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 20 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.
Teenagers, who grew up on Mars with the aliens in the 25th century, get a chance of a lifetime
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