Ian Perez is currently working on his first literary, science fiction novel, “Dark Matter”, about a ghost in search of its origin as it haunts a troubled family that is unknowingly on the verge of a catastrophe. Ian holds a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of South Florida and, when not writing, teaches Science, Math and Literature–an amalgamation of subjects that helped birth his novel. This is Ian’s first publication, taking the place of one of his most gratifying moments in the 9th grade when he got to read his essay on Martin Luther King over radio for Black History Month. You can find him Olympic weightlifting, reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Derek Walcott by the ocean, or traveling on a whim to Latin America with his beautiful wife.