#AuthorSpotlight – Sunayna Prasad, author of “From Frights to Flaws (Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions Bk1)”


Sunayna PrasadThank you for spending a little time with us here on the blog today, Sunayna!

Where are you from?

Long Island, New York

Married with children, pets, or annoying roommates?

Not married, used to have guinea pigs, but no more pets now. I live with my parents.

Are you self-published, traditional, or hybrid?


How long have you been a writer?

Since I was in my teens.

How long did it take you to write your first book?

Several months. I wrote my first full-length novel in third grade.

Pantser or Plotter?

Most definitely a plotter.

Have you ever taken the NaNoWriMo Challenge?


What’s your favorite genre to write or do you only write in one genre?

I enjoy writing in fantasy, but I also write realistic short stories. I also wrote my science-fiction short story.

What’s your favorite genre to read?

I enjoy fantasy as well.

What are you reading now?

A few different books. But I am not consistent.

Favorite beverage to read with?

Probably tea or coffee.

Where do you get the most writing done?

A café or library. Home is where distractions are.

Do you have pets who “help” or inspire you?


Totally addicted to social media or could you live without it?

Beyond addicted.

What’s the inspiration behind your latest release? Who’s your favorite character?

Harry Potter was a huge inspiration source for the content and events in this release. My favorite characters are Alyssa, the protagonist, and her godfather, Alex.

What’s your next project or release?

I will update the sequel, Wizardry Goes Wild and release the third installment hopefully this summer 2019.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Yes, find the method that works for you and write what you love.


Many thanks to Sunayna for spending a few minutes with us today. Keep scrolling to check out her newest release, From Frights to Flaws.

About the Book

Title: From Frights to Flaws

Author: Sunayna Prasad

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Originally published in 2013, the book has been updated to its full potential with edits, while keeping the story line the same.

Twelve-year-old Alyssa McCarthy longs for a better life. She lost her parents at age seven and her aunt at nine. Her uncle also enforces unfair rules. But Alyssa discovers something she has never thought existed before… magic. A wicked sorcerer hunts her down. He kidnaps her from her ordinary New Jersey town to Yanowic, an enchanted island in Fiji.
Alyssa is trapped in the country due to a giant shield covering it. She must defeat dangerous creatures and the evil wizard in order to leave. But with sorcerers and enchanted technology getting in her way, can Alyssa succeed?




Author Bio

Sunayna Prasad has published a few books between her late teens and her mid-twenties. She has won a Pacific Book Review Award for her novel, Wizardy Goes Wild, which will return as a new edition, like From Frights to Flaws. Sunayna also has a blog on different creative and entertaining topics, including writing and fiction. It is called “Sunayna Prasad’s Blog”.

Aside from writing, Sunayna also likes to cook, do art, and watch videos online. She graduated from college in May 2017 and is looking forward to writing more as well as securing a graphic design job in the near future. Sunayna lives on Long Island, NY.






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