Interview with Zita Harrison

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The magic of painting pictures with words and telling stories.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on series of paranormal shorts and planning my next novel, which will also be in the paranormal genre.
Who are your favorite authors?
I go through phases. At one point, I couldn't get enough of Stephen King. Then I was swept away by Anne River Siddons. Currently I am getting into Sarah Dunant.
How do you approach cover design?
I have a background in Graphic Design. So I look at the genre and mood of the story and try to put together images that represent that genre and mood.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up all over the world. Originally my family is from Bangladesh where there is a high level of mysticism. My grandmother and aunts used to do Ouija boards to get answers about the fate of the country. Although we moved when I was just a year old, I have visited throughout my life and carry the fascination for mysticism with me wherever I go. I went to junior high and high school in Switzerland, so Europe holds a special place in my heart. When we get the chance to travel, we visit Europe. My favorite place to visit is Rome. The history, the ruins and the gelato all make me want to write.
When did you first start writing?
I have written all my life. I wrote in school, college, and decided to put my writing out there after I got my Masters in English literature.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Ink - Beneath the Stain is about a boy who is born with a giant birthmark covering half his face, his search for his place in life and the challenges he faces. Through his journey we see that nobody escapes judgment from others. That those who are judged in turn judge others. And that love has the power to heal.
What do you hope to get out of writing?
I love writing stories and I would love for them to be read.
Published 2017-04-18.
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Books by This Author

Ink - Beneath the Stain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 95,720. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A boy is born with a giant birthmark covering half his face. In a world where no one escapes judgment, his journey leads him to a realm where the eccentric and bizarre are celebrated. He discovers two other people have also suffered from bias all their lives, and the three form a tortured relationship which hurtles towards tragedy. But love prevails in the end.