At 30, Matthew Reilly is the international bestselling author of six novels, Contest, Ice Station, Temple, Area 7, Scarecrow and Hover Car Racer. His books have been translated into 18 languages and are sold in over 20 countries. To date he has sold over 2 million books around the world. In 2004, he optioned the movie rights to Hover car Racer to Disney while the book was still in manuscript form. Matthew has also written several short stories. He lives in Sydney, Australia.