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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 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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Book Summary: Sky Lopez thought she had it all—the perfect job, the perfect relationship, the perfect life…until she discovers her not-so-perfect boyfriend has been cheating on her. So when her uncle asks her to help plan his Hamptons wedding, Sky jumps at the chance, leaving all of her “perfect” future plans in the rearview mirror.

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This book was... not at all what I expected. I'm not quite sure what I was expecting. I think because of the name, I was expecting it to be more a play on the seven deadly sins. But then, and this isn't a spoiler since it's explained in the first few ...more
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I liked the idea of TWO virgins getting together and this read pretty well (for once it's not just the girl!). I just wish the sex would have been more realistically awkward at first, because SERIOUSLY, that's what I was looking forward to, and they' ...more
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This was one of those all right but not AWESOME Kristen Ashley reads. Everyone who reads her backlog runs across these from time to time - it had some of the character drama, but not the really great kind and the external drama wasn't as compelling a ...more
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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.”
Heather Anastasiu, Glitch

“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.”
Heather Anastasiu, Glitch

“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.”
Heather Anastasiu, Glitch

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Ashtrayheart Hi Heather,
Thank you for the request :)
I hope you enjoy reading Sloth ;)


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 (Genie In A Book) 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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