About Mia

About Mia Zachary

“Her writing is beautiful, her characters honest and her book a keeper.”
— Escape to Romance Reviews

“Mia Zachary… grabs you right from the very beginning and keeps you until the end.”
— Debby Guyette, Reviewer

Mia Zachary

After years of really bad poetry, even worse song lyrics and sophomoric novellas, my first completed manuscript- RED SHOES AND A DIARY- hit bookshelves in 2003 to excellent reviews. It was followed by three more Harlequin Blaze novels, including AFTERNOON DELIGHT which spent two weeks on Bookscan’s best-seller list and my first mystery entitled ANOTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT.

Writing is so intensely personal- everything on each page has to come from the heart. However, we can’t create from nothing and struggling with the obstacles Life all too often throws in front of us only makes writer’s block worse.

I understand that. I’ve been exactly where you may be – Blocked. Despite all my years of writing, writer’s block happened to me at some point in every one of my manuscripts. But it won’t happen anymore.

Developing the idea for the Writing Blocks Idea Dice® helped reconnect me with the joy of writing and, more importantly, has already allowed me to help other frustrated authors and aspiring writers.


  • ANOTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT, Oct 2007- romantic mystery
  • “SPIRIT DANCE”, Oct 2007- Witchy Business anthology
  • AFTERNOON DELIGHT, April 2006- sensual romance
  • 9 ½ DAYS, November 2004- sensual romance
  • YOURS IN BLACK LACE, May 2004- sensual romance
  • RED SHOES and a DIARY, April 2003- sensual romance

All titles still available from Amazon and from Barne & Noble.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2010 Washington Romance Writers Marlene Award, If You Only Knew;
  • 2006 Bookscan Top 100 Bestsellers List (Two Weeks), Afternoon Delight;
  • 2005 Readers/ Booksellers Best Laurie, 9 1/2 Days;
  • 2005 More Than Magic Contest, Yours in Black Lace;
  • 2004 Road to Romance Reviewer’s Choice Award, 9 1/2 Days;
  • 2004 Romantic Times Bookclub Top Pick, 9 1/2 Days;
  • 2004 CataRomance Reviewer’s Choice Award, Yours in Black Lace;
  • 2004 Bookseller’s Best Award, Red Shoes & A Diary;
  • 2003 Award of Excellence Contest, Yours in Black Lace;
  • 2003 Gold Rose Award Nominee, Red Shoes & A Diary;
  • 2001 Winning Beginnings Contest, The Storm Lord;
  • 2001 First Impressions Contest, Red Shoes and A Diary;
  • 2001 eHarlequin Round Robin Contest, A Touch of Scandal;
  • 2000 Harlequin Summer Blaze Contest, Red Shoes and A Diary