Hi! I’m Ruth A. Casie. I’m a USA Today bestselling author of historical swashbuckling action-adventures and contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. My stories feature strong women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. I live in New Jersey with my own hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before I found her voice, I was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and vice president at an international bank where she was a product/ marketing manager, but my favorite job is the one I’m doing now—writing romance. I hope her stories become your favorite adventures.
From time to time readers ask me about my writing. I love sharing with them. Here are some of their questions (along with my answers) I’d like to share with you. 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
2 – What is the first book you ever published?
The first book I wrote was Knight of Runes
3- What is your publish-versary?
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. When Rebeka is tricked into going back to the 21st century, Arik. A 17th century Druid knight will move heaven and earth to rescue her.
5- What book took you the longest to write?
After I wrote Knight of Runes I knew I had to write a sequel in which our hero Arik ventured into the future to save his Rebeka. The story kept percolating in my mind, 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 get it down on paper before I gave it to my editor. It took us another five months to perfect it.
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 have two stories that I’m currently writing, Knight of Remorse, the third story in the Druid Knight Series. I’ll let you in on a secret. Bran, the villain in Knight of Runes and Knight of Rapture turns into a hero in this story. I am also writing the next book in The Stelton Legacy, The Guardian’s Stone. This series is about seven brothers who are trying to undo a family curse. In this story, their twin sisters find a hidden secret needed to end the curse.
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. But here is one from The Highlander’s English Woman that I love.
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 DragonMedia
13- What is your writing inspiration?
I get my writing inspiration from a variety of places. I can see a picture, read an article, or even hear a song lyric and a story plays out in my head. I do my best thinking on the treadmill, in the shower, and while in the car (my husband driving). However, there was this one time when I was driving to a writers meeting that I was trying to think through a sticky plot point. 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(s) do you write?
I write what I love to read, Medieval Historical Romance and Contemporary Romance. I read Regency as well and have plans for a Regency series.
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. However, it’s the coldest room in the house. So, in the winter I go ‘south’—to the living room where I turn on the fireplace, get a hot cup of tea and write. As for the time of day I write, 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?
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 done, write the next one and the next. That was a hard lesson for me to learn.
18- What are your writing goals?
I’ve already started planning my writing goals for 2021
- I want to publish Knight of Remorse and The Guardian’s Stone next year.
- I want to increase my review group, Casie’s Café by fifty percent.
- I want to complete the research and outline for my Regency series, The Ladies of Sommer-by-the-Sea
19- What authors inspire you and your writing?
I read a wide variety of genres but the authors that inspire the most are Barbara Michaels, Sarah MacLean, Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsey, Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Tasha Alexander
20- What will be your next release?
Donald – Sons of Sagamore Book 3 Releases Oct 28
This story is part of my historical romance series, The Stelton Legacy and a crossover with Kathryn LeVeque and Eliza Knight’s Pirates of Britannia Connected World.
I am working to release Knight of Remorse by the end of the first quarter 2021.
I’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. Here is where you can find me:
Ruth’s Newsletter Signup: http://ruthacasie.com/contact.html#newsletter
Facebook private reader’s page, Casie Café: https://www.facebook.com/groups/963711677128537/
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/RuthACasie/
Personal Blog: http://www.ruthacasie.blogspot.com