Good morning everyone! I want to welcome you to the 2nd part of Day 16 of the 3rd Annual Romancing September Across the World Blog Tour. If you haven’t checked out Rosie’s post from earlier, then go by https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/ and get caught up.
Now on to today’s featured author, Here’s the question I asked:
What has been the biggest inspiration for your writing?
I would have to say my origins. My ancestors (three generations back) were from India; I grew up in a country considered part of Africa and where every major race and religion co-exists in harmony; I am a Muslim woman in the modern world; I’ve known globalisation from a very young age and have been open to the world for as long as I can remember. I am a melting pot – and this is what inspired my writing. My stories are melting pots of regions, cultures, traditions, world-views; where characters from every walk of life befriend each other and show the diversity of the world in race, religion, culture, but also showcase that at the heart of it, we’re all, despite our differences, just people striving for the same goals.
Here’s a little bit about today’s author:
Zee hails from the multicultural, rainbow-nation island of Mauritius, in the southern Indian Ocean, where she grew up on the figurative fence–one side had her ancestors’ Indian and Muslim culture; the other had modernity & the global village. Upon realising she could dip her toes into both sides without losing her integrity, she found her identity.
This quest for ‘finding your place’ is what she attempts to bring in all her stories, across all the genres she writes. Her heroines represent today’s women trying to reconcile love, life, & relationships in a melting pot of cultures, while her heroes are Alpha men who often get put back into their rightful place by the headstrong women she writes. Love is always a winner in her stories, though; that’s a given.
Author website/blog: http://zeemonodee.blogspot.com/
Todays featured book is “Whisk Me Up”. If you haven’t checked out the her book, then here’s a little about it and where to find it.
After fainting backstage at a fashion week, supermodel Mary Beth Beresford is forced to go into hiding in the sleepy North Yorkshire village of Stonydale in Havisham Park when her sisters kidnap her and bring her there to their late father’s family stronghold so she’ll face the truth – she is anorexic.
Never one to be bossed around, Mary Beth attempts to break out the very next morning…only to land onto the path of the gorgeous, Viking-like pub owner and chef, Niall Barry.
Suddenly, sticking around in this one-horse town doesn’t look like Purgatory anymore.
But Niall is a very private person who shies away from celebrity, and Mary Beth is one of the biggest celebs on the planet. Not to mention that she is an aristocrat – daughter of the late earl and member of the peerage – while he is simply a working-class chef.
Is any relationship between them doomed to collapse like a failed soufflé?
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WCT6Y7K
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00WCT6Y7K
I hope you enjoyed it! Keep watching for more great authors all month and don’t forget to go by Rosie’s post at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/… Let’s make it another awesome tour for 2015!
4 thoughts on “Romancing September Across the World – Day 16 – Zee Monodee”
What a wonderful writing inspiration and a lovely island home to write from.
Agree on both points, Rosie. You are an inspiration, Zee. I’m amazed by how much you’ve accomplished! All my best, Linda
And thank you, Stephanie, for hosting me up on your blog today. This bash has been wonderful and big huge thanks to you and Rosie for having invited me over ❤
We were glad you joined us. Hope you received some good feedback. Have a great day!