Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Q&A with Ruth A. Casie

Posted by: Ruth A Casie
From time to time readers ask me about my writing. I love sharing information about myself and my writing with them. Below are some of the questions they've asked. Please leave a comment if there is something else you'd like to know.
1 -What is your author name?
I write as Ruth A. Casie. It's sort of an acronym of my children's names. Ruth is my given name. I was afraid I wouldn't answer to anything else. A. is for Ari. C is for Cori (the bride) and 'asie' is for Staci (her maid of honor).

2 - What is the first book you ever published?
The first book I wrote was Knight of Runes
3- What is your publishversary?
The book was published on November 14, 2011
4- What is your favorite book you've written thus far?
Each book has something that makes it my favorite, but if I had to choose one book it would be Knight of Rapture. Arik will move heaven and earth to be with his Rebeka.
5- What book took you the longest to write?
I knew the story for the second story, Knight of Rapture, in my Druid Knight series, but it took me a long time to put it down on paper. When it was done it was wonderful and worth the time.
6- How long did it take you?
About 10 months, but it will be eclipsed by a contemporary time travel story I’m working on intermittently that’s been in the works for a year!
7- What kind of music (if any) do you listen to while you write?
I like soft jazz and classical when I’m writing. Nothing with lyrics. I get distracted or worse, I find snippets of lyrics in my writing. Really, no kidding.
8- Who is your favorite character from any of your books?
Rebeka from Knight of Runes and Knight of Rapture
Jamie Collins from The Highlander’s English Woman and The Guardian’s Witch.
Beth from Happily Ever After. She’s a romance author.
9- What are you currently working on?
I’ve just finished The Einstein Theorem. This is a time travel romance about a time traveling art detective who must decide if she will sacrifice a once in a lifetime career for her last chance for a timeless love.
10- Do you have anything you snack on while you write?
I snack on lots of sparkling water, Crystal Light pink Lemonade and Hershey Kisses
11- What is your favorite quote or line from one of your books?
This is not a fair question. It’s like asking me to choose a favorite child. However, in Happily Ever After. I’ve put my favorite lines into memes. See for yourself.
12- Are you a self-published or traditional published author?
I’m a hybrid author published with Harlequin, Carina Press and self-pubbed under Timeless Scribes and Knight Media
13- What is your writing inspiration?
I enjoy telling stories. There are times I can see a picture or read an article and a story plays out in my head. I get some of my best ideas for stories or work out plot issues while I’m driving. If you want to hear about how the hero in The Maxwell Ghost got me out of a speeding ticket, leave me a comment below.
14- What genre do you write?
I write what I love to read, Medieval Historical Romance and Contemporary Romance.
15- Do you have any writing rituals?
Butt in chair, music on, write.
16- Do you have a specific place you write or time?
A year after my daughter got her own apartment. I commandeered her room and turned it into an executive office. I spend a lot of time in my office and I wanted it to be comfortable and mine. It’s filled with books, a large library table, did I say books, and a corner computer with two screens. Oh, and more books. I have found that my best time for working on deep POV is the morning and drafting and outlining in the afternoon.
17- Do you have any advice for inspiring writers?
Yes. My advice to new writers is finish the book. You can’t edit and make it beautiful until you have it on the page. Also, after you get the first book out, write the next one and the next. That was a hard lesson for me to learn.
Shh! This is a sneak preview!
18- What are your writing goals?
Create stories that people can’t put down.
19- What authors inspire you and your writing?
Barbara Michaels, Sarah MacLean, Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsey, Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy
20- What will be your next release?
Never Say Never, April, 2018
Eion – Havenport’s Highlander, October, 2018
Einstein’s Theorem *sigh* soon, I promise, soon!


  1. What a fun post! Really enjoyed the Q&A...

  2. I want to hear the speeding ticket story!

    1. My stories are character driven. To get to know them better I ‘talk’ to them.

      Although when I was talking to one of my characters while driving down the parkway to meet with my writing friends I was stopped for going a tad too fast..
      When the policeman asked what was I thinking I hesitated. Not a good thing when you’re talking to a policeman. So, I told him. I’m a writer and was working on a plot point. He asked for more detail.
      I told him that I was an author, a romance author. He mentioned his wife read romance books and he asked if she would know me. I told him I hoped so. He asked if I was writing a car chase. I was going 25 miles over the speed limit. (Everyone was going 25 miles over the speed limit *sigh*).
      No, not a car chase. I told him I was working on a medieval romance and my hero was on horseback arguing with me about a plot point. He swore he would never do what I had planned. Yeah, but I know what he’s capable of.
      The policeman leaned into my car window (he was on the passenger side) and handed me my driver license and registration. He suggested I tell my hero (he nodded at the empty seat) to be a good passenger and be quiet until we got where we were going.
      I left with a warning and totally could not remember the plot point I had worked out so nicely. Arghhh!


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