(The Journals of Krymzyn #2)
Publication date: March 31st 2015
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Science Fiction
Evil lurks in the desolate Barrens of Krymzyn. For millions of Eras, predators with insatiable cravings have prowled the wasteland. When a traitor of the Delta enters their realm, the solitary beasts may finally have a leader to unite them.
As a new order emerges in the Barrens, Chase and Sash begin their lives together. While Chase fights to prove he belongs in Krymzyn, the power inside Sash flourishes in ways no one could have imagined. But a vengeance from the wasteland is soon unleashed upon them.
After Chase is trapped deep in the Barrens, his only escape is into the Infinite Expanse. Unaware of the deathly perils that take shape there, he may be lost forever. For Sash to return him from the endless wilderness, she’ll have to harness a mystical energy not seen since the beginning of time.
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BC Powell is a fantasy author from Los Angeles, CA. His debut science fiction fantasy novel "Krymzyn" was published in October, 2014. "The Infinite Expanse", the highly anticipated second book in "The Journals of Krymzyn" series, is scheduled for release on March 31, 2015.
Powell has a diverse background, having held several creative positions in the entertainment industry, including executive roles at ABC-TV and Technicolor. In recent years, he's authored several non-fiction works, primarily educational books and training programs for trading the financial markets. He dual majored in journalism and philosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Writing fiction has been his lifelong passion and goal. “The Journals of Krymzyn” represents, in his words, “finally finding the story I want to tell with characters that are able to bring that story to life.” He's an avid reader and lists Ernest Hemingway, Frank L. Herbert, Stephen King, Jane Austen, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. as his favorite authors.
Brad, as he prefers to go by in personal communication, lives with his longtime girlfriend, three sons from a previous marriage, and their rescue dog and cat. He enjoys hiking, ocean kayaking, spending time at Southern California beaches, movies, and reading.
Favorite places to write:
1. My Office. I need to block out the world when I write so that I become completely absorbed in the story. I have a small office in my home where I can close the door, turn off my phone, and focus only on writing.
2. The Sofa in the Family Room. Every now and then, I need a “change in scenery”. For a few days at a time, I’ll do all my writing while stretched out on the sofa with my laptop.
3. The Beach. For me, an important part of writing is outlining and making notes about how I want the characters to develop through key events in the story. Sitting on a beach in the Los Angeles area, especially Zuma Beach, with the peaceful sound of the waves seems to trigger my imagination. I can sit on the sand for hours while writing ideas in a notebook.
4. Hiking in the Canyons of Southern California. Another critical part of my writing is just thinking about the story, poking holes in it, and imagining key conversations in my mind. Nature is an integral part of the story in “The Journals of Krymzyn,” so experiencing nature first hand helps me develop the ideas. An enormous, gangly old oak tree in Franklin Canyon was my inspiration for the sustaining trees that come to life in Krymzyn.
5. Driving in My Car. When I hit a block, I jump in my car and aimlessly drive around for half an hour. Nine times out ten, I can figure out how to get through a troublesome area in the plot during a short drive. I think the automated action of driving ties up the logical part of my mind, allowing my imagination to escape. While I obviously don’t write while driving, many problematic areas of my manuscripts are solved while I’m behind the wheel. I dash home and immediately write them out.