Monday, August 6, 2012

Love Romance? Author Carol Cassada's Westmore: Broken Ties- Spotlight Interview

the lovely Carol Cassada

I would like to introduce to you the lovely romance author Carol Cassada, romance author of Westmore: Broken Ties. I asked Carol just a few questions and this is what she had to say. It's been fun getting to know her and do check out her book available on Amazon  Kindle and B& N Nook.

1.Where do you call home?
Ringgold, VA
2. What is the title of your most recent book?
My latest release is called Westmore:Broken Ties, it’s the third volume in the series, which is what I describe asromance novel meets soap opera.
3. What's your Genre?
My books are classified as romance,but they can also be considered drama.

4. Plans for a next book? Is this part of a Series?
Westmore: Broken Ties is part of aseries, I’m currently working on volume four which I hope to release next year.I’ve got ten volumes planned, although that could change down the road.

5. Are you a self published author (Indie) ?
I’m proud to say I’m aself-published author. My first book Going Home Again was released by an e-bookpublisher, but with the Westmore series I wasn’t having any luck with thetraditional route, and I decided to switch to self-publishing, which I’m glad Idid.

6. Who's your favorite author?
I’m a huge fan of ghost books and Ihave all the books in the Ghost of Virginia series from L.B. Taylor Jr.

7. Your favorite book?
Anything that has to do withghosts or the supernatural is right up my alley, and plus I’m into romance also.

8. What book are you currently reading?
Currently I’m reading three books, The World’s Most Haunted Places, Maid forthe Billionaire, and Your Guardian Angel and You. I try to read a little ofeach or at least one of them every day.

9. A book you would recommend?
If you’re into history and the supernatural I’d recommend the Ghost of Virginia series.

10. How do you pick your books?
The blurb is what helps me the most, if it sounds interesting then I’ll look atthe table of contents or skim the first couple of pages to see if it’ssomething I’d like to buy.

11. Advice for other authors?
One piece of advice I’d give to authors is don’t let a bad review bring you down. In this industry, you’re going to get a bad review every once in a while,but that’s just one person’s opinion.  Some people may like the book, others may not.To me the only opinion that’s important is your own, if you love your book that’s all that matters.

12. Do you write under a pen name?
I use my real name when writing, theonly time I’d use a pen name is if it’s a book I wouldn’t want my family to read.

13. Where do you write?
I have a desk and computer set upin my bedroom, where I have privacy. It’s my own little retreat.

14. What do you wear when you write?
I like to be comfortable when I write. Usually, I’ll wear either jogging pantsor knit capris, along with an old shirt.

15. Do you have a pet (s)?
I have three dogs, a yellow lab/chow mix, a black lab/chow mix, and a JackRussell/Schnauzer mix. Plus, I also have two cats, and they’re the bestcompanions in the world.-They are!

16. Favorite food?
Pepperoni pizza will always be myfavorite. Plus, I have an enormous sweet tooth, so cakes, cookies, and pieswill fill me up. -Yum!

17. If you were deserted on an island, who are 3 famous people you would wantwith you?
I’d choose Russell Crowe, Bruce Willis, and Alex O’ Loughlin, not only are theygood looking, but they’re tough guys too and could help me survive.

18. Of your characters, which one would you say is most like you and why?
Out of all the characters, I relatethe most to Alicia. We both have this tough, but sensitive side to us. We’realso a mixture of tomboy and girly girl. Plus, we’re the only girls in thefamily and we get picked on a lot by our brothers.

19. What made you want to be a writer?
Growing up I didn’t have my mindset on a specific career, I’d change my mind every couple of months on what Iwanted to be. Then in high school I took a creative writing course, which was ahelp to me because that was a difficult time in my life. I felt like I didn’tfit in and plus my parents were divorcing, so I used writing as my escapism. Iloved it so much that I decided this is what I wanted to do with my life.

20. Any weird talent?
It’s not weird, but I can do impersonations of my family.

21. A favorite quote?
“Reachhigh, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedesthe goal.”
Pamela Vaull Starr

22. What is the one thing you never go without?
That’s tough; I’d say either my cell phone or computer.

23. Your biggest influence?
My mom is my biggest supporter, she’s the one who encouraged me to follow mydream of writing, and threatened to kick my butt if I gave up. No matter what happens, I know she’ll always be there for me. -I like that!

24. Favorite TV show?
I like Criminal Minds, Family Guy, The Simpsons, The Golden Girls, and I Love Lucy.

25. A great blog you would like torecommend for others to discover?
One good blog that I recommend isRachel in the OC

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Thanks again Carol for allowing me to spotlight you on my blog and thanks all for dropping by to get to know author Carol Cassanda and her book Westmore: broken Ties.
 Stay tuned for a future giveaway of her book!

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  1. What a great interview. I enjoyed learning more about how Carol writes and I thought her advice was perfect. So true! I love The Simpsons, too! Wishing her much success. :)

    1. Thanks for the drop by Jess! Appreciate your comment!