Interview with A. Nation

Author of Eye of the Matrix - (Book 1 in the Quest series)

I'm retired and writing as much as I can. I have 24 novels and several novellas published. My genres are science fiction, urban fantasy, and travel mysteries.
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How would you describe <Eye of the Matrix> to a new reader?
  • A young adult science fiction adventure to another planet
What was the inspiration behind <Eye of the Matrix> ?
  • I already had wrote about this character as a toddler so I started this series when he is in his teens
Which authors do you admire? How have they influenced your writing style?
  • Isaac Asimov, Agatha Christie
Can you tell us a little about the locations in your book?
  • First it starts on Mars, then on a spacecraft to the alien planet.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors? How would you advise a new author about traditional publishing versus self publishing?
  • Read as much as you can from several different genres.
What's your writing process?
  • When I'm free for the day, I write all morning and in the afternoon
Which character in <Eye of the Matrix> has had the greatest impact on readers?
  • Nathan, he's still unsure of his place in the universe at the age of fifteen. As the story grows, so does he.
If <Eye of the Matrix> were to be adapted for TV or film, who would you see in the lead role? Who did you have in your mind’s eye when you wrote him/her?
  • I have no idea. I'm not familiar with the current list of young actors.
How have readers responded to <Eye of the Matrix>?
  • I enjoyed reading this book. Nate appears as a little boy in some of the author's other books and it's really fun seeing him "grown up" and off on his own adventures. - C.P.
Where next? What are you working on now?
  • I'm working on the sequel, Eye of the Throne. This will be bigger and better on the MC growth and what this strange planet he's on has to offer.
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Teenagers, who grew up on Mars with the aliens in the 25th century, get a chance of a lifetime
to travel to another planet. What began as a prank, turns deadly when someone shows
up murdered.