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#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight -Annabelle Anders

Annabelle Anders

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Ann, but I write under Annabelle Anders. I began publishing in 2017 and left my day job a year later. Since then, I’ve published over fifty full length Regency Romance novels, with one of them receiving the distinguished RITA nomination in 2019. I write at her home in the small town of Grand Junction, Colorado with the “help” of my two miniature dachshunds and husband of thirty years. I am happy to have finally found my place in life.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The first (when I do it right). All the others if I don’t LOL

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I try to come up with original scenes… something that I haven’t read or heard of anywhere else.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Decide if you want it to be a business or a hobby. Because the business side takes twice as much time as the writing…

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

From anywhere between 1-12 hours. Depending on how close I am to my next deadline. (I have ADHD and so… yeah…)

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Miss Emily Goodnight. She is the quintessential Annabelle Anders heroine and I love her because she’s confident in some areas of her life, but when it comes to romance, never feels good enough. But when her hero finally pulls his head out of his behind, he realizes how awesome she really is. By the end of the book, she’s more self-assured, and he’s realized how badly he needed this very woman. 🙂

What is your definition of success?

I think you’ll get a million different answers to this question. I’ll say it’s balance. I am more than just a writer, I am a wife, mother, sister and daughter too and I need to make sure I’m healthy enough to fill all these roles. So selling books, oh yea. Staying sane while I do it? That’s success.

What are your social links?

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Annabelle-Anders/e/B073ZLRB3F
Newsletter Subscribe: https://www.annabelleanders.com/newsletter-subscribe
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Annabelle.Anders1/
The Devilish Debutantes’ Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AnnabellesReaderGroup/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/annabelle-anders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annabelle.anders/
Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@annabelle_anders_author
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16889537.Annabelle_Anders

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

DEVILISH DEBUTANTES
Hell Hath No Fury
https://books2read.com/Hell-Hath-No-Fury
Hell in a Hand Basket
https://books2read.com/Hell-in-a-Hand-Basket
Hell’s Belle
https://books2read.com/Hells-Belle
Hell of a Lady
https://books2read.com/Hell-of-a-Lady
Hell hath Frozen Over
https://books2read.com/Hell-Hath-Frozen-Over
To Hell and Back
https://books2read.com/To-Hell-and-Back
Hell’s Wedding Bells
https://books2read.com/Hells-Wedding-Bells
Devilish Debutantes Part One
https://books2read.com/SETDevilishDebutantes-Part1
Devilish Debutantes Part Two
https://books2read.com/SETDevilishDebutantes-Part2

THE PERFECT REGENCY
The Perfect Debutante
books2read.com/ThePerfectDebutante
The Perfect Spinster
books2read.com/ThePerfectSpinster
The Perfect Christmas
https://books2read.com/ThePerfectChristmas
The Perfect Arrangement
https://books2read.com/ThePerfectArrangement

MISS PRIM’S SECRET SCHOOL FOR BUDDING BLUESTOCKINGS
Trapped With the Duke
https://books2read.com/trapped-with-the-duke-Annabelle-Anders
Educated by the Earl
https://books2read.com/edudatedbytheearl
Pretending to be a Debutante
https://books2read.com/PretendingToBeADebutante
Rescued by the Rake
https://books2read.com/RescuedByTheRake
Advising The Viscount
https://books2read.com/advisingtheviscount
Make Believe With The Marquess
https://books2read.com/makebelievewiththemarquess
Schooled By The Bastard
https://books2read.com/schooledbythebastard

OTHER BOOKS
Miss Fortune’s First Kiss
https://books2read.com/MissFortunesFirstKiss

The Debutante of Drury Lane
https://books2read.com/debutanteofdrurylane

THE RAKES OF ROTTEN ROW
Hanover Square Spare
https://books2read.com/hanoversquarespare
Piccadilly Player
https://books2read.com/PiccadillyPlayer
Fleet Street Scoundrel
https://books2read.com/FleetStreetScoundrel
Pall Mall Peer
https://books2read.com/u/bpYlWg

Find more books at https://www.annabelleanders.com

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#wotr #attendingauthor #seriesstarter #audiobook Foundation (Brady Family 1) by Lainey Davis Narrated by Tom Taylorson and Carly Robins

Meet the Brady family. They’re brilliant, brooding, and barreling into relationships whether they like it or not.

Zack Brady doesn’t do relationships. He does calculations.

When his family engineering firm sends him to investigate a sinkhole at a client’s house, Zack feels a tremor in the foundation of his carefully calculated world.

Her name is Nicole Kennedy. She’s loud and crass and has no time for nonsense. She certainly doesn’t have time for a mysterious trench swallowing her yard. To make matters worse, the grouchy engineer who shows up to fix it is the same jerk she’s forced to run beside during the corporate relay race her boss insisted she run.

Somewhere between jogging and poring over geotechnical engineering plans, Nicole and Zack feel the earth move. Can they overcome their past to build something meaningful?

Foundation is book one of the Brady Family series. If you love messy family dynamics, unforgettable characters, and sizzling chemistry, you’ll devour this new series by Lainey Davis, creator of the Stag Brothers series.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53579593-foundation?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=bHSxBlLwjC&rank=3

Amazon https://amzn.to/4bKduca

Review by Twinsie Dee

i bought this audiobook here is my honest review.

When Nicole is just trying to do her job, but her boss is making her participle in the corporate relay race, which is the last thing she wants to do, but her boss is determined to win not that Nicole cares really but guess she’s needs to be a team player while still doing her job. But with all this training now added to her schedule that her boss is making her do, don’t think she’s not going to ask him for a raise because of all of this. Since the rules for the race says they need to have a female representation on each team and Nicole was the lucky winner for her law firm. Zack is talked into being a trainer for this race and luckily gets paired to train Nicole, he isn’t one to flirt or deal with women like Nicole, but he finds himself feeling all these different feelings he’s never had before. These two find themselves working together in more ways in one Zack has to evaluate Nicoles yard when a landslide is happening in her very backyard, and with him being her trainer to the fiery spark has them pulling to each other and sliding in more ways than one. Which runner will cross the finish line first for their law firm and get bragging rights. this was a funny and good story, I laughed too hard in more than one spots, great read.

USA Today bestselling author Lainey Davis lives in Pittsburgh in the USA with her 3 feral sons, 2 rescued rabbits, and 1 tired husband. Her books feature brooding heroes, feisty heroines, steamy love scenes and happily ever afters.

#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight – Jenna Jacob

Jenna Jacob

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi gang! I’m Jenna Jacob. I write steamy BDSM, Rockstar, Cowboy, and sinful contemporary romance. I live in Kansas with my hunky husband (who’s somehow put up with me for 31 years). I love music, cooking, writing (of course), and coffee! I hate bell peppers, anchovies, and winter! LOL

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

it’s not so much the book, but always the first chapter. You have to set the scene, create the world, and introduce the key players without it turning into an info dump. It’s like dancing through a mine field sometimes!

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

Tapping into the character’s quirks helps a lot. I mean, nobody is perfect, right? I like discovering why – for instance – the hero hates bell peppers. (Because his mom always put them on pizza when he was growing up and it tainted the whole damn pie.) Or why the heroine doesn’t trust men. (Insert a million and one reasons some smooth-talking jerk hurt her in the past.)

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Let the emotions flow through you. Laugh. Scream. Cry. Squirm. Pant. Then grab your partner or toys, Kleenex, and chocolate when you’re finished writing the scene.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

Writing? Not nearly as much as I need to. Administrative tasks? More than you can imagine.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

OMG, that’s like trying to pick a favorite child – impossible. I love them ALL!!!

What is your definition of success?

Someone telling me they love my stories.

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

Website: www.jennajacob.com
E Mail: jenna@jennajacob.com
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorjennajacob
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenna_jacob_author/
TicTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jennawriteshawtromance
Amazon Author page: http://amzn.to/1GvwNnn
Amazon Author Page: http://bit.ly/3qBBJGm
Google Play Author page: http://bit.ly/3CqN0wq
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/JennaNewsletter
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jenna-jacob
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2lZagNE
Jezebels Party Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jennajacobsjezebels

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#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight #eventsponsor -Kimberly Readnour

Kimberly Readnour

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hello! I’m Kimberly Readnour writer of sports and small town romances. I flippin’ love romance and getting lost into fictional worlds. But did you know I first started in young adult? I wrote my first series for my daughter and never thought anyone else would read them. If you read any of my work and hate it, you can blame her for pushing me to publish. She kept after me for four years before I took the plunge. But my heart was always with romance, so after I completed the series for her, I switched genres and never looked back.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

For me, it’s harder to write the last book of the series. By the time I get to the last one, I’ve grown attached to the characters and hate letting go.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

All the books in my series are standalones at the moment, so each couple has their own story. Then I try to mix it up with different tropes and such. I also bounce between sports and small town romances, so I don’t get burned out on one category.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

There is so much advice out there. You really need to find what works for you and not try to do everything that is told to you. Not all advice will work for you, except ending a romance book with a HEA. That’s a must.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

I still work full time, so my time is limited. I steal time in the morning before I leave for work and try to work on the story whenever there is downtime. And yes, I’m always late to work. lol. But I’m too drained by the time I come home to work during the evening, so morning it is!

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

I have so many, but I always fall back to Jax Carrigan from Swing for the Fences. He’s so patient with Jocelyn and takes her kids into consideration with every decision. They are perfect for each other despite the rough road it took to get there.

What is your definition of success?

Success to me means putting out books that people enjoy. If I can bring joy to people or make them feel, then I’ve done my job.

Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?

Thanks for having me join this year! I’m looking forward to this signing.

What are your social links?

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1734619093516871

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

https://linktr.ee/kimberlyreadnour

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#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight #eventsponsor – Cheryl Brooks

Cheryl Brooks

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Cheryl Brooks I was born in Louisville, KY, and am married with two sons. We moved to a farm in Indiana in 1989, where I raised horses for a while. I still have my first foal, who is now 24 years old. I was a critical care nurse for about 35 years, and have been writing off and on for most of my life. I was first published in 2008 and now have 38 published works. I am currently working on #39.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

They’re all hard. In the first book, you have to establish a world, then you have to be consistent with it in the subsequent books.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

Because each book was written during a different time in my life, my focus changed with the times and my ever increasing age.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

For the most part, you get out of writing what you put into it.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

Not nearly as much as I used to. It tends to come in spurts, and for some strange reason, I seem to have less time to write than when I was younger and working full time.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Onca in Rebel. He’s perhaps the only one of my characters who demanded that their story be told.

What is your definition of success?

Getting published (traditionally) was the biggie. Finding my book in Barnes & Noble was pretty awesome!

What are your social links?

Website https://www.cherylbrooksonline.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cheryl.brooks.963
Facebook Author Page https://www.facebook.com/cherylbrooksauthor/
Twitter https://twitter.com/CherylCatMaster
Blog http://cherylbrooksauthor.blogspot.com/
Email cheryl.brooks52@yahoo.com
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/752898.Cheryl_Brooks
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/cheryl-brooks
Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/cheryl-brooks-73664158/
Author Central https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B001JS6XN0

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

Buy links for most platforms are listed on my website, www.cherylbrooksonline.com

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#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight – J.E. Mueller

J.E. Mueller

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

J.E.Mueller -Hello all! I go by Reya and I am your local Happily Ever After author! When not writing or reading, I love gaming and stream a variety of games that vary from chill Stardew Valley, and spooky Phasmophobia. If there was any other profession I could have in the world, it would be a penguin wrangler! I’d love to be at the zoo, helping the waddly birds with their day.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The hardest for me is the others in the series. Making sure everything is consistent is always an interesting nightmare, and sometimes a hilarious fail. You would think remembering someone’s eye color across a series wouldn’t be too difficult, and yet… I also did accidentally re-name a side character and none of my betas noticed once. Oooops!

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

New problems, building on old problems, and angst. If I find I am struggling with a scene, I love asking for help, specifically “what can go wrong here” and that always adds to the fun.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Finding a community you can write and vibe with helps a ton. They are great for the bad days, the hard scenes, and when your brain is sloshing around with no ideas and only vibes. Sometimes you have to push yourself, and sometimes you need a little push. A great community can help so much with all of that.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

Honestly, I’m all over the place. If I’m hyper-fixating on an idea, I can spend hours writing. Some days, it’s only a half hour.

What is your definition of success?

That is constantly changing! It started out with selling ten copies of my first book, then being able to pay myself back for the cover design, and steadily built up to what events I’ve attended. Right now, success for me is whenever someone comes up and excitedly wants to chat about something of mine that they read. I get fan girl squeals and so much delight hearing everything readers have to say.

Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?

I might secretly be two penguins in a trench coat, which explains more writing mishaps than not.

What are your social links?

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/391014962198368

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16958250.J_E_Mueller

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/j-e-mueller

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/J.E.-Mueller/e/B074V9YJWG/

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#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight – Shannyn Schroeder

Shannyn Schroeder

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi – I’m Shannyn Schroeder (but I also write under the name Sloane Steele). I write steamy contemporary romance set in Chicago. That’s where I grew up and I now live in the ‘burbs. I’m mom to 3 awesome mostly adult kids. In addition to being an author, I’m an executive functions coach, English teacher, and curriculum writer.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The first is the most fun to write. I get to dive into a whole new world. I just make shit up as I go. Details aren’t important. Well…the details become important in later books. If you tell readers something about a character, you need to incorporate that into the later book. And truly, I suck at that. If I were smart, I’d create a series bible of all those details as I go, but I never do.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

For me, there’s comfort in returning to the world of a series. It’s like hanging out with old friends or watching a comfort TV show. It doesn’t all have to be new and exciting, just some twists and turns.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Find your process. Listen to what other people do, what works for them, but don’t try to be them. Take the advice that resonates with you and dump the rest.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

Lately, not a whole hell of a lot. I’ve been sitting on a mostly finished book for a year. Granted, in that time I did launch a whole new business (unrelated to writing), so I’ve been busy.
When I’m in the thick of drafting or revising, I typically write about an hour a day during the week and maybe 2-3 each day on the weekends.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Jimmy! If you’ve seen me at a signing, you might’ve seen my “Fuckin’ Jimmy” shirt. Jimmy is the hero of the 4th book I wrote – Catch Your Breath. He’s the stereotypical big brother who’s bossy, but he always has your best interest at heart. He was my first grumpy hero (I didn’t set out to write one, but there he was – and then I realized how much I LOVE them!)

What is your definition of success?

As an author being someone’s autobuy is a dream goal. They don’t have to read what the book is about. They’re just going to one-click because they know I’ll deliver.

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/shannyn.schroeder

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

https://shannynschroeder.com/index.php/books/

https://shannynschroeder.com/index.php/books/

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#wotr #attendingauthor #seriesstarter Perfect Risk (Mason Creek 1) by C.A. Harms

Mason Creek, Montana is my home. It always has been and truth is, there is no place like it.

I can hide away in a big city, pretend as if I’m not drowning. I can ignore the sadness inside my heart that is begging for a change. But if I’m being honest, my sense of belonging has disappeared. I thought I wanted the big city life, the fast track and all the glamorous things. Turns out, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than home.

Coming back to help run my mom’s business gave me the perfect escape.

But there is one problem.

An unresolved past has a way of haunting anyone. Things can sure get complicated when the man that broke your heart all those years ago is now your new landlord.

It may get a little messy, I may regret my decision to stay…
But then again, this might just be the Perfect Risk.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57290237-perfect-risk

Amazon https://amzn.to/3SdTuHn

Review by Twinsie Dee

i bought this book here is my honest review

Sadie had enough of the big city life and once she got the call that her mom broke her hip, and she found her boyfriend cheating on her that was all it took for her to pack up her and head back home to Mason Creek. Moving home brought excitement and joy it also brought back the memoires of high school and bring made fun of for being dumped and humiliated by the high school quarterback Wyatt Murphy who was now the town deputy. Wyatt first found out that Sadie was back in town when he ran into her spilling her coffee all over the front of her, and then Sadie found the perfect cottage to rent not reading the fine print that Wyatt was the owner. Will these two leave their past in the past or will they make it awkward in town, it could be the risk that they both need to take. omg this is the perfect book to introduce someone into the best town that is Mason Creek.

C.A. Harms is an avid romance and mystery reader. She’s always had a love for books, getting lost in writing and storytelling even as a young girl. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She holds an addiction for Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha’s and KitKat when she should really be focusing on water and maybe a fruit or two to make herself feel less guilty, but that feeling quickly passes…thankfully.

She is easy going, fun, and although she may seem like one of the quiet ones at first, you just wait until she gets to know you better…that quietness changes, fast

#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight #eventsponsor – Molly McLain

Molly McLain

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Molly McLain. I write steamy small-town romance with blue collar book boyfriends. I also live in a little town in Wisconsin with my husband of 22 years. Our three kiddos are all adults now, but I’m still in denial about that.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The ones that come after! I like to change things up, so sticking in the same series, town, family, etc. is sometimes a struggle for my ever-bouncing brain!

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I try to incorporate tropes or situations that I haven’t written before.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Just keep writing. Stay off social media and make writing the words your number one priority ALWAYS. Do I do this myself? No. But I should, and not doing so is my biggest regret as an author.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

An hour or so. I have a day job, too, so writing isn’t always my number one priority.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Right now, no. I love them all, especially as I’m writing them, but I can’t say that I favor one over the others at the moment. They’re all special in their own ways.

What is your definition of success?

For me, it’s living a simple, comfortable life with peace of mind and a full heart. I want to know I’ve accomplished my goals and that I’ve done a good job as a mom, a wife, a friend, and an author.

What are your social links?

FB: https://www.facebook.com/mollymclainbooks 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/mollymclainbooks/

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

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$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.

$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.

#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight -Cassandra Featherstone

Cassandra Featherstone

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Cassandra Featherstone has been writing since she could hold a pencil.

She is passionate about literacy, but when she picked up her laptop to write her first published novel in March 2020, she focused on subjects that not only spoke to her soul, but affected many of the women she’d met throughout her twisty life path.

Bullying, PTSD, body dysmorphia, mental illness, reinvention, and claiming your space are frequent themes in her books, as well as respectful, non-fetishized representation of LGBTQIA+ relationships.

Cassandra lives in the Midwest with her computer geek husband, artsy college goblin, an author dog, and five cats that Loki himself spawned. Her works include sci-fi fantasy/urban fantasy, paranormal, humorous, and academy whychoose with characters over eighteen. Her books never include non-consensual elements, but feature accurate, safe depictions of BDSM and kink lifestyles.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The first! I have to learn their voices.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I try to make sure I’m not falling into a trap of not moving the plot enough— pacing it to make sure they don’t feel like they’re waiting around for things to happen.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Pick and choose what to give your energy to. Do not do everything just because everyone is. Cutting things out that weren’t helping me was a goddess send this year.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

Four to eight hours depending on if I work my day job.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Ughhhhh why choose? I love them all so much. I usually have a secret fave in the family group though.

What is your definition of success?

Being able to support myself without the evil day job 😉

What are your social links?

Get them all here: https://cassandrafeatherstone.com/follow-cassandra-everywhere/

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

https://amazon.com/author/cassandrafeatherstone https://cassandrafeatherstone.myshopify.com/

 

Want tickets to Writers on the River #2024?

They are available starting November 6th at Writersontheriver.com

$75 VIP Plus – 11-12 Lunch with the Authors , 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Limited Quantity expected to sell out first day*

$50 VIP -12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Expected to sell out first day*

$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party. *Expected to sell out opening day*

$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.

$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.