Ep 46: The journey from Fanfiction to Mainstream Author with Debra Anastasia and Helena Hunting

On this Episode of Buzzing about romance we are talking with authors Debra Anastasia and Helena Hunting and their journey from  FanFiction  to mainstream authors How they got their  start. What world  they wrote in. And also what was the catalyst that pushed them to the  mainstream..  

Meet Debra and Helena.

Debra Anastasia :

Debra creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and writes new adult angst and romantic comedies. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two amazing children. She doesn’t trust clowns, but does trust bears.

Where to find Debra
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debra.anastasia/
Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DebrasDaredevils/
Newsletter: http://www.subscribepage.com/x4y3j5
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Debra_Anastasia
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debra_anastasia 
Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@debraanastasia
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2vVuo45
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/debra-anastasia

Helena Hunting:

NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from emotional contemporary romance to romantic comedies that will have you laughing until you cry. 

Where to find Helena
Website ➭ http://www.helenahunting.com/
Amazon ➭ http://amzn.to/1y6OBB7
Twitter ➭ @helenahunting http://bit.ly/1vOjANY
Facebook ➭https://www.facebook.com/helena.hunting69/
Instagram ➭ http://instagram.com/helenahunting
Tik Tok https://www.tiktok.com/@helenahunting
Goodreads ➭ http://bit.ly/1uBCqJJ
NEWSLETTER ➭ http://bit.ly/1s3MU7i
Bookbub ➭ https://www.bookbub.com/authors/helena-hunting
The Beaver Den (my kickass reader group) ➭ https://www.facebook.com/groups/HelenaHuntingBeaverDen/

What else we’re reading this week/weekend: 
Leah: I am binge reading Janie Crouch’s entire backlist
Becky: Bossing the Cowboy by Kennedy Fox 

Floof Friday:
We are featuring your floofs on our instagram  and in our newsletter.  You can submit your Floof on our website or by emailing us at [email protected] 

Notable Upcoming releases:
Bombshell By Jessica Prince 5/10
Gabe by Riley Edwards 5/11
Calculated Risk by Marie James 5/11
Reckless Refuge by Catherine Cowles on 5/11
Taggart Family Values by Lexi Blake 5/11
Blaze by Janie Crouch 5/11
Talk Hockey to Me 5/11 

Upcoming Events:
We will drop a special episode.  Project Corset and Crowns with Duchess Katie and Lady Sadie will drop on Wednesday May 12th.  On this Episode the chat with Historical ROmance Author Nicola Davidson.  

Happy Hour with Kelly Jamieson on Monday 5/10 to celebrate the release of about Talk Hockey to me with guest host Rachel (read.with.rach)

Happy Hour with Samanthe Beck on Thursday 5/13 to talk about her newest release Wet and Reckless which releases 5/11

Next Up (what we are discussing next time):  We talk epilogues with Patreons Carolina and Lindsey who both have very strong feelings on the subject. If you have thoughts on Epilogues email us [email protected]  and we will share your comments in our next episode. 

Where you can Find Buzzing about Romance
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