A fairytale retelling set in 1921 Milan
A part of her died in the bombing of the theatre. The part that sustained her lies
Bookseller in Verona (Italy), Sarah Zama has always lived surrounded by books. Always a fantasy reader and writer, she's recently found her home in the dieselpunk community.
In 2010 she started working at a trilogy set in Chicago in 1926, Ghost Trilogy, historically as accurate as possible but also (as all her stories are) definitely fantasy. Ghosts Through the Cracks, the first book she published in 2016, is a prequel to that trilogy.
In 2019, she started publishing a serial that she offers free on her blog. The Frozen Maze is a loose Snow White retelling set in 1924 Germany.
She's also active on Medium, where she writes about creative writing and JRR Tolkien.
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Even in sparkling Jazz Age Chicago, spirits can trick you into believing they’re men
When she arrived to America, Susie thought she found everything she never dared to dream of in China. But only when she meets Blood, she realises the freedom to dress as she wants, make up her face, drink and smoke and dance is just a little, unimportant part of the true freedom she yearns for
"I received it around 10 pm. My intention was to flick through it to make sure it was appropriate to my blog, then head to bed – which I estimated I’d do some 10 minutes later. Instead, I was sucked into the world of Susie and the 20s Chicago. And I kept turning the pages, not turning in until after midnight…"
"I really thought Susie is a tough heroine."
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