Thomas K. Matthews is a published author, award winning designer, celebrated illustrator and professional communication coach. His writing career began after a profound life changing experience that refocused his passion for life. He is a student of the human nature and watches the world with an eye of scrutiny. He has learned that there is a great deal of darkness in the average person’s soul that they choose not to recognize. He loves to take real life events and allow his imagination to run with them to the place most human’s never look. So he writes about love and hate, loss and redemption. He is outspoken, reads voraciously and has opinions on most issues. SON OF ANDALUSIA is his seventh novel. ANCIENT ANGER and THE WILDS were both self published through iUniverse.com. By using his 20 years experience in the advertising industry, he has promoted himself into local celebrity status and teaches writing workshops, speaks at high schools and local colleges as well as lectures for the local Learning Annex on self publishing. As the son of a retired American Literature professor, he has been immersed in the written word since birth. He lives in San Elijo Hills California with his wife Stacy and his son Ian.