Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was born in the Mother City, Cape Town, South Africa but currently reside in Vereeniging roughly situated 80 km on the outskirts of Johannesburg.
I have written one stage play, two volumes of Afrikaans poetry, one teen fiction novel, Steal My Heart, with Ramsha Tausalkar, a crime novella, The Mystery of the White Rose Serial Killer. My third book,or second novel, Death Before Dawn, is currently by the publisher. I’m working on my fourth, A Gathering Storm.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Mystery of the white Rose Serial Killer.
The book was inspired by problems we face in South Africa i.e. organ harvesting, corrupt police, a wrongful arrest and a serial killer.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No, I just love making notes of everything I write – character names, places etc. Furthermore I just write. No planning. Nothing.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I deeply admire John Grisham. He has a fantastic writing style and his stories are absolutely wonderful and well-written.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working the sequel to Death Before Dawn, titled as A gathering Storm.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I mainly promote my books on Author Masterminds: https://authormasterminds.com/zalman-s-davis
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write everyday even if it is just a few words and keep believing in yourself. Write, rewrite and write some more.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
If J.K Rowling could make it after being rejected so many times, then so can you!
What are you reading now?
I’m reading Craig Russel’s Eternal.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Publish more crime fiction books, write more stage plays and hopefully get my works translated into multiple languages.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I’m not quite sure about that, but it would most definitely be John Grisham’s books.
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