Interview with Sarena & Sasha Nanua, authors of The Gemstone

Can you tell us a little about your book? Is it your debut novel?9781475911619_COVER_FQA.indd

THE GEMSTONE (YA fantasy) is about a teen named Arica Miller who receives a gemstone necklace from her mother before she attends a new boarding school. There she discovers her family is connected to sorcery, and that her gemstone necklace holds more power than she thought imaginable. However, she soon learns of a threat at her school–the headmistress, who wants the gemstone for herself. (You can learn more about it on Goodreads.) The sequel is titled THE KING’S JEWEL and the final book is called THE POISONED EMERALD. All three books are out now, and The Gemstone was our debut! πŸ™‚

Are you a plotter or a free writer?

Most definitely plotters. We used to be pansters all the way up until we wrote THE GEMSTONE. Plotting helped us flesh our novels out, especially because the fantasy elements have so many intricate details.

Is your book part of a series or a standalone?

As mentioned above, THE GEMSTONE is the first in a series titled The Pendant Trilogy.

Do you require silence when writing or do you listen to music?

We usually work in silence. We’ve listened to music on the rare occasion but, again, we don’t do it very often. We’re definitely not opposed to it, though!

Are you writing your next book? Can you share a little about it?

We’ve already written our next book (during NaNo 2014). All we can say is that it’s YA and has to do with food! We’ve been polishing it/editing it all summer. πŸ™‚

How long were you writing before getting a publishing contract?

We began writing at the age of nine and published our first novel at fifteen (2012).

When does your book release?

We currently don’t have any dates for when our next book will be released, unfortunately–but in the meantime, you can always read our series The Pendant Trilogy! πŸ™‚

Bio:sarena, sasha nanua

Sarena and Sasha NanuaΒ are teenage twins living in Mississauga, Ontario. They love reading books in their spare time and enjoy science fiction and fantasy novels. They have been writing books since they were nine years old. The Gemstone is their first novel.

Buy the books:
http://thependanttrilogy.com/buythebook.html

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sarena+and+sasha+nanua&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Asarena+and+sasha+nanua

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/sarena+and+sasha+nanua?fs=0&_requestid=238536 (SALE: The Poisoned Emerald ebook for only 99 cents!)

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=sarena%20and%20sasha%20nanua

BIO: Sarena and Sasha Nanua are teenage twins living in Mississauga, Ontario. They love reading books in their spare time and enjoy science fiction and fantasy novels. They have been writing books since they were nine years old. The Gemstone is their first novel.

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