Zarina Macha is an author, blogger, poet, musician, and YouTuber from London, UK. She has currently self-published twenty books: five under her name and fifteen as Diana Vale. 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. In 2023 she will be releasing the dystopian satire Tic Tac Toe.
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 has performed her poetry at various functions in London, including Poetry Unplugged, the Farrago Slam, and the Global Fusion Music & Arts Spoken Word events.
In 2021 Macha began writing 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 currently has two YouTube channels: Zarina Macha Author, where she makes videos about her books and writing process, and The Rational Female, where she critiques Feminism. She identifies as an anti-Feminist women’s advocate, egalitarian and humanitarian. She believes in freedom, justice, and human rights for all, and seeks to protect free speech at all costs. She despises wokeism and political correctness and looks forward to the day it dies. She is also strongly against the use of sensitivity readers in fiction.
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