Happy Friday, and welcome to Three Writers of Romance. Today, as part of our ongoing guest author series, we are honored to have with us renowned Harlequin author Carla Cassidy. Take it away, Carla!
What Genre do you write?
Romantic suspense, but I have ideas for all kinds of books.
How long have you been writing and how many published works? My first book was published in 1988 and to date I’ve had approximately 150 books published.
Of the novels you’ve written, which is your favorite and why?
Usually my favorite is the one I’m working on at the moment, although I’m working on a single title book now that I love, love, love!
Where do you get your story ideas?
Everywhere! I watch a lot of court television, I eavesdrop on conversations in the grocery stores, and listen to dramas that my friends and family are going through. My problem isn’t getting ideas, it’s having too many and not having enough time to write them all.
Is there anyone in particular who has influenced your writing career?
First of all, it would be my mother, who gave me a love of reading and writing. Secondly it would be an English teacher who took special time to read short stories I was writing at the time and encouraged me to continue to write.
What do you do when you aren’t writing?
Sleep. I also have a disabled daughter who required some care taking and a perfectly able husband who seems to require a lot of care taking, too!
What’s one thing about you that most people don’t know?
To be honest, I can’t imagine. I’m one of those people who manage to tell everything about myself that anyone would want to know. I guess one thing people might not know is that I met my husband when I went to New York to become a star on Broadway. I didn’t get the star, but I did get a real gem.
What’s next on your writing journey?
I have two books and one novella coming out in April. Scene of the Crime: Deadman’s Bluff is an April release from Harlequin Intrigue. A Profiler’s Case for Seduction is a Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Just Joe is a Harlequin More Than Words novella that’s free! Beyond that, writing is a journey and I never try to see the end of the path, but rather go forward on blind faith that the journey will continue.