Chronicles of Azaria author Sam Dogra is over on Gillian O’Rourke’s blog today talking about her work, about writing, art, anime, vulnerable hearts and her latest novel, “The Binding.” Check it out!


What do you do when you can’t trust your heart?

All seventeen year-old Eliza Bryant wants is to avoid a Binding— the ancient spell that forces couples into a lifelong bond. It cursed her sister, and for the last two years it’s tried to claim her, too. Her monthly hiding ritual worked brilliantly, until the night she ran into Ryan, a mysterious bounty-hunter. Now Bound to him, Eliza must spend every moment at his side, else she’ll transform into an Unbound; a lifeless husk without mind or soul.

Unfortunately, Ryan’s not looking to settle, and Eliza is dragged into his crazy life on the run. Still, she’s not going to take this lying down. Between grappling with the false feelings conjured by the spell and fleeing an unseen enemy, she plans to find a way to break her Binding; a feat nobody’s achieved in two thousand years. The key to her freedom lies closer than she thinks, and it’s deeply connected to Ryan’s past.


Today, I’d like to welcome author and artist, Sam Dogra to my blog page. The first book in The Chronicles of Azaria, The Binding, is readily available and as part of the Bandit Book Bloggers Tours, the multi-talented Sam is here to answers some of my questions about her books and writing!

Sam DograAuthor and Artist Sam Dogra

How did you become involved in writing? Can you give us a brief history of your own experiences as an author?

I’ve been writing for many years now, since my early teens. The first story I ever wrote was during my Common Entrance (13+) English exam. The essay question was ‘Write a story based on the following picture’. The picture was of a classroom door marked ‘Out of Bounds’. So I gathered all my creative powers and . . .

I wrote about 2 boys, Mark and Darren, who broke into the classroom. The door was actually a…

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