Interview with Shahid Junior Aziz

What do your fans mean to you?
Personally I completely ignore criticism about my books, and sometimes even take it as an inspiration to get better. As far as my fans are concerned, or at least the fans of my series if not personally me, then they provide even greater inspiration for me as just for them I would try to write better and more often. In short, the fans mean a lot to me. They would decide how quickly the next book will come, etc. I wouldn't want to keep people waiting, right?
What are you working on next?
For the moment, I am working on the third part of my series, Dragon Empire 3. I'm not releasing any teasers right now though. By the time I finish writing the third Dragon Empire it should be clear to me whether I will be writing a fourth one or start a completely new series. One thing is for sure, I will never stop writing.
Who are your favorite authors?
I am not as much of a reader as I am a writer, but there is one writer that inspired me to just sit down and write. I told myself, "he could do it, so can I, age does not matter". His name is Phillip Pullman, he wrote the book "Golden Compass". I love his works.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
A cup of Iron Goddess of Mercy tea :)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a normal teenager, albeit without too many friends. Most of the time I am either online browsing, watching videos or playing games, or at the gym working out and stuff.
What is your writing process?
People tend to call my way of writing something completely magical and special. I do not see it that way as I've always been writing like that, even in school, contrary to how they taught me there.
I merely sit, and start writing. The images come to my mind on its own like in a movie and my fingers type or write it all down as I see it. Normally people like to give their works a great lot of planning before they write, but that doesn't quite work for me. It is convenient though, I write when I feel like it without worrying about what to write (since it comes to me on its own).
How do you approach cover design?
I take a particular liking towards gothic text styles and abstracts. My cover designs are quite simple, yet eye-attractive. I make sure the main color matches the theme of my book as well and not just put some random stuff that I think looks pretty.
What do you read for pleasure?
Philosophy. I do not read fiction books that much. Sometimes I can get my hands on a good one and finish it surprisingly fast just cause of its allure, but otherwise I take a particular liking towards Philosophy as I find a lot of content in philosophy books that I either thought of before or have similar ideas and can compare them to the books that I read.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My imagination was about to burst like a nuclear bomb and I just sat and began writing it all down. It felt quite good I must say.
Published 2013-10-05.
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Books by This Author

Dragon Empire 3
Series: Dragon Empire. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,610. Language: American English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When a man driven by hatred and revenge goes out to seek the death of the two destined ones, they find themselves putting their friends in danger wherever they go, for they cannot stop a man whose desire for their deaths has never been so great.
Dragon Empire
Series: Dragon Empire. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,240. Language: American English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
When the Dark Dragon rises to power and breaks the balance that required all seven Dragons to work as one, the earth plunged into chaos. A prophecy foretold of such moment, and that two humans from the twenty first century would travel back into the past, hundreds of millions of years ago to save the world from destruction and stop the Dark Dragon from unleashing hell on the world.
Dragon Empire 2
Series: Dragon Empire. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,550. Language: American English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A mysterious woman that can summon the dead and use them to her will rises to bring vengeance on the entire world. Even the mighty Dragons request help from the two humans again. John and Grace are to go to places they would never have believed to find out how to bring down a being that has long since been dead. The epic adventure features lots of new spells and characters with intense mysteries.