Spin the Plate is a fast-paced, edgy, darkly comic tale of resilience, romance, and redemption that breaks over you in waves. All you can do is gasp, stay afloat, and enjoy the ride.

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Donna Anastasi

Author, Spin The Plate


Donna Anastasi wrote the popular Complete Guide to Gerbil Care in 2005 (Bowtie Press) and a chinchilla guide in 2008. Spin the Plate is her first novel. She lives north of Boston in Hollis, New Hampshire with her husband, two teenaged daughters, and an ever-changing menagerie.

Growing up I would visit my Italian relatives in East Boston, but I’ve never lived in the city – I’m intimidated by crowds and too much concrete! Being the daughter of an Air Force officer I’ve lived in many different places; my early years were spent “off-base” in rural Tennessee living next to an older childless couple who collected stray dogs. And, I ran with the pack of them. Today, I live in the woods in Southern NH. I commute and work in Newton, MA.

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