Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Interview with Sunayna Prasad, author of 'alyssa McCarthy's Magical Missions: From Frights to Flaws"

Sunayna Prasad has been writing stories for over thirteen years, starting at the age of six. Now nineteen, she will start her junior year of college this fall, and will study accessory design as well as continue to write for children. Aside from that, Sunayna also likes to cook, watch movies, and draw. She lives on Long Island, New York, with her family. Her latest book is the middle grade fantasy, Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions: From Frights to Flaws. Visit her website at

About the Book:

Twelve-year-old Alyssa McCarthy can no longer stand the toughness of her uncle and wants a better life. But one day she discovers not only the existence of magic, but also a villain hunting her down. The villain uses magic and magical technology to kidnap Alyssa to the Fiji Islands. As much as she wants to go home, she has to face some dangerous challenges first. Not only that, the villain himself must also be defeated. Can Alyssa succeed, even with the help of her mentors?


Thank you for this interview!  I’d like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when you’re not writing?

Drawing or baking.

When did you start writing?

When I was six.

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

Improving it.

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

I think I’d be happy staying in New York.

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?

I don’t know.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?


Back to your present book, From Frights to Flaws, how did you publish it?

I self-published it.

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?


Why was writing From Frights to Flaws so important to you?

I like to share my ideas, especially my best ones.

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

I got some of my ideas for this book from Harry Potter. I’ve been a fan of that series for a while.

Any final words?

Nope. That’s it.

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