About Paul Zunckel:
Paul Zunckel was born in 1957 in Zimbabwe, then known as Rhodesia.
His family moved to South Africa in 1966, where he completed his schooling at
Kingsway Senior High School in Amanzimtoti.
He did his two years National service as an Ops Medic, wanting to follow his heart
and study medicine, but life got in the way.
He started to write full time in August 2014, and to date has self published four novels in the e-book format and is at present busy with his fifth one.
He has two children from a previous marriage, and is at the moment married
to the love of his life who is responsible for the books that have been written, as without her
it would never have happened.
In some way a gate was opened, and the first four novels are a direct result of that.
She inspired me, and supported me in this venture in every way possible, and because of
that, I dedicate these books to my loving wife Lucie for believing in me.
I also dedicate these books to my Mother, for her unwavering encouragement and support.
Thank you, Mom.
And The Lord above who blessed me with this gift.
What inspires you to write?
Writing takes me into another world, it allows my imagination to flow without restrictions and while I am in that world, nothing matters but what is happening in front of me.
Tell us about your writing process.
I allow my imagination to flow and let the words on the screen paint the picture for the reader. My characters are born as the novel takes shape, and I am yet to sit down with a plan.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I love my characters as they come to life for me, the way they interact between each other, and yes, If Piet tells me something should be done this way, who am I to argue, after all he is one of my main stars.
What advice would you give other writers?
Believe in the gift that you have been given, and follow your heart.
To avoid writers block, always end off, knowing where you are heading so when you start again, the idea is still in your head.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to start with self publish, mainly because of economic restraints, and I have found that the networking tends to eat into my writing time, but it has been well worth it
If I were to be offered a publishing contract, I would accept it with both hands.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I reckon that the future of book publishing is in good hands as there is something special about the smell and feel of a new book, something that an e-book can never replace.
What genres do you write?: Horror, Thriller, Adventure.
What formats are your books in?: eBook