Q: I'm doing a school report on you and need some facts! Help!
A: Facts like I hate Brussel sprouts and look horrible in pale pink? No? Okay, some real facts. I was born on October 23rd on an Airforce Base in California because my dad was in the Airforce. This makes me a BRAT (no really, that's what they call children born to a full-time military parent). Most of my childhood, I grew up in a little town called Clovis, which is in central California. I graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education because my plan was to become a teacher. Then I got married to a lovely man and we had four children. My dream was to stay home and raise them, so I did. While in the process of raising these amazing kids, I started writing. I didn't know this was also my dream until I tried it and loved it so much. I've always loved to read. I've been reading books my whole life. Some of my favorite authors are Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. My first book, Pivot Point, was published in 2013.
Q: Does Pivot Point have a sequel?
A: Why, yes. Yes, it does. It's called Split Second and you should read it.
Q: Are you writing a sequel for The Distance Between Us?
A: No, it's just the one, but I promise everything you have questions about works out exactly like you're imagining it.
Q: No, really, will you write a sequel for The Distance Between Us?
A: As of now, my answer is really no. But who knows what the future holds. I've learned to never say never. For now, I'm super excited that I have 4 other contemporaries out--On The Fence, The Fill-In Boyfriend, P.S. I Like You, and By Your Side. And two more coming out in the next year--Lucky in Love and Love, Life, and the List.
Q: Are you writing a sequel for The Fill-In Boyfriend?
A: No, I'm not. Thank you for loving it enough to want a sequel, but I think Gia and her boy's story from here on out would be too sweet to make an interesting sequel. Now, would I love to write a companion novel starring Bec? Yes, I would. But, I have other books I'm working on that are under contract, so we'll see if I can squeeze that in somewhere.
Q: Is Pivot Point a trilogy?
A: No, the series ends with Split Second.
Q: Is there going to be sequel for On The Fence?
A: I love those of you who want one, but there is no sequel planned.
Q: What about that book I see on goodreads called The Sun The Moon and The Truth? Is that a Teen Wolf thing? And when does that book come out?
A: I have never seen Teen Wolf and had no idea it was a Teen Wolf saying until after all of you started telling me. So, no, it's not at all. And that book is waiting in the wings right now. It was bought by Egmont before they closed their doors. So it has no home. But I love it so much so I will figure out a way for you all to read it.
Q: What inspires your stories?
A: I am inspired by many different things. Sometimes it's a place I visit or a book I read or a movie I watch or a character I imagine. Each book comes about a little differently than the one before it.
Q: Do you have a P.O. Box so that we can shower you with gifts and praise?
A: (I may have made some assumptions behind the reasoning of the above question) Unfortunately, as much as I love gifts and praise, I do not have a P.O. Box. I had one at one point and found I was entirely too lazy to check it.
Q: Will you do an interview for my blog?
A: I will try my hardest. Life is crazy busy right now. But email me some questions. kasie24(at)gmail(dot)com. Well, don't just email me some questions. First email me and ask me then wait for me to say yes, which will happen only if I have time, then email me some questions.
Q: Will you come hang out with our book club?
A: Yes. If you live close to me I'd love to come to your book club (if it doesn't conflict with previously scheduled events). I do have one rule though: No talking bad about my book until after I leave. When I'm there, a short presentation by me and then you will proceed to give a glowing review and/or ask questions. You will also share whatever goodies you are eating that night because let's face it, that's half (if not three-fourths) of the reason we're at book club anyway.
Q: Can I purchase a signed copy of your book?
A: Yes! And this makes me love you. I actually have an arrangement with a local Indie bookstore here in my hometown called Petunia's Place. Call them to request a signed/personalized copy. Please allow a little extra time due to the fact that....you know....I have to drive over there and personalize it and stuff.
Q: How do you pronounce your name?
A: I answer to 'Kasie' 'Cassie' and 'Hey you' but the right pronunciation is K-C. As in KC and the Sunshine Band or Casey at the bat or any other really old references that nobody knows anymore.
Q: Is your husband really 6'8"?
A: Yes, but when we met he told me he was 6'9" and I'm still angry that he lured me in under false pretenses.
Q: You have four kids? Are you crazy?
A: Yes. I am. Thanks for noticing.