Nastasia Peters


She was born on February 14th in the Netherlands, 1989, but was actually taught to speak French first. Her mother is French and her father Dutch, they met when her father, then part of the marines, docked in a little harbor somewhere along the coast line of Brittany. They spoke English to one another for a long while before they could speak each others languages.

It's when Nas had to start school that they figured it might be handy she speak Dutch. This is where she forgot a lot of her French up until she was fourteen years old and her family moved to France. There she started to read a lot and not long after, writing her own stories that first accompanied her illustrations, until the day Zinc came to be and the illustrations accompany it.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in the Netherlands and moved to France when I was fourteen. My father is Dutch and my mother is French. I think its funny that while I speak both languages and then English as a third, I chose to write in English rather than French or Dutch. I am still not entirely sure why, but the way growing up in those two countries and their languages influenced my writing is that, and this I heard from my editor (who is amazing), my accent can sometimes be perceived through my writing. My Dutch and French speech patterns combine in English.
When did you first start writing?
I want to say almost five years ago, because that is when I truly attempted it for the first time. But recently I had been going through some folders and paperwork, trying to find something super important that I had put away so securely, it ended up being so secure I myself had lost the location of it. Never found it, by the way, but I did find this old folder full of papers with a story on it that I had completely forgot about. I wrote that when I was fourteen. This was just after I'd moved to France and the entire story was written long hand and in Dutch. It's awful. I can't stop laughing and shaking my head at it, but I don't think I'll ever throw it away.
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By Nastasia Peters
Series: Zinc, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,460. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Fiction
Held prisoner among the Regius, Solenum learns that not all of them are willing to help Xania Reinhardt obtain the royal mark and become the one and true king of Zinc. Meeting some of the quirkiest people yet, Solenum discovers some conspire against the Steward while going to great lengths to keep her alive.
By Nastasia Peters
Series: Zinc, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,860. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Fiction
Following the murder of their legal guardian, two best friends suffer the thing they fear most, separation. Solenum and Calycanthus must each take daring paths to find their way back to one another, and as they do so, they will uncover the secrets their land has been hiding beneath a carefully constructed facade for centuries.

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