Hey, guys! Today author Cassie Mae has agreed to an interview! I am really excited because she has been one of my favorite authors for a long time, and who among us wouldn’t love to interview a favorite author? Along with the interview, there will be some great information on some of her books. Hope you enjoy the post! 😀
Interview with Cassie Mae
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I have always wanted to interview you. Even though some of your books deal with serious subject matter, there is always an overall feeling of fun and humor that makes them a pleasure to read. 🙂
- First things first, could you please explain the difference between books written under the name Becca Ann and books written under Cassie Mae? I want to make sure people can find all of your books.
The only difference is how they are published ☺ Becca Ann books are my self-published works and Cassie Mae is through a publisher. (With the exception of How to Hook a Bookworm and Secret Catch—both self-published and under Cassie Mae.)
- How do you come up with new ideas for your books?
They hit me out of nowhere to be honest. Whenever I get a fun/cute idea I write it down and go with it. I’ve got about a million sitting in my “shelved” folder on my computer, lol.
- I’ve noticed that most of the male characters in your books fit into the “good guy” category. They are thoughtful, caring, faithful, and treat women with respect. Was this a conscious decision because good guys are more complicated or did it just work out that way?
Good guys come naturally to me because they are the guys I’m attracted to. I don’t think it was a conscious decision… Honestly, I’ve grown up around so many good guys. My friends, my brother, my dad, and now my husband. I take a lot of their characteristics and put them into my book boys 😀
- Do you ever see yourself writing about a “bad boy” in the future or will you continue with your nice guy motif?
I’m not sure if any of my guys will be classified as “bad boys.” There are definitely a few “rough around the edges” characters coming up.
- The female characters in your books are always spunky, funny, and often go through a lot of personal growth throughout the story. Where do you find the inspiration for these characters?
I love funny and upbeat girls. The dorky heroine who falls in love with not only the guy, but herself. I find inspiration from romantic comedies, sitcoms, and my readers. A few of my girls remind me a lot of a couple readers that I’ve gotten to know really well.
- Brody and Hayley from Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend have one of my all time favorite romantic relationships, who are some of your favorite movie, TV, or book couples?
I ship Shamy (Sheldon and Amy from The Big Bang Theory), Steroline (Stefan and Caroline from The Vampire Diaries), and Stilydia (Stiles and Lydia from Teen Wolf.) Though, I’d ship Castiles too… (Cassie Mae and Stiles). If only I wasn’t married. 😉
- Who are a few of your favorite characters from your books and why?
I love them all for different reasons. Sierra from How to Seduce a Band Geek often gets mentioned as my favorite girl because I adore her voice. She was so fun to write. But other characters like Brea (How to Hook a Bookworm) and Mia (The Real Thing) have a special place in my heart because the struggles they go through are ones I deal with as well.
And my boys… well, I’ve only gotten a major book crush on one of them. But no one’s met him yet 😉
- What do you think makes a good romantic couple?
I think if they have fun together, whatever that fun is, then a romance can bloom from that. Happiness is the base of a good relationship, right? 😀
- Which book has been the most challenging to write so far?
The Real Thing was definitely the most challenging. I stepped out of my comfort zone to write that one, and writing Eric’s panic attacks were especially difficult because I deal with anxiety as well.
- Do you have any upcoming projects you can share with us?
For sure! I’ve got a book coming out in September called Doing It for Love. It’s all about an engaged couple who challenge each other not to have sex until they get married so they can bring back the spark in their relationship. It’s my favorite book I’ve written to date. It’s for the adult crowd though 😉
I like to end interviews with a short game so my readers can get to know you a little better. I will start the sentence, and you finish it however you like!
The last really great movie I saw was… Frozen. I watch it every week, and not just because my kids want to.
I always laugh out loud… period. I seriously could just end the sentence right there. I laugh at everything, even at the things I’m not supposed to laugh at. I’m very awkward like that.
The cutest thing in the world…is my daughter’s giggles when I blow raspberries on her tummy.
I will never forget… Oh, I can’t finish this sentence. I’ve forgotten what happened two minutes ago.
The world would be a better place… if it was more like Harry Potter.
Books by Cassie Mae
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Stand alone novels:
How to series:
Cassie Mae’s Biography