Sunshine Somerville is from the beachy side of Michigan. She has a degree in English Literature and self-published her first book in 2004. The Kota Series began when she was nine, basing the story on childhood fantasies derived from watching too much X-Men and Star Wars and reading too much Chronicles of Narnia and A Wrinkle in Time.
A Fairly Fairy Tale is Sunshine’s first MG Fantasy book. She got the idea from her family’s crest, which portrays a dragon shooting flames from both ends, and from a little girl whose second favorite word is farts.
I’m left-handed. I have a Kota Mark tattoo on my shoulder. I can’t say the word ‘suggested’ to save my life. My favorite liquor is vodka. Sharks make me happy. If I had a superpower, I’d want to fly. I’ve never found blond men attractive. I hate water chestnuts. I love peanut butter. I’ve never liked coffee (update: unless Cuban). I grew up on a hunting preserve. My favorite word is ‘euphoric.’ My least favorite word is ‘stool.’ I look like a cross between my mom and my dad’s sister. I’m good at cartwheels.