Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer of Love Giveaway Hop: ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND and ANATOMY OF A SINGLE GIRL and Interview Daria Snadowsky



“I used to think of college acceptance letters as emancipation proclamations, but now they’re like divorce papers.”
Dominique Baylor can’t wait to graduate from high school. That is, until she meets a cute fellow senior who quickly becomes the center of her universe. In her debut novel, Daria Snadowsky chronicles the magical highs and lows of giving in, body and soul, to falling in love for the first time.

“A new boyfriend is the quickest way to recover from losing your old one.”
Or is it? Still healing from her first relationship, college freshman Dominique Baylor is looking ahead to a guy-free summer. But in this sequel to Anatomy of a Boyfriend, author Daria Snadowsky takes Dominique through an entirely new crash course in love and sex, and what it really means to move on.
interview with Blkosiner's Book Blog
--The Twitter version: tell us about your book in 140 characters or less.
It’s summer after freshman year of college. 18-year old Dominique tests whether a new bf is really the best way to get over an old one.

--How did you get the idea for the story?
I’m asked that question a lot, so here’s my standard answer:
The main idea behind ANATOMY OF A SINGLE GIRL is how teens in romantic relationships face a very unromantic dilemma: 
On the one hand, they may think, “I’m in a great relationship now, so I want to stay in the relationship and see where it goes.”
But on the other, they may worry, “I’m in a great relationship now, but I’m still really young and bound to grow and change in ways I can’t anticipate, so I should end this great relationship now so I’m free to grow and change and possibly meet a better match, but in doing so, I risk never finding anyone I love more and regretting losing this great relationship for the rest of my life.” 
Both ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND and SINGLE GIRL show how young love may be at odds with your best interests, which is extremely painful since we all want to believe that “love conquers all.” 

--Which character would you most/least like to have dinner with?
Most:  Agnes Grey from Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey.
Least:  Peter Keating from Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.

--What book(s) is your book’s “cousin”? (Similar kind of read, set-up or style)
Hmm…I can’t think of anything cousin-y to ANATOMY OF A SINGLE GIRL, but my inspiration for ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND was Judy Blume’s Forever…  Both books involve high school seniors who meet over winter break, fall in love, and have their relationship tested by distance. 

--What are some of your favorite books? Do you still have much time to read?
Anything by Judy Blume, Dan Elish and Justin Halpern. I make time to read, but there’s never enough. 

--If a fairy godmother told you could be put into the world of your favorite book for 24 hours, which book would you pick and why?
The Thorn Birds during the section on Matlock Island.  The guy and girl finally get together after years of pining for each other. I bet it’d feel pretty awesome. 

--Do you need anything to write (music, coffee, etc)? Are there any songs on your playlist- songs that inspired you or that were playing while you wrote?
I prefer writing in coffee shops—the background buzz is soothing.  I didn’t listen to much music while writing, but if ANATOMY OF A SINGLE GIRL had a playlist, this would be it:
We’ve Got Tonight” – Bob Seger
“Say Goodbye” – Dave Matthews
“Save a Prayer” – Duran Duran
“Love You Madly” – Cake (written by John McCrea)
“Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” – ABBA (written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
“Get Gotten” – Ben Lee
“Love’s Recovery” – Indigo Girls (written by Emily Saliers)

--If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
To add more hours to the day. 

--Besides writing, what do you like to do in your free time?
Eat.  Watch movies.  Talk to friends.  Sometimes all at once. 

--What is one thing you would tell your 15 year old self?
Stop spending money on anti-acne products.  They do not work, at least not on your skin.

--Is there anything else you want to add or say to your readers?
Thank you! Your messages and tweets make my day.

Lightning round: this or that?
Vanilla or chocolate?
I’m sorry, I need both in a swirl on a waffle cone.  With rainbow sprinkles.

Edward or Jacob?
Sorry again.  I like my men mortal.

Hockey or soccer?
I can’t stand sports.  Yikes, I’m really particular, aren’t I?

Ebook or paper?
Ebooks!  I have no more shelf space left.

Salty or sweet?

Beach or mountains?

Phone call or email?

Early bird or night owl?
Early bird.

Dog or cat?

Messy or neat?

Ninjas or pirates?
Pirates!  But only because Westley was a pirate in The Princess Bride.

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  1. Thanks so much for participating in the hop!

  2. What a cute interview. I agree... movie pirates! :D

  3. What a funny interview-I really love the lightning round!


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