Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Celebrating Debutantes 2013: Patricia Vanasse (Interview + Giveaway)

Say hi to Patricia Vanasse, debut author of Resilient!

Patricia Vanasse

1. What do you feel about the number '13'?

I like it. It has number three in it, and that’s my lucky number!

2. What's the best thing that happened after your book was published?

Receiving e-mails and Facebook messages from readers who are dying to know what happens next. They really want to read Awakened, the sequel for Resilient, and that makes me so happy. 

3. How did you celebrate the publishing of your book?

I had a book signing at my local book store, and we had lots of people over. It was really fun!

4. Do you read reviews of your book?

I do, I just have to. I love to read good reviews, they keep me going. I take constructive criticism really well. So, if a “bad” review has something “good” to say, I also like reading it. 

5. What is your best or most unforgettable moment with a fan?

At my book signing, there was this teen girl who asked me to take a picture with her. She was so excited to see me. She made me feel like I was someone famous or something. I thought that was sweet.

6. Was there any book from other debut authors of 2013 that you loved?

Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook.

7. Are you interested in writing in a different genre or for a different audience?

I’m interested in writing everything YA. I recently finished a contemporary YA which I can’t wait to talk about. I would like to write NA eventually as well. 

8. Share us one embarrassing moment you've had.

It was 1995, opening day of Clueless in theaters, and my friends and I were really excited to go watch it. I bought popcorn and Orange Juice. The theater was sold out and lots of people from my school were there, including all the cute guys. I was walking down the middle isle looking for my friends when I tripped on someone’s foot. I found myself on all fours with the OJ splattered all over my shirt. Grr! I smelt like juice all day.

9. Favorite color? Green
Favorite movie? The Notebook
Favorite ice cream flavor? Dulce de leche
Favorite song? Trouble by Coldplay
Ultimate celebrity crush (dead or alive)? I’ve never had a celebrity crush till I started watching Gossip Girl. Chase Crawford

10. What's next for you?

I recently signed with literary agent, Katie Reed, who is going to represent my contemporary/realistic YA,  Against All Odds, and I ‘m really exited about that. I’m also currently working on final revisions for Awakened, the sequel for Resilient, and I promise you don’t want to miss it!


More about Patricia!

Patricia Vanasse was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now she lives on Whidbey Island in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two adorable children, and two crazy dogs. She has been trough Culinary Arts, Psychology, Law School, and now has finally found her passion in creative writing. She also loves traveling, cooking, and is an avid reader. Her strength- believes that everything is possible. Her weakness- an obsessive relationship with caffeine.

Find her: Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads

Here's Patricia's debut novel!

by Patricia Vanasse

Published 2013 by Pants On Fire Press

Blurb (Goodreads):
Livia has never felt like she fits in. As normal as it sounds, Livia is anything but ordinary. She can feel every emotion of every single person around her, and it’s maddening. In pursuit of some psychic quiet, she moves with her family from New York City to Whidbey Island in the lush and sleepy Pacific Northwest. But when a horseback riding accident in her new home gives her a broken leg that heals in a day, she finds that another unexplainable ability has manifested, and her life isn’t about to get any easier.

Adam has no problem fitting in and making friends. In fact, he’s the top of the school, the boy everyone knows and loves. However, people only see what he allows them to. No one knows what Adam is truly capable of. After witnessing Livia’s accident, Adam sees something intriguing in her quick recovery, something that gives him hope that he’s not alone.

Adam is the only one whose emotions Livia can’t read. Afraid of not knowing what goes on behind his dark eyes, Livia decides to keep him at a distance. Yet the more she tries to ignore him, the more alluring he becomes, and while their personal quests for identity will inevitably bring them closer together, it is the confirmation of what they really are that threatens to tear them apart.

Resilient, told in alternating point of views, is a gripping story of survival and romance, in which two teenagers face the consequences of being anything but normal.

The Escapist

Head over to Oops! I Read A Book Again now for debut author Rachel Waxman!

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Tomorrow: Nikki Godwin (American Girl on Saturn) and Jessica Young

Calling YA/NA/MG debut authors of 2014! Want to join us on this fun event? Fill out this form! Don't forget to spread the word with your debuting friends!

- SIGNED copy of Resilient + post card from Livia and Adam (the main characters) from Whidbey Island, WA
- open internationally

1 comment:

  1. Yay Coldplay! Excellent writing music. The cover of Resilient is ridiculously gorgeous and I love that it is set in Washington.


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