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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday with Alisa Anderson

Throwback Thursday is when some talented authors talk about the very first book or story they ever wrote.  Today I'm happy to have Alisa Anderson, author of Give and Receive. She's here to share a throwback to her first work.


Throwback Thursday with Alisa Anderson

Give and Receive was my first published work. I remember when I wrote it years ago as a sort of "gift" for a friend, because we were looking for fiction at the time and nothing we read was fitting the bill. I told her I thought I could write something that had our weird sense of humor, but still could be sexy and witty. 

Believe it or not, it was actually a visual in the beginning. That just kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger. I still think it stands out to this day as something wholly unique and different, with a point of view we really haven't seen before. You've never really met characters like this...and some might be eternally grateful for that one, lol.  

I've learned a lot since I first wrote Give and Receive, especially how to write better, tighter and more descriptively. I've learned to let the characters dictate where they think they should go, and I just listen and obey, because after all, they tell their story best.

No real reason I never published before this,other than it never felt right. Course, I'm a procrastinator. That could have been just an excuse. Probably. 

Also by Alisa Anderson:
Give and Receive

Young, talented, ambitious. Wild.
Three friends, who struggled for fortune and fame, have finally found themselves thrust into mega-stardom. 
What is right if there is no wrong…
For Ty, Lena and Danny, they're about to find out as they cross the boundaries from all things safe to an arena testing love, friendship and loyalty. An arena that's forbidden, taboo…and oh so tempting. 
They’re riding hard and fast in a world where sex, money, love and rock & roll are all a game of give & receive, where any wish can be granted if you just ask...
Open, honest and raw, this is a rare glimpse of what happens behind the fortune and the fame, beyond the limelight, past the adulation and acclaim. 
Welcome...to the real. 

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About the Author

well...alisa did stuff and is still doing stuff. only now she has two boys crazy enuff to want her as their mommy. hey, at least she tried to warn them, so her job is done. she doesn’t like to capitalize, partially because she likes how lower case letters look visually, but mostly out of laziness. please don't judge. it could be you. and she would say, hey. you're alright, buddy. you're ok in my book. now c'mere for a hug. the hug might be pushing it. air kiss? you are strangers, after all, with only a mutual love of poor grammar.

​she lives for a world full of controllable anatomically correct, android men programmed to meet her specific feminine needs (wink, wink, nudge, nudge with a big waggle of the eyebrows). who look like the rock. and ian somerhalder. and idris elba. and that's it she promises. variety. gotta have variety, right?

​but alas...apparently that exists only in johanna lindsey's genius mind. so until then, she enjoys her incredibly warped sense of humor. she reads tons of erotica and romantic, drippy goo that makes her heart go pitter patter. then she thought, hey. what, she said to herself. (softly, of course, so no one finds out she is indeed, 2 nuts short of a fruitcake) maybe you should write this stuff too. maybe someone will like it and maybe buy it. so she said, huh, you think? then she said, well...yeah, i wouldn't have suggested it...(inserts sarcastic tone) and then she was like lose the attitude, ok? then she was all, would you just shut up and write, already? sheesh! and she did. :)
Does your mother know what you’re reading?

Alisa’s Website: www.houseofalisa.com

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