Zuu's 2022 Nuus
An Interview With…
Our interview this month features fellow short-story writer, and wonderful human being, Barbara Daniels Dena – all the way from the US. Read here for details…
NOVEMBER 2022: Story Acceptance!
Story accepted in Litbop literary and arts journal!
One of my stories (The UnAdorned) has been published in a literary and arts journal – LitBop!
If you enjoy the arts and literature, please check out this journal edited by @realtimchapman and brimming with works by many wonderful creatives.
The print edition is now available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/098628629X/ref)
and at Barnes and Noble (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/litbop-tim-chapman/1142737951?ean=9780986286292).
Thank you, Tim, for all the work it took to compile this beautiful journal. I’m grateful to have been included among so many super creatives.
Happy reading, everyone ;o)
NOVEMBER 2022: Book Sale Time!
Get layers for 99c/p till end Nov, at your favourite online bookstore now: https://books2read.com/u/4A77zd
NOVEMBER 2022: Anniversary Time!
HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY TO MY BOOK, LAYERS!
In November, my collection of short stories, Layers, celebrates its second year since launch! So, to celebrate this great occasion, my November nuusletter includes a book contest for you. The prize: an inspirational book, signed by a fellow-author! If you’d like to take part in the celebrations and contest (and get a free short story too), please sign up to my nuusletter here (contest draw is on Nov 28th): Sign in
This month, my interview guest is South African author of historical thrillers, Ian Sutherland. Keep an eye out for our special guest here: Zuu’s Intervuus – Zuzanne Belec. Other authors also featured there are wonderful folks such as Jonathan C. Lewis, Ann Woodley, Simon vd Velden, Patty Wiseman, Ian Steventon, Maryann Miller, Beem Weeks, Allan Hudson and Nannette Kreitzman!
Awarded a 5-star review by Reader’s Favorite!
Layers is a collection of eight short slice-of-life stories by Zuzanne Belec. These imaginative stories put a lighter touch on the darker aspects of life. The book opens with “The Christmas Charge,” where three elderly sisters jump at the chance to spend Christmas on an African wildlife safari, leading to the chaotic adventure of a lifetime. “White Noise” follows a man trying to navigate being the father of a newborn son while struggling to let go of his old job, with disastrous results. “The Old Man and the Donkey” is the story of a father and son meeting up after years of estrangement, both lamenting past mistakes. “Mothers” is the heartbreaking tale of a mother trying to protect her young baby at all costs from poachers deep in the African jungles.
Zuzanne Belec paints a colorful portrait of life in all its myriad forms through this captivating collection that is bound to leave a mark on readers. Each story shows the ups and downs of life. Spanning multiple continents and involving characters from a wide range of backgrounds, Belec crafts a narrative that is rich in emotion, filled with humor, and drenched in intrigue. The characters are people you’ve probably met in real life, and it makes their stories all the more relatable to the reader. Belec’s humor brings levity to tales that do not shy away from exploring the darker aspects of life. Layers is a riveting collection that I highly recommend.
Thank you, Reader’s Favorite! You can read the full description here:
Book review of Layers – Readers’ Favorite: Book Reviews and Award Contest (readersfavorite.com https://books2read.com/u/4A77zd)
If you’d like to purchase my collection, it is now available wide, at your fave store here:
No holiday had this summer, but I have been sneaking off on secret trips…
If you want to see the world with Noah, you can do so here: www.offcourseofcourse.me or visit him on Twitter @NoahOffCourse
more JULY 2022 nuus!
Want to find out a bit more about me? I have an author interview out on AllAuthor now! Check it out below…
<&emsp> Author, translator, and poet, Zuzanne Belec grew up in Africa. Her debut collection, Layers, is the result of her passion for writing. Her stories are filled with originality, intrigue, suspense, and life. Her book, Layers, is a collection of eight short stories on the power of the human spirit. She lives in the heart of Europe. Read full interview...
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— Bon voyage! —
Coming soon: my next interview guest will be A. Woodley, author of many short stories, poetry, novels. Keep an eye out for our special guest here: Zuu’s Intervuus – Zuzanne Belec. Also featured here are wonderful folks, such as Simon vd Velden, Patty Wiseman, Ian Steventon, Maryann Miller, Beem Weeks, Allan Hudson and Nannette Kreitzman!
My July nuusletter comes out on July 15th! If you’d like to sign up, please join in the fun here: About Zuu – Zuzanne Belec
Check out my latest guest author intervuu with Simon van der Velde here: Zuu’s Intervuus – Zuzanne Belec. Also featured here are wonderful folks, such as Patty Wiseman, Ian Steventon, Maryann Miller, Beem Weeks, Allan Hudson and Nannette Kreitzman!
My June n/letter is out! If you have the urge to try out a recipe for elderflower fritters, you can sign up here: About Zuu – Zuzanne Belec
Check out our latest author intervuu with Ian Steventon here: Zuu’s Intervuus – Zuzanne Belec
My latest newsletter is out! To subscribe, you can sign up here: About Zuu – Zuzanne Belec
My latest newsletter is out! If you want to find out more, you can sign up here: About Zuu – Zuzanne Belec
Interviews With Fellow Writers is here! Check out our many interesting guests here: Zuu’s Intervuus – Zuzanne Belec
Former broadcaster and now ‘barefoot’ author of sci-fi, paranormal and satire novels (as well as short story writer), Stewart Bint, is my first reviewer this year! Thank you for reading my collection, Stewart, and for taking the time to post your lovely review! You can read Stewart’s Amazon review of my collection below:
“…the collection oozes atmosphere, …“ (5-star) – Stewart Bint
Yaaay! I’ve been interviewed by author of The Drake Alexander series (among other), Allan Hudson. His World War II novella, Father, is now available! In his blog, South Branch Scribbler, Allan covers a whole range of creative interests and has many guests over – check them out! You can also find the interview with me here: South Branch Scribbler: The Story Behind the Story with Zuzanne Belec of the Czech Republic. (allanhudson.blogspot.com) Thank you for having me on, Allan!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
Thank you for visiting my site (and for reading my book, if you already have). I wish each and every one of you a safe and peaceful 2022!
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