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Shameez Patel Papathanasiou (she/her)


Young Adult, New Adult, Adult


Contemporary, Rom Com, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Paranormal


Shameez Patel Papathanasiou was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a civil engineer by day, fantasy and romance author by night (and a choc-chip cookie fiend somewhere in between). When she isn’t mothering her 4-year-old, she’s wondering what Loki would be like in a contemporary romcom and scribbling up ideas to combine her love for all things ‘geeky’ with her love for love.


I am a huge fan of romance in all its forms but am especially drawn to upbeat romcoms with fresh voices and fun concepts. I’m a huge fan of “geek” culture (Marvel, Star Wars, Loki, anime, etc.) and my agent jokes that I put the STEM in steam so bring on the STEM romance! I also love love fantasy romance, paranormal romance too. Sexy vampires? Yes. Yes. Yes.


I am not a good fit for on-page sexual assault and while I’m happy to read historical and science fiction, I am not well-versed and may not be a big help.


That depends on you. I’d like to nurture your writing style to be the best it can be without breaking your spirit because I do understand that all writers react to feedback differently. I would like to have a meeting/chat up front on how you prefer receiving feedback (and praise!)

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