Interview with SF Mazhar

What are you working on next?
Book Three, Thicker Than Water, of my Power of Four series. I'm also focusing on completing the rewrite of my first HP fanfiction on Fanfiction.net
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My love to write and my eagerness for others to read what I've written.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything. What good is a writer if there's no one to read their work?
Who are your favorite authors?
JK Rowling. Anthony Horowitz. Philip Pullman.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Playing with my kids, taking care of the hubby or spending time with my sisters.
What is your writing process?
Listen to a lot of music, watch a lot of movies, talk out plot points with my youngest sister and then sit down to write.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The Darkness Within. A Harry Potter fanfiction.
Describe your desk
Don't have one. I write on my laptop, sitting on the sofa
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My iPad.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. When you have the kind of weather we have in good ol' Glasgow, you kinda have to come up with something to do indoors. For me, this meant reading and more reading. Writing came to me because of my love for reading.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's the continuation of the first book, Run To Earth. It follows Aaron as he, along with the rest of the mages, prepare for the war with Hadrian. Aaron finally gets some answers from his parents, but it's not what he expected. The leader of the mages, Neriah takes an interest in Aaron and reveals some interesting and potentially dangerous facts about him.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Tremendously. Having so many platforms available for the ebook is great.
Published 2015-04-10.
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Books by This Author

Thicker Than Water
Series: Power of Four, Book Three. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 149,300. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00)
Hadrian is dangerously close to winning the war. He has three of the four Elemental legacies. All that stands between him and complete dominance? Fourteen-year-old Aaron Adams. The third book in the Power of Four series.
The Elementals
Series: Power of Four, Prequel. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,420. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A short prequel to the Power of Four series. Set eighteen years before the events of Run To Earth.
Playing With Fire
Series: Power of Four, Book Two. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 121,610. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00)
14 years old, Aaron Adams discovers that he is one of the four Elementals who can use a powerful weapon against Hadrian. But when family secrets are revealed, Aaron finds himself caught between doing what his parents ask of him and what the mages expect from him. Aaron faces a choice: pick up his sword and join the fight, or stand back and pray the world doesn’t burn to the ground around him.
Run To Earth
Series: Power of Four, Book One. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 162,750. Language: British English. Published: January 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00)
Aaron Adams is thrust into a world he doesn't understand. As he struggles to find his place in a society that seems to despise him, Aaron sets out on a path of discovery – only to find demons, dangerous hybrids and more secrets; ones that threaten everything Aaron thought he knew.