Welcome Debra Anastasia!
Hey everyone! Thanks for coming over to check out the interview I had with Debra Anastasia. There is a lot to be learned from her views on space aliens and, of course, farts.
EL: If someone farts and my five year old son doesn’t exclaim, “That was a juicy one.” Did it really happen?
DA: No. It has to be announced to exist. Lol.
EL: I read a lot of your books. They span from paranormal romance to comedy to bowel movements. For those who don’t know about your awesome books, tell them what they are missing.
DA: I never tell people to read my books. That’s weird, right? But I feel like readers that like my stuff find it. I think if you really enjoy your imagination, that my books will make sense to you.
EL: Tell me what is coming, your WIP. Does it involve a turtle and a banjo? Because I’ll be honest, I would totally buy that book.
DA: I have the weirdest book coming out soon! It will be a surprise drop and I’m not allowed to say anything about it. But I promise you will know what I’m talking about it when you see it.
EL: Do you think fish can laugh?
DA: I hope so. They are making a lot of money off that Dory movie.
EL: What is your writing process? Does it involve frolicking in a chilled stream with a bear?
DA: I wish. I really think bears would be nice to me. They would feel the sincerity in my hug. My process is a little bit of craziness and a lot of planning. I force myself to outline, and to slow down. I like to write without any limitations and it is not a great way to write more than one book. I would wind up with 400,000 word book. I love having music on. And I like writing The End.
EL: When I am out in public and break out into song the police usually are called. What is something about you that confuses and possibly scares people?
DA: I think a lot of what I have going on is arrestable. Last weekend I was drinking wine in an In and Out Burger in LA with friends at 3:00am.
EL: What authors (living or dead) would you like to fondle? What authors would you slap in the face and say, “How dare you?” before storming off after they tried to fondle you?
DA: I think I’m cool with fondling Helena Hunting in a non-sexual way. We are super stupid about each other. And I think I would slap any author that was dressed as a clown whether they tried to touch me or not
EL: Bodily sounds. You are well known for your love of them. If these three bodily sounds were your children what would you name them? 1. Fart 2. Burp 3. Queef
DA: 1. Boom 2. Croak 3. Tuna
EL: There was a super moon a while ago. Did you see it and did it have a cape on?
DA: I did see it. And I did not have a cape on. I love the winter sky the most. The stars look the best then.
EL: What is your dream as a writer? Mine is to one day write the worst sex scene that I win an award for worst sex scene. I am thinking it would be a flaccid bronze penis.
DA: Haha. I love that. I think I would love to see my books on a screen. I got a little taste of it when doing the Poughkeepsie app and I loved it.
EL: I once sat through my dad explaining the plight of the workers during the Industrial Revolution. What is the most boring thing you have ever done?
DA: Any Math class ever. Math and I are not friends.
EL: Last question. Do you think you will be on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere or in your bed at night when space alien James Franco will take you to his mothership?
DA: I hope I am in my bed. Every time I’ve been in the middle of a dirt road in the middle of nowhere, I’ve been scared. But I’m usually happy in bed. I prefer to be happy.
Thank you Debra Anastasia for hanging out with me and having fun with my crazy questions!
There are a lot of eyes in Debra Anastasia's house in Maryland. First, her own creepy peepers are there, staring at her computer screen. She's made two more sets of eyes with her body, and the kids they belong to are amazing. The poor husband is still looking at her after 17 years of marriage. At least he likes to laugh. Then the freaking dogs are looking at her—six eyeballs altogether, though the old dog is blind. And the cat watches her too, mostly while knocking stuff off the counter and doing that internal kitty laugh when Deb can't catch the items fast enough.
In between taking care of everything those eyes involve, Debra creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination. What an amazing job that is. The stories hit her hard while driving the minivan or shaving her legs, especially when there's no paper and pen around. Within all of the lies she writes hides her heart, so thank you for letting it play in your mind.
Debra has written a smattering of books in a few genres. There are two paranormal romances in the Seraphim Series and now four contemporary romances in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, Fire Down Below and Fire in the Hole, complete the Gynazule Comedy Series. The Revenger, a dark paranormal romance, is finally in the light, and the last, a novella called Late Night with Andres, is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!)
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