Blog Tour and Spotlight: From Frights to Flaws


Title: Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions: From Frights to Flaws

Author: Sunayna Prasad

Publisher: FriesenPress

Pages: 216

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1460207017

ISBN-13: 978-1460207017

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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?

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About the Author:

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

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Interview with the Author:

If you could visit any time or place, when and where would you go?
Orlando, Florida. It has a lot of amazing theme parks and attractions.

What is your favorite season?

Why did you decide to write children’s fiction?
It’s easier and more fun.

When did you know that you wanted to be a writer?
Four years ago.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Cotton Candy

What do you love the most about children’s books?
The writing is simple and the topics are more interesting.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Write or draw.

What are your current projects?
The sequel to my current book.

If you had any superpower, what would it be?
To create food with magic.

Do you like milk chocolate or dark chocolate?
Milk chocolate.

Book Excerpt:

The sound of the rain banging against the window distracted Alyssa
from washing her lunch dishes. She stared out the window and watched
every drop. What better way to spend a Thursday noon than to wash
dishes? No hard work involved—just looking out the window.

Gone were the happy days of living in her uncle’s house. No more
family fun. No more sweets and desserts. Just a structured life of
strict and unfair rules. Alyssa longed for a normal and better life—the
kind she’d lived before her parents had died in a car crash five years
ago. She wanted to be like many children her age, but when would it
happen? Not any time soon.

Unless… she could find her godfather’s phone number and call him
without her uncle knowing. One of the rules here was that all phone
calls had to be earned unless there was an important reason to call
someone. She hadn’t talked to her godfather ever since she’d also lost
her aunt three years ago. She had never been able to find his number nor
had she ever succeeded at convincing her uncle to let her talk to him.
But she still remembered how sweet, fun, and caring he’d been. He even
could be her legal guardian since her parents had designated him as one.
If she could find his number and ask about moving in with him, her life
would be happier.

But now something didn’t seem right with the raindrops, which took
Alyssa’s mind off of her godfather. They turned grayish blue. Huh? How
could that be? That broke the laws of nature. Too distract her more,
though, the blue deepened into a dark grayish blue. What could be going

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