Zachary Smith

Biography

Zachary Smith; an unprofessional underdog, stumbling through a typically professional and proper world.

stay weird.

Having always been a bit of a "Day-Dreamer" and lover of all things supernatural from a young age, I found myself living most of my childhood in my imagination, concocting many weird and wonderful stories, all of which I drew picture books for - as I couldn't spell at the time.

Sadly, without my knowledge I somehow grew up and started my adult life, doing everything I was expected to do; get a job, pay bills and live for the weekend only.

But after seven years of working the same job day in and day out, I decided to get out and explore this small world we all live on. Scary as it was to leave the comfort of my steady lifestyle and a country I'd lived in my entire life, I knew I'd made the right choice within hours of landing in my first destination. And it was during my travels I met many different people; all from different countries, cultures and customs. And luckily for me, I get to call all these people my friends.

Finally, I ended up in Wellington; New Zealand - the world's southernmost capital city - and it's here I was introduced to the exciting world of all things arty. For there was nowhere I could turn without seeing some kind of street performance art, a new exhibit or a cool little jazz bar.

Move forward one year and I was hooked, having taken up sketching, photography and painting. And it was one day while trying to think of something to sketch, I was reminded of a picture book I had drawn way back when I was 7 or 8 years old. A book about two twin boys, one with the powers of good, and the other with the powers of evil. Deciding to sketch them both - mainly to see how I'd interrupt them years later - I began to hash out a whole new story for them, concentrating mainly on the "evil" twin, now named Mitchell. With the more I wrote about him, the more I started to become intrigued about him; knowing only too well how it feels to be a "black sheep."

Months down the line, and many weekends spent in writing, studying or editing, all for the final result. My first manuscript titled: Half-Breed. Having it freshly printed in my hands was a great moment in my life, like I'd completed the dreams of my younger self. A dream I've decided to share with the world.

It hasn't been easy, far from it. I've gone up, down and u-turned countless times in my young life, and I'd say the main thing I have learnt from all the blood, sweat and tears, is to always aim for the stars, no matter how high you set them. The struggle is good, embrace it and use it to better yourself. And never let anyone tell you differently.

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Web Site: ZedSmith.com

Smashwords Interview

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!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Zachary Smith online

Website: http://zedsmith.com
Twitter: @ZedSmithHB
Facebook: Facebook profile

Series

Part Of 'The Half-Breeds'
In a world full of Daemon and Celestial Half-Breeds, it was only a matter of time before the tales of other were to be told. Different lives, cultures and upbringings will intermingle with the main series and vice-versa.
The Half-Breeds
The series follows Mitchell Harper, a teenage outcast and worrier, prone to bouts of axiety, who slips under the radar in his everyday life, on the discovery of his unknown heritage, and with it, a whole new world called Mundarium. Along with his twin brother, Matthew Harper, Mitchell gains new abilities he's convinced are turning him evil. Along with the other Half-Breeds, Mitchell is thrown into a destiny he cannot run from, preordained and manipulated before any of them were even born. Rewriting the world as we know it, the Half-Breed series balances the real-life problems we've all come up against in our lives while reimaging Angels vs. Demons and what it truly means to be good... or evil.

Half-Breed

Price: Free!

Nexus

Price: $0.99 USD.

Books

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.

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