and has been a longtime contributor to the Doctor Who Ratings Guide site. His essays have been featured in books including Outside In, Celebrate Regenerate, and various volumes in the You And Who series. Since 2014 he's been a regular contributor to Warped Factor covering topics ranging from Doctor Who to Star Trek, cult TV and everything in between. He hosts the Stories From The Vortex podcast which focuses on the audio dramas based of Doctor Who and is a reoccurring co-host on the 20mb Doctor Who Podcast. His first piece of fiction, Shadows Of The Past, was published in Nosetouch Press' Blood, Sweet, And Fears: Horror Inspired By The 1970s in 2016.