Book 2. Scars 

Some scars, you cannot see…

“Zsolt, you are not a writer!” Those words came from my boss’s mouth at the time we were discussing a series. What my boss forgot was that when he started his company, he relied on my writing for the 3 first series he launched. In an interesting way, I guess those words became scars.

Funny how people forget things. Anyway, after that interaction, I set my sight on writing another book. Honestly, it’s been years since my first book. But this book came about out of spite. Yes, I know, it was probably not the best of intentions for writing a book but I had to do it.  

Technically I think of this book as my first real book. It has chapters and all and I had a plan. It was a bit of a sprint. I was not sure how I would make it out alive but I did it. Plenty of days sitting at my desk and often staring out towards the city wondering if I could do it. 

I didn’t know if I could write another book. 

I had to try. I was insulted and totally not happy with being told I couldn’t do something, so I decided to prove him wrong. Prove him wrong I did.  

I wrote a book titled Scars.  

I’ll admit it, I did draw plenty of my life into this book. My ex-wife was an alcoholic, my mom passed away from cancer and a touch of creativity. This story is about love and perseverance. It is about overcoming the terrible things that can happen in life and coming out of it. Albeit we do not escape unscathed. We emerge but with scars. We all have them. Often those scars are visible and often they are not. Some come through as mental illness, PTSD or visible scars. This book is about both.  

Yet it is about life and the shit that can and does happen to individuals and families. I am proud of the fact that I was able to get in touch with my inner feelings and dig deep to get the results I wanted.  

The back of the book. 

Dia and Aris have been friends since the age of six. They have always had a fantastic relationship and an unbreakable friendship. When Dia’s mother dies of cancer, her dad took up drinking to cope with the loss of his wife and life itself. At the same time, Aris is involved in a terrible accident that mangles one side of his face. Their relationship is tested and changed forever as they try to overcome the difficulties and drama that life has thrown at them. While Dia relies on music and dance to calm herself, Aris risks his life doing Parkour to feel alive and tempt fate during his miserable recovery. 


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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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