This was a hoot to do! I wasn’t exactly excellent at maintaining a separation between the character “Markus” from my novel ‘The Zebra Affaire’…and my true self. But it did lead to the expression of bolder opinions–whether they be mine or Markus, that’s for the reader to decide.
More than a daring, multi-racial romance set in a racist South Africa in 1976 on the cusp of abandoning apartheid the tension is palpable in this character-driven novel. The Zebra Affaire by Mark Fine grips your soul and won’t let go. Never mind zebras, think lions, raw and roar. The Zebra Affaire, a thrilling fusion of romance and suspense, is a gripping love story of the no-no kind. It’s filled with tension as Elsa and Stanwell struggle to avoid the grasp of a cruel racist regime.
Hello again, Mark. Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to stop by again. I believe this is your character Markus who’s with you today?
::Both gentlemen nod, and I grin:: By any chance to you have a nickname, Markus?
- [I was born] Mark Jeremy Fine, [but people call me] “Markus” as a single word. Apparently folk prefer multi-syllables in a given…
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