Taking a Break in #Canada. 4

Meeting my editor.

I have not seen Janet since high school. This statement is funny because while we wrote 14 books together… Ok, I wrote a bunch of words that she had to decipher, correct, and probably play her version of Wheel of Fortune to guess what the hell I was saying. 

For the first time since high school, we will meet. I don’t know how long it’s been. Editor’s note: October 1987 was the last time we saw each other. We were friends in high school but I never remember hanging out or anything. Maybe I am wrong and if I am she can edit all this as well. Editor’s note: While we did not hang out, I did watch him play soccer after school as much as I could.

We Connected During Covid. 

As I was writing my books, we connected on Instagram. This was before COVID and she volunteered to help me edit my book. At first, there was one and then another and another. 

Now while many books were written during the COVID stay-at-home/work-from-home phase, it made it impossible to meet. Even on my last trip to Canada, the meeting was difficult. Had to be vaccinated to enter malls, restaurants, and all.

Nevertheless, we will meet up in a day and will see how real-life interaction will go. I am sure it will be interesting.

Sharing Thoughts.

Writing is weird. Throwing things out in the world is also weird. Getting used to someone reading your writing is also a strange feeling. 

The writing of poems, books, and stories are private. Opening up to anyone is very hard. Yet here I was sharing openly with a friend. At times I find it funny that I have someone read my writing. I am sure my stories and blogs would be incomprehensible at times without Janet. While I have thanked her before and will thank her many times over… We are about to meet for the first time since high school. 


It seems weird… I would love to go back in time and relive my days in high school. I am sure I had social anxiety before it was all the rage. I am sure we all suffered from mental issues before it was a thing as it is today.

We all dealt with it and continued dealing with it without it being the fad it is today. Don’t get all upset, we dealt with things differently back then. 

So if there was a time I would love to have a redo, it would be high school. All I did was work, play soccer and go to school. I didn’t have the regular upbringing as most of my friends did. At the same time, I did many things that most of my friends didn’t. Yet I feel I missed out on friendships and things because of the family business and soccer. So meeting up with a friend from high school will be interesting. 


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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