Mary Sage Nguyen
Genre: Young Adult, Suspense, Thriller,
Mystery, and a little bit of science fiction.
Date of Publication: April 2015
Kindle ISBN: 978-0996256117
Smashwords ISBN: 978-0996256124
Ebook: 123 pages
Word Count: 37,560
Cover Artist: www.ebooklaunch.com
A murderous wicked twin.
An innocent, law abiding, and oblivious girl.
The ultimate brawl between contrasting sisters!
Murder, mystery, suspense and more
In The Malevolent Twin
Avery is a normal teenager, except for Venice. Venice is Avery’s imaginary friend or so she thinks. When the two begin to fight. Avery starts her investigation, to figure out what Venice really is. She encounters a wise old exorcist, and an albino psychic who assist her, with attempting to remove Venice. Which comes too late as Venice goes on a murdering rampage using Avery’s body. Does Avery survive the Wrath of Venice?
Find out in… The Malevolent Twin
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/KdscPo2LMbM
Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
I wanted to a marine biologist at one point. Explore the oceans, handle sweet, and cuddly marine animals. My sister confronted me, when I was younger, and told me her friend was a marine biologist. She told me, her job was to study specimens collected from the sea, and she worked in a lab. Sounds exciting, right? This immediately killed my dream of being marine biologist. Being a writer, I get to create and be myself.
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
When I shared my ebook which, I first published with smashwords. A family member called thrilled, that I was now a published author. Once, I got approval from my family. I knew, I was a wordsmith. Too be honest, my dad’s recognition was the best of all. I shoved my book in his face, after a recent visit home, and he was shocked! His infatuation with my book, was the best part about writing.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
The Malevolent Twin took me about two or so years to write. I first finished the 130,000 words or 160,000 words manuscript after six months of nonstop writing. I edited the manuscript, until head exploded. I also stopped writing, and editing for a short time period. I finally summoned up the courage to send it to a real editor in December of last year. He edited the book twice for me.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
The Malevolent Twin is parasitic twin phenomenon! It is the ultimate battle between contrasting sisters.
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
It took me about six months to complete my first draft, which was hefty. About 130,000 or 160,000. Even so going through my writing process, I constantly focus on quality. I want my book to be believable and entertaining. The first book is always the most frustrating, for all authors. In my humble opinion.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I will be writing a variety of genres. I really look forward to writing hardcore science fiction. Some of my book locations will be on alien planets, the Amazonian jungle, and other various locations. There is one book, I particular excited about. The subject revolves around alternate realities. That one is going to be a hoot to write. Other subjects range from ancient headhunters, to a romance with a terrifying stalker. I will also be writing about an albino psychic detective with an addiction to absinthe.
What genre would you place your books into?
The Malevolent Twin is a mystery, psychological thriller, and suspense. I admire these genres because they keep readers interested.
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
It is different and exciting to write about.
Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?
Ah, Venice! I love her character. She is a completely misunderstood unequally conjoined twin. My all-time favorite character would be Pennie Apples! Who wouldn’t like an albino psychic detective with an addiction to absinthe? Pennie Apples character heavily relies on mysticism.
How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
I have been writing ever since I was twenty one, or so…. My muse inspired me to write, after a deep and through analysis. He is a pro at finding out, what people’s greatest qualities are! I wouldn’t be where I am, without him!
Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
I do listen to my itunes list when I write from time to time. I used to turn on my salt lamp being a superstitious Asian. It’s always best to write, when you are content, and happy.
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Of course, I do!
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I will be honest, I chose the title The Malevolent Twin after writing the book, and having it completed. The pervious title was Dripping Caramel. Which makes absolutely no sense with book’s overall theme. I just liked the title at the time…..
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
Well, I observe people to say the least. Even as a child, my sibling talked to me about my wise, and observant eyes.
Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?
I picked the names, as I go along. Sometimes conducting my names research with google.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
Always as I go along…
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
I like paperbacks. Ebooks are great too, but I just like the feel of a book in my hand.
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
Depends on the screenwriter, time, and director. Sometimes, even the smallest scenes from a book is left out, and readers get angry. I am unsure, on the second question.
Your favorite food is?
I honestly have many favorite food. I love ethnic, and diverse recipes. I love eating, as much as writing.
Your favorite singer/group is?
This is a difficult question. I have many bands, and singers in my favorite list. These artist include, the fray, One Republic, Rihanna, Lifehouse, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Keith Urban, Sugarland, Tim Mcgraw, and many more.
Your favorite color is?
I always look stunning in red, and it is my lucky color.
Your favorite Author is?
I prefer not say.
Mary Sage Nguyen is the youngest daughter of Vietnamese and Chinese immigrants. Vietnamese was the language spoken at home, so the only way she was able to learn English was through the public school system. Even though English was not spoken at home, Mary became an avid reader as a young child and always dreamed of being a writer someday.