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As secrets uncover, a sinister plan unfolds, and deaths follow - Author of The Cabin

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

Interview by Sharon Swathi Gaddala

N. C. Ferrao

Born in Karnataka, India, and moved to Kuwait with her parents when she was 4 years old, completed her schooling and returned for her higher education, Masters in English Literature to India.

As of December 2020, she permanently relocated to her home town with her parents and younger sister.

Books and coffee are her weakness.

Along with being an author, she is also a travel writer. Travelling to different places helps keep her creativity flowing.

Sharon - Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Author N. C. Ferrao - I started writing back in 2013 when I accidentally stumbled across a writing website As I started writing and uploading my chapters on the site, I realized how excited my readers got, and that helped me write more and more. That was the first draft of The Cabin.

Sharon - What can you tell us about your book?

Author N. C. Ferrao - Four friends decide to go on a camping trip Two strangers join

All hell breaks loose from there! A weekend camping trip in the forests of Dandeli seemed perfect for friends: Aria, Anya, Matt, and his irritating girlfriend, Zoe. Two strangers join, one calling himself Anya’s secret boyfriend Kai, and the other his best friend Rylan.

Things take a dark turn when a storm rolls in and they are forced to stay over at Rylan’s cabin. That was their first mistake. As secrets are uncovered, a sinister plan unfolds, and deaths follow.

Will they make it out alive?

Sharon - What Genre is your book and why did you make that choice?

Author N. C. Ferrao - My book falls under the YA Thriller genre. I chose that because I love reading Thrillers and Horror and somewhere I felt that YA is the age group I deeply resonate with.

Sharon - How long did it take for you to complete this book?

Author N. C. Ferrao - To be completely honest, this book took about 4 years to be ready. I had completed my first draft back in 2013, but something didn’t feel right. This is my first book, and I needed it to be perfect. When I visited Dandeli with my friends back in 2018, I realized I had found the missing piece of the puzzle – the perfect location.

Sharon - What was the hardest part while writing this book?

Author N. C. Ferrao - This is my first book, although it is not the first one to get published. There was something about this story that I felt was missing and so I had to rewrite it over and over again. I guess that was the hardest part for me.

Sharon - How did you come up with the Title of this book?

Author N. C. Ferrao -I changed a couple of titles before coming up with ‘The Cabin’. It just came to me one day and it felt like the perfect fit.

Sharon - Did you design your book cover or hire a professional?

Author N. C. Ferrao - The book cover was designed by my friend Burhanuddin Shergadwala. He is an amazing designer and has created the exact cover that I was looking for.

Sharon - Did you self-Publish or use a publisher? Who was the publisher and how much time did they take to publish your book?

Author N. C. Ferrao -My book is self-published under Kindle Direct Publishing, Draft2Digital, and NotionPress.

Sharon - How did you celebrate after you completed your book?

Author N. C. Ferrao - I was working in Kuwait at that time, and my co-workers and I had a small party.

Sharon - How do you deal with negative reviews on your book review?

Author N. C. Ferrao - Negative reviews are a part of an Author’s career. They can’t be avoided. I have received some and I don’t take them personally. I merely scan them for helpful advice or any changes I can make to better my writing.

Sharon - When did you start writing?

Author N. C. Ferrao - I started writing at a very young age, back in high school. Those were just short stories. I started writing novels back in 2013.

Sharon - How many books have you written?

Author N. C. Ferrao - I have published 2 books so far and have a few more on the way.

Sharon - Who is your favorite Author and why?

Author N. C. Ferrao -My all-time favorite author is R. L. Stine. I have been reading his work since I was a kid. I love the way he writes. It’s simple, and yet scary (when I was a kid). To this day, I keep reading and following his work.

I am also a huge fan of J. K. Rowling, Christopher Pike, Mary Higgings Clark, Dean Koontz, and many more.

Sharon - What advice would you give to a writer, for their first book?

Author N. C. Ferrao - Start writing!

The first draft of your first book is the hardest to write. Trust me, I took four years. But once you are past that, everything feels like a breeze. So, don’t think twice. Pull up a notebook or laptop and get on writing.

To Follow the Author

We wish N.C. Ferrao all the success for her book.

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