It’s a wonderful Friday, everyone! The weekend is upon us, and our daily lives are about to give way to some relaxation – at least we hope! The blonde roast is brewed, cream and sugar are in the cup, and we just doing our thing. Of course, it’s not “Books & Blondes” with some writing to talk about, so we welcome in today Casey Knight, author of the fantasy thriller Dragon Down. She has given us the honor of sharing some time with us.
Thanks for stopping in today! What can you tell us about your current work in progress?
I’m working on book three of the Lauren Simon series called Supernatural Games. It is a takeoff the London Olympics for supernaturals.
What’s your primary method of writing? Do you brainstorm, work from an outline, or just jot down whatever comes to mind?
I research my ideas and then I start jotting down ideas as they develop. These ideas usually morph into a theme I can work with.
Who inspired you to get into writing as a profession?
I am a huge fan of Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, and Kim Harrison.
What has been the biggest challenge for you as a writer?
Finding the uninterrupted time to write, I have found that I cannot force the process.
Let’s go silly for a moment – if you could be any character from a TV series, who would it be and why?
I think I would be the Arrow because he is flawed but, he is honorable.
Do you have a particular favorite spot to write? How about a favorite food or drink to stoke the ingenuity?
I have an office which I enjoy spending time in. It has the right amount of sunshine, music and a comfortable work station. The beverage of choice for my writing is diet coke.
What sort of advice can you give to those who are just getting into this field?
Believe in the process and yourself. I enjoy writing and I trust that people will enjoy reading my work.
Thanks, Casey! Ladies and gentlemen, please check out Casey’s Amazon page here! In the coming weeks, we will be featuring several emerging authors, including Nathaniel Danes, Dee Dawning and others. Be sure to check back frequently, as you never know who may drop in to say hi!