I am Kevin Valentine

I am twenty-six, and I am the author of The KRZ Series.

Growing up as a gay 90’s baby was never easy since being gay wasn’t as accepted back then as well as it is today. I was bullied left and right. My family never accepted me. I had no friends, and since I was an only child, I pretty much grew up on my own.

It was rough, but no matter who beat me up or talked down on me, I never changed who I was.

So because of everything I was going through, I turned to all forms of entertainment to keep my mind distracted; it was superheroes, magic, and music that kept me happy. That’s why today, as a writer, I like to list my greatest inspirations as following:

  • Marvel Universe (X-Men: the Animated Series, X-Men Evolution, Marvel Cinematic Universe)

  • DC Universe (Teen Titans, Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, Young Justice)

  • Mortal Kombat

  • Harry Potter (books and films)

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender

And as a writer, I hope that KRZ will be an “escape” for young children out there who are going through all sorts of abuse for who they are, just like how everything in the list above was my personal escape.