Welcome everyone to another meeting of ANSA (Authors Not-So Anonymous)! This week it is my pleasure to introduce M.X. Kremzen into the group.
M.X. Kermzen is a Candian YA and sci-fi/fantasy author who's a true nerd at heart. "I love science, technology, superheroes, and all that fun stuff! But, for some strange reason, technology hates me. Phones break down, cameras stop working, batteries die out for no reason. A computer I once owned literary exploded. Sparks and smoke were involved. On a positive note, if Skynet ever takes over or the Matrix turns out to be real, I'll be a good person to have around. :)"
He started writing three short years ago, fulfilling a his dream. "It was something I really wanted to do ever since I read Harry Potter when I was younger, but I didn't have any good ideas until the concept for The Dark Matter Chronicles series came to me. I didn't know how challenging it would be to write a novel until I was well into the first draft of Dark Rising, and by then, I couldn't stop." During his writing career, he has been inspired by J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman, Alexandre Dumas, and Frank Herbert, as well as the sci-fi/fantasy community. "But I draw a lot of inspiration from things like scientific articles or great music as well. I'm also addicted to TED videos."
M.X. chose to be an Indie author instead of getting published because of the time it takes to get a book published using the traditional publishing. "I will definitely keep traditional publishing in mind for the future, but for the time being, I'm going the indie route. Science, fantasy, and superheroes have had a BIG year. I think a novel that includes themes like space, science, technology, fantasy, adventure, superheroes, and war, (as my novel does), should be out in the world right now. Publishing through Amazon was the right choice for me."
The ancient and powerful Arcana have fallen. The knowledge they recorded was lost. The artifacts they gathered from civilizations throughout the universe have been destroyed. Their ability to harness the powers of dark matter couldn’t save them. Many are dead. The rest are scattered. And the vengeful defector that brought them down has begun his hunt for the remaining survivors.