Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
Hiiiii! My name is Taki Kasai. I write fantasy, sci-fi, and contemporary Romance. Currently live in the St. Louis-ish area.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
All of the books that follow. I set the bar with the first and feel like I have to keep raising it further while keeping the material fresh and new. Eek
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
I try to think of different ways to bring the world to focus and change up how the characters react to a situation. Per example I have an assassin, a crazy lady, and a hacker. They help keep things fresh haha
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Do it at your pace. Don’t allow people to rush you, the story will come when it is supposed to.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
I try to spend at least a couple hours. For the past few weeks it has only been about 45 mins or so though.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
Addie Moya. She is a mysterious character, everything you have her figured out she changes things on you. She keeps it interesting and makes me want to get to her story even more.
If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?
In the Mage War series I really want Michael Fassbender to play my main evil Lorcan. In my Genesis Trilogy. I would love to see Tom Hardy play my series killer.
What is your definition of success?
Being happy with the product you released and just being happy in general.
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