Zarina Macha is an award-winning independent author of five books under her name. In 2021, her young adult novel Anne won the international Page Turner Book Award for fiction.
She began publishing her work in 2018 while completing a degree in Songwriting and Creative Artistry from The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford. Her three published YA fiction works are Every Last Psycho (2018), a compilation of two novellas that deal with heavy trauma and mental illness; Anne (2019), a coming-of-age novel about domestic violence, and Around Midnight (2020), a novel about an emotionally abusive teenage relationship.
She has also published two poetry volumes; Art is a Waste of Time (2018) and Single Broke Female (2019). Both explore the essence of womanhood, including sexuality, femininity, and emotional angst. She regular performs her poetry at various functions in London, including Poetry Unplugged, the Farrago Slam, and the Global Fusion Music & Arts Spoken Word events.
Macha also writes contemporary new adult romance under the pen name Diana Vale. Her Kirk University books are standalone stories about students who find love at university. This fictitious university is based on the real-life University of York in northern England where Macha briefly attended prior to ACM.
Macha is most active on YouTube where she regularly uploads lively and informative content about her books, writing process, and day-to-day life. Visit her channel to stay updated on her work.
She currently resides in her hometown of London, UK.
READERS’ FAVORITE REVIEWS
“Superb and accomplished read which encompasses both an excellent dramatic story and a solid realistic message in its beautiful wordplay.” – K.C. Finn, https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/around-midnight
“One of the best coming of age stories for young adults that I’ve read” – Viga Boland, https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/anne
Every Last Psycho
“Perfect book to understand the significance of human psychology in the form of two intriguing tales.”- Ankita Shukla, https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/every-last-psycho