Mar 12, 2013

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Author Interview: Daria Snadowsky

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I was recently introduced to Daria Snadowsky’s Anatomy series, and I cannot brag enough on it! It’s real, honest, and heartfelt. I was so excited when Daria agreed to an interview with me! I really hope you guys love the interview and that maybe it will get more people interested in these books. icon smile Author Interview: Daria Snadowsky

1. ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND is a very honest and thought-provoking novel that explores the desires of teens who are coming into themselves. What was the most difficult thing about writing such a raw and detailed story?

Thank you! I suppose the most difficult thing was keeping the plot entertaining and zippy even when the characters’ emotions got depressing and tedious.

2. Dom is one of my favorite characters in that she acts like I think a real life teenager would act in her situation. What is your favorite and least favorite part of Dom’s personality?

Thank you again! My favorite aspect of Dom is also my least favorite, which is her sensitivity.  She’s very in tune with what she’s feeling and why, which allows her to make thoughtful, reasoned decisions. But that same quality also causes her to second-guess her choices and be hard on herself.

3. ANATOMY OF A SINGLE GIRL picks up right where ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND LEFT OFF, yet it was published quite a few years after BOYFRIEND was. Was it difficult to continue Dom’s story or was it easy for you to dive back into her head?

Getting back into Dom’s head wasn’t too hard, but it took forever to settle on a story that worked both as a stand-alone title and as a sequel to the first book.  But once I did, the writing required very little revision.

4. In ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND, Dom’s love interest is the adorably sweet Wes who breaks Dom’s heart for the first time. Can you describe Dom’s next love interest in ANATOMY OF A SINGLE GIRL?

Like Wes, Guy Davies is “adorably sweet,” but he’s more mature, experienced, and communicative.  He’s a scientist as well, so he and Dom have a lot of common ground.  Most importantly, he’s very sure of who he is and what he wants, which challenges Dom to question who she is and what she wants.

5. What would you say is the hardest aspect to stay true to in your books?

I suppose all the love scenes presented the greatest challenge.  Making them graphic without being pornographic, and honest without being gratuitous, all the while keeping the focus on Dom’s emotions, was a constant balancing act.
 

6. Will there be more in your Anatomy series?

Nothing’s planned, but you never know!

anatomyofasinglegirl 198x300 Author Interview: Daria SnadowskyAbout Anatomy of a Single Girl:

With Judy Blume-like honesty and insight, this sequel toAnatomy of a Boyfriend is about life after first love–romance, sex, friendship, family, and the ups and downs of life as a single girl.

After everything that happened—my first boyfriend, my first time, my first breakup—jumping back into the dating game seemed like the least healthy thing I could do. It’s not that I didn’t want to fall in love again, since that’s about the best feeling ever. But as a busy college premed still raw from heartbreak, which is the worst feeling ever, I figured I’d lie low for a while. Of course, as soon as I stopped looking for someone, an impossibly amazing—and devastatingly cute—guy came along, and I learned that having a new boyfriend is the quickest way to recover from losing your old one.

The moment we got together, all my preconceptions about romance and sex were turned upside down. I discovered physical and emotional firsts I never knew existed. I learned to let go of my past by living in the present. It was thrilling. It was hot. It was just what the doctor ordered.

But I couldn’t avoid my future forever.  


Daria 186x300 Author Interview: Daria SnadowskyAbout Daria Snadowsky:

Daria Snadowsky is the author of the novels “Anatomy of a Boyfriend” and “Anatomy of a Single Girl.” She also contributed the essay “To Sir Anthony, With Love,” to the anthology “Crush: 26 Real-life Tales of First Love.” Visit her at www.daria-snadowsky.com 

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  1. Life as a teen is pretty darned hard, no matter what’s going on. I love that these are stand-alones but work together, too. It’s hard to find in YA!

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