Hi, my name is Matthew James Ward, and I’m a creative individual with a passion for creating something from nothing that can be truly amazing. My life is all about creativity and making the most of my imagination and interpreting everyday situations into stories that people can relate to. The idea of writing started when I was a teenager as I’d often think of entire movie scripts and stories in my mind that I knew could be potentially great. I had what I can only call an artistic vision but never managed to put it down on paper. I spent many years making music and using my creativity in different ways. I found that what I couldn’t express in writing I could usually express through creating music. Over the years, I became very frustrated with the fact I had all these ideas and talents but didn’t know which direction to take. I almost felt like I was a little lost in life or wasn’t living up to my full potential. In-between the music I began practising photography and soon became infatuated with that. I loved taking photos and showing people how I look at things in a different perspective to others and how creative I can be with a camera. I love all aspects of media and design, and I have learned everything over the years from creating posters in Photoshop to video editing and web design. I guess in a way I was a born artist with a story to share with the world. I remember when I was in primary school and I managed to win a colouring competition out of the entire school. That was a very proud moment in my life as It was the first time that I had ever won anything. This book is a whole new chapter in my life, and it means the absolute world to me that you’re joining me on this journey. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to my first fictional book Absence of Evil.