Author Interview: Ferishta Ganga, Author of debut novel, “The Rebels”
MEET THE AUTHOR: FERISHTA GANGA
Ferishta Ganga is the author of debut novel, The Rebels. She loves writing beyond words and reading anything in the YA genre. The Rebels is her debut novel and she had the most fun times writing it.
She claims to be a sucker for romance, and enjoys building tension in her stories in order to pull her readers in deeper and keep them there until the story has ended.
When not writing, she can be found surfing the net and ordering more books to add to her TBR shelf.
Congrats on the upcoming release of your book! Can you please tell us more about your novel?
Thank you Lauriane and thank you for having me.
The Rebels is a YA romance/thriller and it follows the story of Alima, a 19 years old, small town girl living with her grandfather. Having lost her parents at a very young age, Alima discovers she’s being followed wherever she goes and the person behind all the spying and the disappearance of her parents is no other but the Governor, Rak.
The pace of the story picks up from there with many more incidents occurring in ways where Alima and her grandfather won’t be allowed to live a peaceful life.
What was the biggest challenge for you to write this book?
I struggle when it comes to describing things within the story. I love and really enjoy the creative side, but when it comes to explaining how an area, a person looks like, I tense up. I’ve never done any courses to learn about writing, so I’m still learning new ways to become a better writer as I write along.
What publishing path did you use and what do you enjoy most? What do you find challenging in publishing?
The Rebels is getting published by The Light Network publishing company, owned by my editor, Keidi Keating, so I haven’t had much to do there.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed receiving the book cover design and seeing the progress done with my book. As of now I’m just waiting and looking forward to the launching date.
What would be the best advice you could give to someone who starts as a writer?
I think it would be to keep challenging yourself. No matter what others say, or how badly you think you write, you have to keep pushing yourself to do a little more every day. That is how a routine falls and with perseverance the entire work gets finished.
If you could do something all over again regarding your book, what would that be (if any)?
Recreating the plot ideas. Bringing my characters come to life and making them meet each other even with the villain of my story was great fun. And because I couldn’t get enough of them, I felt the need to leave The Rebels on a cliffhanger, just so I could write the sequel to my book.
That is what I’m working on at the moment.
We wish Ferishta Ganga the best for her launch and make sure to connect with her:
Her website: https://ferishtaganga.wordpress.com/books/
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