Matthew Branton re-surfaces here: http://matthewbranton.wordpress.com/
From the About page:
Matthew Branton is a defrocked former novelist, author of The Love Parade, The House of Whacks, Coast and The Hired Gun, amongst far too many others. He disappeared up his own fundament in 2003, following a particularly crunchy breakdown, but is finally ready to start publishing again (I’m a bit backed-up, as Princess Di used to say to her hydrotherapist). His malaises include complex-PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder, which means he doesn’t need anyone else for a rubber of bridge. He likes surfing, longboard skating, and desecrating The Cramps on his gee-tar.
Heal well and keep sharing your writing gift, Matthew, the Diva is a fan already.