#Interview with Debra Anastasia, Author of #PoughkeepsieBegins

Posted November 20, 2015 by angypotter in Books, Interviews / 16 Comments

by Debra Anastasia

Debra Anastasia

Let’s have a talk with Debra Anastasia and get ready for her new book Poughkeepsie Begins


Hello Debra! It’s so awesome to have you here in Collector of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends.

I have some questions for you.

  1. I’ve read The Gynazule Series, which was a hilarious read for me and I’m about to dive into the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series with Poughkeepsie Begins. Can you please tell me a little of what I’m about to experience?

Oh my gosh. You are about to open the front door on my heart and walk in as deep as you can go. Everything I love and hold dear is in these books. The boys can’t wait to meet you.

  1. I love Dove and Duke from The Gynazule Series. Please tell me how did you come up with that crazy plot? *chuckles* And why so many farting? *chuckles even more*

I was sitting in the parking lot waiting for my yeast infection antibiotics when I thought it would be the most embarrassing thing for a young lady to have to do if the pharmacist was hot. From there it just grew. I love farts. I love them so much. They make me laugh without fail. So if it is going to be funny–for me–I have to talk about farts.

  1. Everytime I find out that one of my favorite authors is part of the Twilight Fandom I always wonder: “Who was her Edward Cullen?”. So who was your Edward Cullen?

The actor? I pictured Rob Pattinson. I was the first to write a homeless Cullen. So my Edward was known as Homeward. <3

  1. What will I find in my bookshelf from Debra Anastasia in 2016?

So much fun on that shelf! I have a paranormal female super hero coming out on Feb 22. And I have a time travel book I’m excited about. I’m in an anthology or two. Or three. And I’m writing a middle grade book with my teen daughter.

  1. Answer the first word that comes to your mind
    1. Canada – Helena
    2. Cats – Best
    3. Farts – Wet
    4. Books – Love
    5. Friends – Necessary
    6. Vagina – Important
    7. Kiss – True
    8. Penis – Hilarious
    9. Gynazule – Satan’s Favorite
    10. Poughkeepsie – Journey
    11. Helena – Salt
    12. Sex – Awesome
    13. Candies – Chocolate

Poughkeepsie Begins

Poughkeepsie Begins

It ends with the beginning. This legendary, indie, cult-favorite series ends its tale with the story of the Poughkeepsie brotherhood before the tattoo. Before the train station, before the church, before a criminal empire there was a foster home and three teen boys who chose each other as family, because the ones they were born into didn’t exist

Still in high school, Beckett is already laying the groundwork for a grander life ahead, one where his brothers want for nothing and get some respect for once. But even as he plans, Beckett must decide if he’s ready to make that choice—diving in to a life that trades his chance at a future, his chance at something as simple as first love with a girl named Candy Cox, for their chance to find happiness.

Blake, Beckett, and Cole’s devotion to each other is forged by fists and the driving need to belong somewhere, to do more than just survive this life. Readers of the series know they each get there in the end, but before we count smiles, we must first shed tears. These early days of the Poughkeepsie brotherhood will play on your heartstrings before serrating them with a knife; they’ll lift your soul with music, only to leave you with nothing but a desperate prayer for hope.

And when you reach the end of the beginning, you’ll be ready to start the series all over again.

Preorder now: Amazon US – Amazon UK – Amazon AU – Amazon CA – Nook – iTunes


other books

Poughkeepsie Return to Poughkeepsie Saving Poughkeepsie

Vaginal Discomfort Fire In The Hole



There are a lot of eyes in Debra Anastasia’s house in Maryland. First, her own creepy peepers are there, staring at her computer screen. She’s made two more sets of eyes with her body, and the kids they belong to are amazing. The poor husband is still looking at her after 17 years of marriage. At least he likes to laugh. Then the freaking dogs are looking at her—six eyeballs altogether, though the old dog is blind. And the cat watches her too, mostly while knocking stuff off the counter and doing that internal kitty laugh when Deb can’t catch the items fast enough.

In between taking care of everything those eyes involve, Debra creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination. What an amazing job that is. The stories hit her hard while driving the minivan or shaving her legs, especially when there’s no paper and pen around. Within all of the lies she writes hides her heart, so thank you for letting it play in your mind.

Debra has written a smattering of books in a few genres. There are two paranormal romances in the Seraphim series and now four contemporary romances in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series. Fire Down Below is the first in the comedic Gynazule series, with the second, Fire in the Hole, coming in late 2015. The Revenger, a dark paranormal romance, is lurking in the wings, waiting for its upcoming debut, and the last, a novella called Late Night with Andres, is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!)

You can find her at DebraAnastasia.com and on Twitter @Debra_Anastasia. But be prepared…


16 responses to “#Interview with Debra Anastasia, Author of #PoughkeepsieBegins

  1. Karen Alejandro-Perez

    I can’t wait for the book to come out!! We, as readers, hold a very special place in our hearts for these 3 boys. I cannot wait to find out how their journey started.

    I’m excited for the upcoming books in 2016. Debra is an amazing writer, and anything she writes, becomes a work of art. ♡♡♡

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