Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang out with your favorite author(s)? In an attempt to get a better understanding of authors, my Sensational Seven Q & A takes a closer or more personal look at these authors to give you a glimpse of the personalities behind the writing of your favorite books.
“Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.” By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anastasia Hopcus wrote her first book in the 2nd grade. It was entitled Frederick the Friendly French Ferret and was seven pages long. During high school she wrote numerous short stories and started (but never finished) three screenplays, all as an alternative to doing actual school work. At the very wise age of twelve her career ambition was to drive a Mack truck, but when that didn't pan out, she tried acting, bartending, and being a receptionist in a dojo before finally returning to writing. Anastasia loves horror movies, Joss Whedon, obsessing over music, and British accents. She lives in Austin, Texas and SHADOW HILLS is her debut novel and it's in stores today!
If you were given a chance to travel back in time, what year or place would you go / Why?
Describe your novel in seven words or less?
There are many secrets in Shadow Hills.
Please share with us about your favorite book and fictional crush to date?
I adored the novel Beautiful Creatures, and though I'm trying to resist because I have revisions to do, I can't keep away from my ARC of Beautiful Darkness. And I have to say that my ultimate literary crush would be Linc from said series.
Isabelle Lightwood from the Mortal Instruments. She's kick-ass, funny, and loves clothes.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you/ Why?
I'd probably go with Rachel Bilson though our coloring is different and she's a teensy bit older than me. I really like her open, fun kind of personality, and she has a really cute fashion sense.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be – please explain?
Out of Step because I always seem to zig when others zag.
How would you describe yourself/life in seven words?
Give me sadness, joy, but not boredom.
**Is there any additional info you would like to share with your readers about what’s next for you and your books?**
I'm working on the follow-up to Phe and Zach's story. I see a lot of potential for further developing the world of Shadow Hills. I also have a few more projects in the works. One of them is a historical paranormal, which will be a new challenge for me, and I'm really excited about that.
Thanks for stopping by Anastasia!
For more information about Anastasia Hopcus and her books, please visit her website here.