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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Questions for Anastasia Hopcus author of Shadow Hills – I need your help!

Coming Soon!
Anastasia Hopcus, author of Shadow Hills, is paying a visit to Red House Books next month BUT in order for this to happen, I need your help. Anastasia wants to answer YOUR questions!

About the book:
from (Goodreads) shadow hills
His love captivated her... his secrets might kill her. Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone “Phe” Archer has been plagued by a series of disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts—the subject of her sister’s final diary entry. After stepping on campus, Phe immediately realizes that there’s something different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all. But the more questions she asks and the deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding what links her to this town…might cost her her life.
About Anastasia
(from her website)
anastasia hopcus Anastasia Hopcus wrote her first book in 2nd grade. It was entitled Fredrick 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 dive 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 stories, Joss Whedon, obsessing over music, and British accents. She lives in Austin, Texas and her debut young adult novel is out Summer 2010 from Egmont.

Have you read Shadow Hills and have questions about the book?
Are you looking forward to reading it and have questions for Anastasia?
Ask them now!
I’ll be sending 4 or 5 questions to Anastasia to answer in an upcoming post.
Please ask your questions in the comments!
A big thank you goes out to Jenny Brod from Goodman Media, Egmont USA and Anastasia for making this possible.


  1. I just have one question. Is shadow hills part of a series? Because if it does, it would be totally cool =)

  2. What made her think of her character's names?

  3. I want to know what her favorite part of being a published author is! Oh, and if she based the characters off of people she knows!


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