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Author Interview: Cassie Mae


I had the awesome opportunity to interview the wonderfully talented and brilliantly humorous New Adult author Cassie Mae and I am thrilled to be able to share it with you!

Jamie- You write YA and NA. Do you prefer writing one over the other?

Cassie- No preference. It’s all about the characters. YA is super fun to write because I feel like I have more freedom with their voice, but probably because I've been writing YA longer. However, I've absolutely LOVED writing people out of high school. So, I go back and forth. I’m indecisive like that.

Jamie- Who is your favorite character in Friday Night Alibi and why?

Cassie- Chase (Moron). Hands down my favorite. Maybe it’s because I have an obsession over book boys, or maybe it’s because he challenged me. But I did have a whole lot of fun looking at inspirational pictures of him ;)
Oh look… here’s one:



Jamie- You say that your goal when writing stories is to make the reader pee their pants. Can you share one of your favorite lines from one of your stories that made you pee your pants while writing it? How about from another story?

Cassie- Oh goodness, let me pull something out here…
This is from PULLING THE SWITCH, which is set for publication this December :)
And it's unedited and subject to change, just FYI ;)

I've heard of morning wood, but have never seen it firsthand. I mean, I was an only child and never had sleepovers with boys. I’m sure looking at me screams VIRGIN! Even though that’s not exactly by choice. So when I move my face to snuggle farther into Wesley’s lap, I get the shock of my life when I see… that straining against his jeans and pressing against my nose.

Please still be asleep…

“Uh…”

“Oh crap.” I bolt upright and cover my burning face. “I’m so so so sorry. I didn't mean… I was still sort of asleep,” I blabber, shaking my head and wishing I could teleport. Just take me anywhere but here!

I spread my fingers to peek through them and Wesley’s face is as red as mine. He’s looking down at his pants like the thing is sticking out of the zipper and not just pressing against it. And when I notice the dark, wet spot, that’s when I really start to freak out.

He did not just…

“That’s not me!” he shouts.

Jamie- When you are reading and not writing, who are some of your go to authors/books?

Cassie- Miranda Kenneally. I read her stuff all the time and over and over. Jolene Perry, Kristen Walker, Elizabeth Scott… oh, and Colleen Hoover, but I can’t read her stuff while I’m drafting anything, because then I start REALLY thinking I suck, haha!

Jamie- Your writing career has really taken off and has been such an exciting journey. Can you offer any advice to new authors looking to share their work with the world?

Cassie- Be yourself. It wasn't until I stopped thinking about who I thought I SHOULD be and what I thought I SHOULD write, and just went with what I wanted that I sold my books. People can tell when an author’s heart isn't in their work. My heart is now in every word I write.
Cue: Awwww! ;)

Jamie- Tell us something about yourself that we might not know.
Cassie- “I can fit my whole fist in my mouth? Wanna see?”



Oh, and I like to quote movies ;) Ten cyber gold stars for whoever knows what movie I just quoted. ;)

Jamie- What's next for Cassie Mae? Any excited projects that we can keep an eye out for?

Cassie- Well, I have the first book in the How To Series, HOW TO DATE A NERD coming out in September (as of now), PULLING THE SWITCH (my next NA from Random House Flirt) in December, and ahem… super secret NA project that I haven’t announced yet, lol. I think it’s safe to say I’ll be annoying the crap out of the publishing world for a while ;)

Jamie- Thank you Cassie for always bringing a smile to my face! I can’t wait to get my hands on your new releases!

Cassie- Thank you! Mwa!



Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

16 comments:

  1. Thanks Jean. Cassie may is so much fun and her humor comes through in her stories!

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  2. Cassie Mae...my auto correct failed me!!! UGHHH!

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  3. This was so much fun! Thank you Jamie!

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  4. That scene definitely made me laugh! I can't wait to read more of Cassie Mae.

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  5. This sounds like a book I have to read!!!

    Oh wait, I already have ;) And everyone else should too!

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  6. Great interview! Cassie, the publishing world is lucky you'll be around for a very long time! :)

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  7. I can't wait to read the whole story. :) A little humor would be a great diversion from all the angst.

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  8. Sounds like Dumb and Dumber, but I know it's not. You're a goof, Cassie! I bet never a dull moment in your house.

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  9. Man, not being able to remember where that quote came from will bug me all night. You are such a talented author. Wishing you the best.

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  10. Great interview. As always, Cassie Mae is hilarious and she definitely knows how to be herself and write what she loves.

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  11. Ohhh, awkward morning moment! hahaha. Love the scene.

    Cassie's writing rocks!!

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  12. Cassie, that is the best advice ever! And you are so good at being you, I'm glad you decided to be you!

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  13. Wesley probably wishes that 'switch' was for a time machine or the electric chair. Super embarrassing. Extra funny too! Rocking interview, made me smile and super excited about what Cassie will do next.

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  14. Mean Girls. :) do I get the stars?

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