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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Author Interview w/ Nusrat Sultana & Giveaway

Nusrat Sultana was born in Bangladesh and lives in New York City, where she grew up with her family. She is the oldest in her family and has a younger brother. She has been writing since childhood and loves books, music and tea. Bleed is her first novel.

   Can you share with us a little about yourself?
My name’s Nusrat Sultana and I’m currently a 17-year-old high school student. I live in New York City and have lived there all my life so I’d like to travel the world someday. I’m a dedicated bookworm, a music-fanatic and a night owl who loves to write!
  Favorite scary movie and favorite cartoon?
I’d have to say The Uninvited is my favorite scary movie. I always make anyone who comes over watch it with me. Favorite cartoon: Teen Titans hands-down. I never get tired of watching it. Love the Titans.
 Did you have any other names for the title?
Not at all. Bleed was always the title for the novel, even before I had started writing it, and I never felt like I should change it. It always felt like the perfect name.
 What was your favorite part of the book?
I love all the parts where Amara and Austin, the central characters, are together, the parts where you can see that they’re bonding. I like it because I think everyone should have someone like that, someone they share a close and special bond with.
Any other books in the works? Future projects?
Bleed is a series so currently, the sequel to Bleed is in the works! I’m always writing and I have plenty of other characters and stories that are waiting to come out so besides the Bleed series, I do have several other future projects I plan to work on.
Are you the only writer in the family?
Yes, I’m the only writer in the family so it’s a big accomplishment for me and for my family as well.
What was your favorite Middle Grade read?
Goosebumps by R.L Stine! I always used to read Goosebumps books in middle school and I’d get excited whenever I’d see a new one. I still remember the very first (and scariest) Goosebumps book I ever read.
Favorite music bands or singers?
My number-one favorite band is There for Tomorrow. I love them, literally grew up with their music. I also love Paramore, Tonight Alive, This Providence and Black Veil Brides. I listen to a lot of rock, metal and alternative but I’m open to all kinds of music—it’s honey to my ears!
How important do you think it is to read and tell stories to our children?
Very, very, very important, very vital. I think stories help expand children’s imaginations and stories always have their own charm in telling and listening. Reading does the same. It transports you to different worlds, into the lives of different characters and extends your knowledge so reading is definitely important.

You can find Nusrat on her website, tumblr, Facebook, and we certainly can't forget Twitter!

One paperback copy is up for grabs
open to everyone 13+
Winner must respond within 48 hours
Ends June 7th
Open Internationally


  1. Oh wow!! She's so young. Now I feel like a slacker :P This book looks so interesting! Thank you for the giveaway :)

  2. Wow so much talent at such a young age!! I think that is absolutely fabulous!! This book sounds really great.

  3. Wow it it is awesome to see someone so young following their dreams.Can't wait to read her book and see more from her in the future.

  4. Thank you for the giveaway! Bleed has very beautiful story.


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