Author Interview – George

Author Interview with George Mazurek

George is a writer of sci-fi and YA fantasy from the Czech Republic. He has published several books and many short stories in Czech, and now collaborates with a profesional editor and two native speakers on translations of his works into English. The City of Wizards is the first translation. George is also avid reader of fantasy, sci-fi and YA. Recently,  he read The 100 series or The Throne of Glass. George works as a professor at a University, he teaches math and statistics.

You can see his Amazon page here:

Also, his Goodreads Page here:

Question Time!
  1. What are your favorite authors?
    R. Zelazny, Sanderson, Asimov, Kass Morgan, Crichton, etc.
  2. What are your favorite genres to write?
    I write sci-fi and YA fantasy.
  3. What are your favorite aspects of writing?
    Probably story-telling itself, turning my imagination into words…
  4. What time do you do most of your writing?
    When my two little kids are not at home 🙂
  5. Do  you have any writing habits?
    I need silence to stay completely focused.
  6. Do you usually type or write your first draft?
    I type it.
  7. How long does it take to write your first draft?
    It depends, but around six months, I guess…
  8. Are you a self-publisher? If yes, what made you decide to self-publish?If no, how was the process of finding a publisher?
    Well, in the Czech Republic I cooperated with 3 or 4 publishing houses. I started my writing carrier by sending my short stories to several writing contests. Because I was successful, these publishers contacted me. I didn´t have to find them by myself. As for my English works, I´m self-publishers, so far..
  9. What’s your most recent book?
    The City of Wizards.
  10. On your recent book, what inspired you to write it?
    Well, it´s hard to say. Usually, inspiration comes in fragments and completely unexcpected to me.

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