Interview with Cassandra Harper

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are very important to me. Through their eyes I am able to receive encouragement and sometimes even correction. No one is perfect, and I love that they're vocal with their opinions. It helps me to improve my writing and to become a better author for them.
What are you working on next?
I have several books that I have begun through out the years, projects that I need to complete. I'm taking it step by step in order to not let my ideas go down the drain, all the same however; I have to continue cultivating newer stories and novels.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have so many favorite authors, but I'm going to go with the most popular on my personal list: Jude Deveraux, Mary Higgins Clark, Eric Jerome Dickey, and so many more who have positively impacted my life.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Writing. Writing is my inspiration. I lay in bed at night and think of new story ideas I want to create and once I'm awake, I'm rushing from bed to get them written down before the thoughts and plot leaves my mind. I absolutely live to write.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy reading romantic novels, erotic and even fantasy. I'm a reader just as much as I'm a writer.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Most ebooks I have discovered have been from Wattpad or me literally typing into google "romantic ebooks." It's the cheating, cheesy method, but it works for me.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Sadly, I can't recall the title of the first (romance) story that I've ever ready, but if you were to ask me the details, I could break it down to you very nicely. I fell in love with fictional novels concerning the Highlands and strong, strapping warriors. It's how I knew that I wanted to build and create such a captivating world for readers like me to enjoy.
What is your writing process?
I would have to confess that I have no writing process. Coming from a literary background, I know it's good to make a plot and have a bubble graph for each and every detail, but I find that it can hinder my progress. I get stuck on those details and I can't seem to continue with the flow of my work. I'm constantly changing and revamping my own stories and having a set model of how it should go feels crippling at times. I guess I'm a free form writer.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can remember the first story I've ever read. It was about a woman who was sent away to the Highlands in order to avoid an arranged marriage. She instead falls in love with a Scottish warrior who taught her to love and encouraged her to become her own person. I felt empowered reading that story, as if it was meant for my eyes only. I wanted to be in the Highlands and experience a love so powerful that you would question your own existence without it. It was and will always be one of the most memorable stories of my life. Too bad I can't remember the name.
How do you approach cover design?
I have absolutely no approach when it comes to cover design. In a perfect world, I wished that I was blessed with the gift to write and design, but sadly the ideas I envisioned aren't the same as the results I produce. I have a website or two that I like to use and the commission isn't all that bad for great cover work.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I would like to list my genre instead of the books. I like romance, mystery, erotica, suspense, and drama. Each one has given me the adrenaline rush I need and the push to write my own story and captivate my own audience.
Published 2017-11-22.
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