Hi, I'm Jon Little, the copyrighted author of Zep Infinity.
I have been working on the ZI project since 2006. Back then it was simply just a few short stories with an unnamed main character. During that time I was writing question marks, looking more like the letter Z on top of the dot. This I used as the logo to go along with the series.
By the year 2007, I had created many short stories when I came up with the main character's name "Zep" that worked nicely from the logo. It wasn't an actual name, which went along with his 'unknown past' I had decided for him. A combination of a few of the short stories created were used as one full story in a series of episodes (short stories). I typed the first episode for a school project when I was in grade 7, finding that it was 25 pages. I liked the idea, and typed the rest, ending at exactly 300 pages. By this time I as a matter of fact even had ideas for a sequel.
As I had a few test copies self-published, I felt as if it wasn't good enough. I wasn't intending to becoming a hugely popular author, but I knew I could do far better, as I had more ideas flowing in.
It was 2012 when I completed the plans for my latest idea that eliminated my old idea of having multiple episodes/short stories into one full one. The same basic idea is the same, as well as many main details. I kept a few characters, and eliminated the majority of things that seems unrealistic. I wanted a futuristic setting, but with a realistic feel. By this time I really got into the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, a teenage James Bond series along with the James Bond movies. The whole concept of preventing a madman from taking over the world was always desirable to me. But instead of making a story so much like those in modern time, I set it for a future setting after a war had occurred.
I am currently working on the final version of the novel.