14344164_1749410381968248_1815702162793476075_nGrowing up, M J Smith had always been a fond reader of many stories. He loved nothing more than getting lost in a book that would fire up his imagination and create vivid, magical worlds with many adventures.

The only dream that M J Smith had was to, one day, write a book. However, as many do, he got swept up in the day-to-day humdrum of life. Going out to work to pay the bills day in, day out.

Time passed by, beginnings of stories written down but never finished. The dream was still that, just a dream.

It wasn’t until 2013 that M J Smiths world would change forever.

After being diagnosed with a life threatening genetic disorder, M J Smith was thrown into a world of chaos. It was during this dark time, that he began to write. It wasn’t a magical fantasy world created from his imagination, but it was an epic story that charts the journey of the consequences of being diagnosed with something that is rare and little is known about.

The writings began as a tool to help him come to terms with his diagnosis, but the more he tapped away at the keyboard, the more he realised that it was becoming so much more.

Writing was bringing a new hope, a new beginning and his dream was becoming a reality.

Now here we are, with his first book “Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: The Journey Begins” published, its time to pursue his passion for writing.