I'm late getting my Author Highlight up this month. This month has been super crazy and I've lost track of time. My days seem to be longer with my kids home all the time because of the mandatory quarantine. So I apologize to the amazing author I'm going to feature today because she's one of my favorites, and one of the first indie authors I have ever read.
For this month's Author Highlight, I've chosen the amazingly talented, Cassie Mae!!!!
Cassie Mae is not only an amazingly versatile writer, she's also a great friend and mentor. When I was first starting out on my writing journey, she was there to help encourage me to follow my dreams. Her words of guidance helped me jump over that proverbial ledge and step into Indie publishing world for the first time. Cassie is actually both a traditionally published and self-published author. I fell in love with her writing after reading her books Switched and Friday Night Alibi. After reading them, I went on a Cassie Mae binge-reading fest, and read as many of her books as I could. Her stories inspired me to write a YA book of my own; unfortunately, I never published that book because it needs a lot of work.(But it was the jump start I needed to begin my writing journey.) I thank God everyday for bringing Cassie into my life. She's got a heart of gold, and isn't afraid to let her readers into her world. It's one of the many things I love about Cassie. She's real, she's honest, and she writes the cutest stories.
I'm so excited to feature her in one of my Author Highlights, and hope that anyone who follows my blog, will pick up one of her books and become her next biggest fan.
Author Cassie Mae
Cassie Mae is the author of a dozen or so books. Some of which became popular for their quirky titles, characters, and stories. She likes writing about nerds, geeks, the awkward, the fluffy, the short, the shy, the loud, the fun. Since publishing her bestselling debut, Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend, she's published several titles with Penguin Random House and founded CookieLynn Publishing Services. She is represented by Sharon Pelletier at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC. She has a favorite of all her book babies, but no, she won't tell you what it is. (Mainly because it changes depending on the day.) Along with writing, Cassie likes to binge watch Once Upon A Time and The Flash. She can quote Harry Potter lines quick as a whip. And she likes kissing her hubby, but only if his facial hair is trimmed. She also likes cheesecake to a very obsessive degree.You can stalk, talk, or send pictures of Luke Bryan to her on her Facebook page.
Cassie Mae is a true blue Hufflepuff and wears the crest with pride.
Cassie Mae Social Media Links:
(Click below to find Cassie on the following Social Media Pages)
Facebook Page Amazon Twitter Instagram Bookbub Goodreads
Cassie Mae Website (Currently Under Construction)
Cassie Mae's Awesome Nerds (Fan Group)
Q and A with Cassie Mae: (Hey, that rhymed!)
What made you start writing?
2.) What genre(s) do you typically write in?
YA, NA, and Adult rom-com
3.) How many books do you have you written that people can currently purchase?
I currently have thirty-one published works that have been on the market, and twenty- four that can be currently purchased. Switched and Friday Night Alibi will be coming back soon. Southern Kicks and Stroke of Luck are special only to my ARC team, and were featured in anthologie. My All About Love Series is currently not available for purchase.
Follow up answer
Here are the links to Cassie's current published works:
(These titles are now only available if you join Cassie's ARC Team)
4.) When did you publish your first book?
I published my first book in 2013
5.) What was the name of the first book you published?
The first book I published was called Reasons I Fell for the Fat Funny Friend.
(Great book by the way. It's a very cute YA novel. I loved Brody and Hayley's quirky relationship.)
6.) What is the name of your latest release?
My latest release is called Maybe Baby and is book three in my Nerdy Thirties series.
Here's more about Cassie Mae's Current Release:
Released: May 4, 2019
Page Count: 217
Genre: Adult Romantic Comedy
She didn't think she'd fall for him... twice.
After bouncing a check for her contractor and getting the ol' send off from the house building company, Holland has been living in a squished hotel room with her daughter, and she is tired of it. Desperate to hire someone to get the job done right, she ends up asking the best contractor in town---who happens to be her ex-husband.
Warren has been trying to get over the pain of his ex leaving him two years ago, feeling unworthy of her time and still wounded from the last argument they had. But when she calls him up, he can't help his protective streak and jump on the opportunity to help her out.
Determined to keep everything strictly business, Holland and Warren ignore the immediate tension they’ve always felt between each other. But their history, both the good and the bad, keep interrupting their business arrangement, and they both have to decide if falling for each other will be the wrong thing all over again, or if they’ll finally get it right.
7.) Do have a book that is getting ready to release soon? If so what is the name of the book and release date?
I recently relaunched my Not Your Average series in February and I just dropped new covers, that will be revealed soon, for my books Switched and Friday Night Alibi.
8.) What is your favorite thing about writing?
Connections with my characters, my readers, and myself ;)
9.) Do you play music while you write? If so do you have different playlists for each book, or a certain kind of music you have to listen to?
Yep, and it depends on what scene I'm writing, but it's usually either Disney or country.
10.) Do you have anything you like to munch on while writing?
Peanut butter M&Ms
11.) Are you currently reading anything?
I am currently reading, Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins and Writing Killer Cover Copy by Elana Johnson
12.) What was your last five star read?
My last five star read was Country Hearts