Yara Gharios

Biography

Lebanese writer Yara Gharios has been making up stories since she could remember. She has graduated as a double–major student in both Translation and English Literature. Under the pen name Sahar Ghayar, she wrote several novels in her free time since she was 11, but didn’t actively pursue publishing them herself. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Leeds with an MA in Writing for Performance and Publication and started working as an Analyst at SABIS Educational Services.

After a small publishing house came across one of her stories, written in French intermittently when she was 13 to 15, they signed her for a one–book–deal. She released her first novel at 17 in her home country through traditional publishing. It was only when “Masked SheWolf” garnered some attention at online reading websites that she considered self–publishing.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
When I was eight, I wrote my first short story; I made a paper cover for it and everything. I still have it. But even before that, I wrote stories for school and always enjoyed them, I even made up stories of my own that I told myself.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
As clear as day. I was 8, and I had this "brilliant" idea about two best friends being in a fight because one of them passed a note to the other one during class, and there was a big grammatical mistake that made the girl receiving the note believe that her friend was calling her mean. Even as a child, I was a huge nerd when it comes to languages. No wonder I'm so obsessed with correcting people now. Lol!
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Where to find Yara Gharios online


Books

UnMasked
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,390. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The more you hold on to your mask, the more you forget who you are behind it. Dylan had to learn that the hard way. Nothing ever made her question hers. Until Logan Underwood. While a mystery from the past, one that may somehow be tied to Dylan, remains unsolved, she needs to figure out how to let people willingly in on her secret. Because sooner or later, people are going to see through her mask.
Masked SheWolf
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,550. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
The first female werewolf in centuries has to stay hidden. Micheal must masquerade as a boy to evade those who would want her for her bloodline. But she isn't the only one keeping secrets. As the leader of an old pack settling back in town, Logan did not suddenly change locations for no reason. However, danger can come from anywhere, and even someone close to Michael might jeopardize her secret.
The Guardian Children
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,560. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Ever since she was born, Cody has never found out who her parents are. She has been the new kid every year since she was 10. But this year is going to be different. Leo and Carter seem to be exactly what she needs to change her life for the better. But Leo has a secret which could bring on dangers she never knew existed. However, Cody is determined not to abandon the only friends she's ever had.
Beauty of Blue Hills
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 98,770. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
A modern sleeping beauty tale telling the story of Anna, the daughter of a famous Hollywood couple, who is forced to relocate to a small town where her parents' fame does not exist, as they are on the verge of separating. With colorful sisters as roommates, a gorgeous guy trying to win her heart and a head cheerleader dead set on ruining her, Blue Hills proves to be Anna's biggest challenge yet.

Yara Gharios' tag cloud

bond    brothers    coming of age    family    friendship    gift    love    magic    masked    modern sleeping beauty    mystery    pack    powers    secret identity    shewolf    strong    teen 14 and up    unmasked    war    werewolf