Author Spotlight – Zach Tate

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This New York Born Scribe Is Bringing His A Game to Everyone Who Gives Him a Read…

“The Great” Zach Tate is known as the Ghostwriter’s Ghost Writer for his ability to create authors who are living legends from his words and epic storytelling.

Zach Tate is the critically-acclaimed, #1 best-selling author of the classic novels, No Way Out, Lost and Turned Out and The Legend of Johnny Hustle. He is the Maestro behind some of the best penned and most popular novels across many genres and is known as the “Ghostwriter’s Ghost Writer” for his ability to create authors who are living legends from his words and epic storytelling. Zach Tate comes well-equipped with a healthy dose of authentic storytelling complete with everything his loyal readers have come to expect from him.

Born in the Bronx, New York and raised by the hard knocks of life, he’s reemerging with a mission to bring back quality stories full of substance. In his partnership with award-winning author and publishing mogul, Elissa Gabrielle, Zach Tate will release his catalog under “The Imprint” beginning in 2015. A writer of screen and stage plays, poetry, songs, novels and television shows, Zach wears the crown as King of Fiction proudly. He currently resides in North America, where he is building a legacy, enjoying the fellowship of his readers and working on the next big thing.

What was life like growing up for you? What kind of family did you grow up in? Life was hard, I was born a man. The first generation of Jamaican parents in the south Bronx. Single parent home—see YouTube Who is Great Zachristotle Tate at

How old were you when you knew this was your calling and what you were going to do for the rest of your life? Not sure this is my calling, my calling is to preach, but entrepreneurism is in my blood and I write because I have to. Characters wake me up and push me to give them life.

Were you a dreamer growing up? What kinds of dreams did you have? I dreamed of the life I have now. The American Dream materialized and I know how fortunate I am to have it.

What made you decide to be what you have chosen as a profession today? Who were some of your earliest influences? I learned all my business acumen from street business. The similarities with corporate America and the streets are the

How hard was it breaking into the business? We hear stories all the time of people who try for years and never make it, and then other stories of overnight “in the right place at the right time” sensations. Which one do you think there’s more of? Those who pay their dues, or opportunity meeting preparation? Breaking in the business was an entrepreneurial decision. I had a story to tell and didn’t want a boss to push it because I am a boss. After partnering with someone in the book business I became a success. But I know for sure I prefer to see the opportunity and hard work scenario pay off. I intend on doing that with movies.

How do you maintain your integrity in an otherwise very competitive and sometimes unscrupulous industry, as business at times can be cut throat? My integrity is always at the forefront of what I do. I generally do contracts on a handshake. I have unlimited talent. If you cut my throat you will be stopping yourself from breathing because while the opportunist is searching for talent, I can give it away.

How difficult is it to maintain a work-life balance? What measures do you take to ensure that you have that? My motto is not to earn my keep, but to earn my sleep. While you’re dreaming; I’m scheming.

Would you consider yourself a driven person? What makes you a powerhouse? What is the source of your strength? I’m driven and motivated by financial freedom. Money gives me more options. More money, more options.

What is the one thing you want people to remember most about you and your work? The authenticity. That real stuff that u can’t make up. Zach gives you the real. Remember that.

What type of legacy do you wish to leave? I wish to leave learning institutions that allow artist to create social change and remove injustice. It’s very easy to do.

Being in the public eye is not without its consequences, how difficult is it to maintain great relationships (those with girlfriends/boyfriends, childhood friends, family, and significant others)? How do you handle that? I don’t really like predictability in humans. So if you’re average, typical and/or predictable you will be dismissed. I like the weirdo, the A-hole and the intense person. And those relationships last.

What is the one dream for yourself you most look forward to having come true? I’ve been fortunate to have many dreams materialize, but when I’m the go-to guy in Hollywood to be their aspirin, that’s when I know I have made it, because they are going to have to pay to get all this talent I have.

What advice do you have for the young ladies (teens to young adult age) who are growing up in today’s world with so much influence in music that is not always supportive of their best interests? What advice would you give to the young men? Realize that women have the power, men are not that bright, and if you want to change the world, force your man to change and withhold if he doesn’t. Young men must know that play time is over once they enter adulthood. They are an investment who must give a substantial return so wasting their lives isn’t an option.