S.R.Claridge writes Mystery and Romantic Suspense novels. Her work has been said to have the energy of Dan Brown, the mystery of Mary Higgins Clark and the humor of Janet Evanovich. Claridge novels will take you to the edge of your seat, keep you guessing until the very end and ultimately warm your heart. It is on the pages of every S.R.Claridge novel that Mystery and Sensual Suspense collide.

For more information on bookings, interviews and upcoming releases, please visit the author website and Facebook fan page.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


S P O T L I G H T     A U T H O R   :      Mian Mohsin Zia

I’d like to introduce you to our Tuesday Talks Spotlight Guest, internationally acclaimed author, Mian Mohsin Zia. 

Susan:  Mian, thank you for allowing me to interview you on my blog, Feeling the Fiction and for being our first "Tuesday Talks" guest. Let’s start by having you tell us where you’re from.

Mian:   I have lived all my life in Pakistan and it is the world’s best country to live in.  I
feel blessed to be Pakistani.

Susan:  Where is the most unique place you have traveled?

Mian:   My home is the most unique place for me and will stay so. The comfort and
peace you get after entering your home you do not get that comfort and peace at
any other place.

Susan:  Before we talk about the books you have written, tell us what kind of books you
enjoy reading.

Mian:   Any book that not just entertains you but also enlightens you; ones with many
different thoughts that stay with you long after you are done reading it.

Susan:  Aside from your success in the writing industry, what in your life has given you
the greatest sense of accomplishment?

Mian:   I have been blessed with many accomplishments in all fields; my educational career, my professional career as a banker, an online English language trainer, as a heave weight trainer and most importantly as an author.  All of them have their moments of success and accomplishments.  I always say, “No matter whatever level you reach in life, getting better never stops.”  In addition, I always believe in one thing “All praise goes to Almighty ALLAH along with my eternal inspiration the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) as always.”

Susan:  How many books have you written and how many of them are published?

Mian:   Alhamdulillah, I have written three books so far and all of them are published and acclaimed
internationally. One of them is also published in Russian. All my books are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and everywhere books are sold.

Susan:  How much character and plot detailing do you plan out before you begin writing a
novel, or are you a “pantser”?

Mian:   I try to put in my soul and make it realistic for my readers. I want to give them something
that not just provides them with entertainment but also enlightens them. I prefer to write a book that enlightens. So far, I have been highly successful in my approach and my books, “ONCE” and “VICTIM OF SHAME” have set new trends worldwide in novel writing.

Susan:  How and when do you write? Do you keep yourself on a schedule or do you work
while the muse is with you?

Mian:   No, I don’t have any schedule. Creativity cannot be bound by any schedule. I write when
I feel like writing. I do not write just to write. I write when I feel my words will have impingement and value.

Susan:  You have a new release coming out in November, tell us about it.

Mian:   Yes, my latest book is VICTIM OF SHAME: Why me, God?  It will be released in the beginning of November and will be available from my website, with Free Shipping facility anywhere in the US and Canada, along with my other books. It will be also available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and everywhere books are sold.  All I can say about this book is that Edgar award winner, and New York Times best-selling author, Mr. Burl Barer has said, “Mian is the brightest light on Pakistan’s new literary horizon.” Moreover, other authors from the USA have also praised this book after reading it.  VICTIM OF SHAME brings into discussion many things that have not been presented in such an entertaining way. The book will certainly spark endless conversations, arguments and discussions. It will stay with the readers long after they finish reading it. I can share something exclusive about this book with the readers through this interview. VICTIM OF SHAME brings into discussion many things that have not been presented in such an entertaining way. The book will certainly spark endless conversations, arguments and discussions. It will stay with the readers long after they finish reading it.  You can find the book trailer, video interviews, an excerpt and all details on my website: www.mianmohsinzia.tk
Susan:  Can you give us a brief look at what VICTIM OF SHAME is about?

Mian:   In a world of lightning fast communication, one mistake can transcend time;
destroy lives...or save your soul. Deception, resentment, madness, and vengeance -- Ryan Campbell may be famous, but his life is a living hell.

Ryan Campbell is a tireless champion of women's rights. His dedication unquestioned; his deeds exemplary. There is only one problem. In his inmost heart of hearts, Ryan Campbell hates women. Every battle for gender equality is a battle against his own resentments and ingrained prejudices. The greater his deeds, the deeper his shame. Confused and full of unrest, Ryan has only one question he can ask: "Why me, God?"

Sarah was a normal young woman. She was almost through with her degree and was engaged to be married. With the simple click of a button, her life changed forever. Now, abandoned by those whom she once called friends, she can only ask the question: "Why me, God?"

With insight, compassion and an acute sense of human drama, Mian explores the delicate balance between hypocrisy and redemption. Compelling, gripping, and filled with mystery, 'Victim of Shame' will spark endless conversations, arguments, and discussions.

"'Victim of Shame' gives hope where there is none. Mian creates characters you can really feel for." -- Julie Achterhoff, Author-USA.

"'Victim of Shame' weaves a tale of faith, adversity and strength, landing individuals on paths they never thought possible." -- Ellen M. DuBois, Author-USA.

Susan:  It sounds intriguing and thrilling!  Tell us where we can read more about you,
your novels and how we may purchase your books.

Mian:   My website: http://www.mianmohsinzia.tk/ 

Susan:  Before we say goodbye, is there anything else you would like to share with our

Mian:   I would like to say, please do read my books and always feel free to share your
feedback. Being an author, I work for my readers and therefore your response is what matters the most to me.

Susan:  Mian, thank you again for joining our Tuesday Talks this week.  Congratulations
on the great success of your writing career and best wishes for the future.

Remember to check out all Mian’s books:  THE STRANGE LOYALIST 
                                                                 ONCE (Russian version)
                                                     VICTIM OF SHAME: Why Me God?
And his works in progress:   MISSING
                               AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY EVIL DEEDS

Thank you for joining us for “Tuesday Talks” on Feeling The Fiction
by S.R.Claridge

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