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Heather Anastasiu

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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 I went the old fashioned way and queried agents, got an agent who signed me as a client. Then we did a couple rounds of edits on Glitch, then a couple…moreI went the old fashioned way and queried agents, got an agent who signed me as a client. Then we did a couple rounds of edits on Glitch, then a couple months later, he sent out my book on submission to publishers and St. Martin's Press made a pre-empt offer so we went with them and I couldn't be happier :) But now, a few years later, there are other avenues, as a lot of self-published authors are finding out. Self-publishing to traditional publishing is a way a lot of authors are taking these days, even after they are rejected by the traditional querying process. Some still don't find success through self-publishing but either way, it's great to have that experience of a first book written and out there, and you move on to the next project. The secret is to never give up, any way you come at it :D(less)
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May Fredericks hates New York. Which is fair enough, since New York seems to hate her back. Just weeks after moving from Wisconsin to Manhattan, she receives the world's worst marriage proposal, stabs her boyfriend with a shrimp fork in a very public venue, and accidentally becomes notorious. And that’s before she gets mugged.

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Guys. GUYS! The synopsis doesn’t let you in on the secret, but I will: this is a modern day beauty and the beast story!

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Ruthie Knox does it again! I’ve loved her ever since I read About Last Night and she’s won her place again in my heart as one of my top favorite contemporary writers with her new novel, Truly.

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Gah, sooooooooooooooooooooooo GOOD! This trilogy was sooo good, and then this was insane, and I usually hate opposite POV retellings, but this was insane good!
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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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“Being with him made me want to make my own dreams, discover my own path. I was my best self when I was with him.”
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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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