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Heather Anastasiu grew up in Texas and recently moved to Minneapolis with her family. When she's not busy getting lost exploring the new city, she spends most days writing at a café or daydreaming about getting a new tattoo.


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Heather Anastasiu First of all: WRITE! Write regularly and get into the habit of it. Second of all: really listen to critique and be willing to incorporate it, even if…moreFirst of all: WRITE! Write regularly and get into the habit of it. Second of all: really listen to critique and be willing to incorporate it, even if it means big changes and rewrites to your piece. The most basic building block of being a writer is learning the discipline of sitting down to put in the hours it takes to write. But once you’ve mastered that, the next biggest obstacle is hearing what others have to say about your writing and really listening. It can be painful to hear that people don’t love your work right away. Often we have dreams that our first book will be a masterpiece. But that’s just not the way it works. It takes a lot of time to learn how to write scenes, natural dialogue, and a compelling plot. For every other artistic endeavor we accept that it takes years of practice before you’ve mastered it—learning an instrument or being a painter. Writing is no different. But try to find a critique group where they mix in positivity with constructive criticism, because being a writer also takes dogged determination, and it’s important to have others who will encourage you along the way.(less)
Heather Anastasiu Oh absolutely!!!! Let's see, when I was writing the Glitch series, I remember listening to Florence and the Machine's Heavy in your Arms a lot. And…moreOh absolutely!!!! Let's see, when I was writing the Glitch series, I remember listening to Florence and the Machine's Heavy in your Arms a lot. And Sia's albums, especially that song Breathe Me - not for the lyrics so much as just the feel of the music. Florence and the Machine's album whole album was on repeat a lot for writing Override. And Shutdown, hmm, let me think, what was I listening to then? I like to put on System of a Down during the fight scenes since it was all so chaotic and crazy and I like to hype myself up and put myself in that mindset. During the tender moments I'd put on Dario Marianelli's fabulous soundtracks to the Pride and Prejudice or Jane Eyre movies.(less)
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Glitch (Glitch, #1)
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 5,106 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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Override (Glitch, #2)
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,286 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Shutdown (Glitch, #3)
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I did it!!!! I just typed the last word of the Epic World War II Saga I have been toiling on for about a year now!!! It's 700 pages! 230,000 words! Oh my God, I can't believe it!
This is the most insane, amazing feeling! I want to quote Titanic.Screw it, I'm GOING to quote Titanic!I'm the King of the Woooooooooooooorld!

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“I loved you before I even knew the name for it. Everyday I'd sit beside you, inhaling your scent, looking at your beautiful face. Every night, dreaming about you. You eclipsed everything else. It was you. Always you.”
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“My whole body sank forward into his arms. His lips moved against mine, exploring my mouth so gently. I tried to mimic his movements--slowly, uncertainly, until I didn't have to think about it at all. It just felt right. He let out a soft moan at my reaction and cupped his hands behind my head, pulling me closer until I couldn't tell where my mouth ended and his began. A liquid sensation swooped throughout my stomach. It was the most amazing thing I'd ever felt and it kept growing, the vibrating heat expanding outward. I was surprised I was still able to stand.”
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Heather Anastasiu Sakina (Y.L.) wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request - I LOVED your books! :)

Fingers crossed they get picked up for a movie or TV show!!"


Thanks Sakina, I'm so glad you enjoyed the books :)


Eugenia Dear Heather,

Thank you for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work,

Genie


Sakina (Y.L.) Angel Thanks for accepting my friend request - I LOVED your books! :)

Fingers crossed they get picked up for a movie or TV show!!


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Paola Thank You for accepting my friend request. I can't wait to get your book.


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