Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get into writing?
I started writing because I was bullied very badly throughout my childhood. I didn’t have a lot of friends or anyone I could really talk to, so I channeled my frustrations into comic books. I was the sidekick to the superhero and in my own world I was somebody really cool instead of the kid that got beaten up. When I got a little older, I moved into poetry and eventually novels
What inspired you to write your book?
I was watching a conspiracy theory show that documented the stifling amount of lakes and rivers that are mysteriously being drained throughout the country. It appears some powerful force has a very specific motivation for the water disappearance. It just got me thinking about so many different possibilities and outcomes
What theme or message do you hope readers will take away from your book?
Always be cognizant of what’s happening around you. Stand up for what you know is right even if others disagree with you
What drew you into this particular genre?
I’m not sure, to be honest. I guess many years of being a nerd
If you could sit down with any character in your book, what would you ask them and why?
I would ask Blane why he made some of the idiotic decisions that he made because he’s not a stupid man at all. I can’t provide a lot of detail or I’ll give too much away
What social media site has been the most helpful in developing your readership?
Instagram and Facebook
What advice would you give to aspiring or just starting authors out there?
Network with other authors. Promoting and selling your work is a group effort so be part of a community and scratch each other’s backs
What does the future hold in store for you? Any new books/projects on the horizon?
I’m currently writing a Prequel to Arid called “Parched-The Days Before Exile.”
About the Author
Anne Rasico (AKA Anne Joyce) was born in a small town in Indiana you’ve probably never heard of. She composed short stories and comic books as a child to amuse her family and began writing poetry at the age of thirteen.
In 1998 she received an Honorable Mention for Literary Excellence for her poem “She Didn’t Come Home.” She attended business school and made the Dean’s List for three consecutive years, putting her love for writing on the back burner. It wasn’t until her mid-twenties that a political post on social networking rekindled her literary flame that has since become a bonfire.
In 2013 her novella When the Chips Are Down was named a Finalist in the MARSocial Author of the Year Contest. When she is not writing, thinking about writing, or going insane from writing she enjoys camping, fishing, swimming, and otherwise spending time with loved ones. She is mother to three extremely spoiled cats. Crazy cat lady? Probably.