Today, I have the awesome Heather Anistasiu with me! Heather's donated copies of her books for a giveaway below!
Wheel of Fortune!
Do you have something from your childhood that's got a lot of memories?
A flute I used to play in middle school and high school. Wish I still played!
If you were able to choose how you died, what would you choose? Maybe cliché, but asleep in bed would be my choice way to say adios.
Would you rather be able to live in a Dystopian Society or a Fantasy World, of your choice? (ie: District 12 or Hogwarts)
Fantasy world, where I could learn how to do awesome magic (snapping my fingers and having a strawberry milkshake be produced would be first up).
How do you cheer yourself up? Re-read portions of the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. Two words: Jericho Barrons
After writing more than one book now, looking back, what would be one thing you'd change from your debut novel?
Oh goodness, that is the questions! Hindsight, especially after writing several more books, make me wish there were things I would do differently or transitions I would smooth out, but then I figure, oh well, for the author a book is kind of a snapshot—all the spontaneous moments of writing and editing are captured and fixed in a moment of time when the book is published, and I think, well that was what was meant to be in that book, in that moment.
Can you see yourself writing another genre? If so, what?
Historical Fiction – I love the genre and would love to dabble!
Quick! Shoutout a blogger, reader or fellow author and why!
Shoutout to Lenore Applehans, both fellow author and blogger. I LOVED her debut The Memory of After. Soooo good, and she’s all around such an awesome lady!
Did you go to College/University? Share your story of how you chose your major!
My first major was TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) because I wanted to go live overseas, but in the end, I just married a foreigner and switched my major to English.
Name something that you love but are a *bit* embarrassed by.
Well, I do love me some books that have naughty bits. Latest obsession is Lisa Desroches A Little Too Far, that book is HAWT!
What are your thoughts on Miley Cyrus? (I'm sorry, I had to ask.)
I go back and forth. I’m like, damn, that video was uncomfortable to watch, but then again, she’s probably thinking it’s liberating and hey, I get feeling like that at certain points in your life.
What are the 5 best books of 2013 for you?
Ooo, love this question, I’ve read so much this year! I’m just going to go w/ books I’ve read this year, not necessarily ones that were pubbed this year. I LOOOOOOOVED Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. Broken record, but holy cow, that series blew me out of the water. Also loved Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones, Clockwork Princess by Cassie Clare, The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay, and The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simmons.
What's your ringtone?
Flight of the Bumblebees
Heather Anastasiu is the author of the young adult sci-fi Glitch trilogy (St. Martin's Press). She grew up in Texas but recently moved to Minneapolis with her family. She spends all her time writing, reading, and dreaming about getting new tattoos.
Check out Heather's Books here.