Interview with Zachary Smith

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in England, in a southern seaside town called Bournemouth. And it most definitely influenced my writing, as most of the locations in The Half-Breeds series are actual places I grew up around - picture a chavy version of myself (I know... not cool.) walking through "Shellbourne" square, or sunning myself atop the clifftops.

The name Shellbourne itself is simply a mix of "Shell" and "Bourne."
When did you first start writing?
I was 27 when I wrote my first chapter of Half-Breed.

I had just returned from living in New Zealand, I was depressed and needed a constructive outlet... writing was my best choice, and I've never looked back since!
Describe your desk
Having spent most of my early twenties sat behind a desk with minimal natural light (And I mean minimal!!!) I find a desk too confining.

As Nelly Furtado once said, "I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away."
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It all comes from the enjoyment for me. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Live Simple, Live Happy.
What are you working on next?
I've just (today) finished book 2 in The Half-Breeds series, entitled; Nexus.

Next, is the first novella spin-off called Linear, which takes me back to my days in Wellington; New Zealand! And I can't wait!
Published 2016-07-23.
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Books by This Author

Linear; Part of The Half-Breeds series
Series: Part Of 'The Half-Breeds'. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,910. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
New Zealander, Kristen Monroe, hardly makes any mistakes and has always had ‘luck’ on her side. Of course, it helps that she is able to rewind time by minutes or hours, allowing her to correct any faults she’s already seen coming. But when her power is damaged and falls into an uncontrollable flux, Kristen is thrown from her linear timeline and wakes in a dire future.
Nexus
Series: The Half-Breeds. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,360. Language: British English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Book 2 in The Half-Breeds series. Following that fateful night in the clock tower, Mitchell Harper and the other Half-Breeds have slowly begun to move on with their lives. But peace for the Half-Breeds is short lived when a new face shows up in town, bringing with it a threat they've never dealt with before – the Pure-Bloods.
Half-Breed
Series: The Half-Breeds. Price: Free! Words: 78,810. Language: British English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Book 1 of 4. Discovering half his heritage is not of this world, Mitchell Harper - a Half-Daemon - must band together with his fellow Half-Breeds to stop a future he has foreseen. Dive into the supernatural as 'Half-Breed' retells the story of Angels & Demons and explores what it truly means to be good... or evil.