Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Five -- Heather Anastasiu

This week's Five features my Apocalypsies sibling Heather Anastasiu, author of GLITCH, just published by St. Martin's Press this week.  Heather is funny and honest and a fabulous person to know online - I hope one day to be able to meet her in person!


1.  What would your super power be?

Super endurance. As a person with a debilitating chronic illness, I can’t imagine anything better than being indefatigable.

2.  Who would play you in the film of your life?

Kate Winslet. She’s spunky, passionate, and often has fabulous hair.

3.  What is the most surprising thing you’ve learned since becoming a writer?

I think the most surprising thing was that the book deal was only the beginning of the journey as a writer. Before that, I’d always imagined it as the end goal. Even though I’d been writing and facing tons of rejection for years, the actual work of writing became more difficult and intense after the book deal. But it’s also so much more worth it because my writing continues to get better and better.

4.  What other profession would you like to learn?

I’d definitely love to become a professor. I love the academic atmosphere where people are passionate about continuous learning.

5.  What is your favorite writing motto/mantra?

Butt in chair! You’ll never get anywhere as a writer unless you can develop that basic discipline of getting your but in that chair and writing regularly.


Zoe lives in a world free of pain and war. Like all members of the Community, a small implanted chip protects her from the destructive emotions that destroyed the Old World. Until her hardware starts to glitch.

Zoe begins to develop her own thoughts and feelings, but nothing could be more dangerous in a place where malfunctions can get you killed. And she has another secret she must conceal at all costs: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As she struggles to keep her burgeoning powers hidden, she finds other glitchers with abilities like hers, and together they plot to escape. But the more she learns about beauty, joy, and love, the more Zoe has to lose if they fail. With danger lurking around every corner, she’ll have to decide just how much she’s willing to risk to be free.

You can order a copy of GLITCH here!


You can find Heather on her website.


  1. I heard it called BICHOK recently: Butt in Chair, Hands on Keyboard! Happy release day/week!

  2. I may need to tape that acronym to my computer screen, Anne!

    Thanks for coming by today, Heather! And ditto what Anne says here - happy release week!

  3. I came over from Kristy's blog [a little shelf of Heaven] and came across this post. I have been hearing so much about this book recently that I am practically scared to pick it up! What if I do not like it??

    1. Oh, I hope you do like it! I keep moving it up my TBR pile myself...