Name: Kassanna Dwight
Age: I am ageless….hehe or at least I wish I was.
Where are you from:
A tiny town in Pennsylvania where football is king
A little about your self `ie your education Family life ect:
I have a degree in business and marketing. I’m married, happily for many years now, with children and I live right on the outskirts of a swamp. I make my own jam, and attempting to make wine (blueberry) as I fill this out. I have two dogs and a wild turkey (long story) and I love old things hence my pick-up truck from the eighties. Hmm after reading abut me I ‘m not sure I’m that interesting.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I have two releases in Oct. The first will be 10/18 from Evernight Publishing. A sexy Halloween story about witches and accidental incantations titled Spells Gone Wild. The second is a sexy horror about Vampires titled Sexual Healing from Sugar and Spice Press. Its due for release 10/2. I have two releases scheduled for November. A nifty erotic book about pirates and shifters titled A Pussy, A Pirate and Poachers from Breathless Press, which will release on 11/9 and Boaz, the Department of Demonology (a new series). I am self publishing that last one and have set the release date for 11/29. I also have books set for release in December but the dates have yet to be determined.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I have always wrote, even as a small child and continued to do so through my teenage years. For some reason I can’t remember I stopped early adulthood. One day I picked up a pen and started writing again and the word just flowed. I haven’t stopped since.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Funny thing, I never really considered myself a writer. I didn’t actually think about it and while chatting with a critique partner she asked how many books I currently had out. When I told her, she politely informed me that I was a writer several times over. LOL! when people ask what I do now the first words out my mouth now…Oh I’m a writer.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I wrote my very first book just to see if I could. I wanted to know if I had it in me to actually complete that project. Eighty-five thousand words later it was sitting in my desk drawer at my day job, a complete mess but it was done and I had proven to myself that I could do it.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
I don’t think so. I like action so I tend to write that and I love sex so that will always be found in my books but honestly I write whatever tickles my fancy at the time.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I let the characters tell me the titles. Sometimes it’s a line in a book or something specific they did. They an be quite animated in my head so I let them have at it.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
No, not really. I hope to provide a great read that will have them coming back for more. I write simply to tell a story.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
*Smile* That depends on the book.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Sometimes from my own experiences or what I wish I could experience. Mostly they are events or situations completely conjured up in my head.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?
I have read all of Zora Neale Hurston. I was introduced to her work in highschool and in that moment I wanted to be her, write like her.Of all her works, Their eyes were watching God, is my favorite. Funny thing is if you really break it down its a Cougar story about an older woman and a younger man. I think that set me on the path to romance.
Fiona: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I have two, Yvette Hines and Renee Micheals. I still get nervous talking to them, tongue tied actually.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I have a huge TBR pile but I was trying to finish up some story’s so I plan on taking a vacation and reading over the holidays.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Not at the moment. I’m sure I’ll come across a few when I take the tie to ready the book saved on my nook.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
Right now I am working on books for 2013
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
My critique partners are fabulous. On my worst days I can count on them to lend me their ear or a swift kick in the pants.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I’d add more sex
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I was five or six and writing scripts for my Barbie’s. They had their own soap opera.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Currently my Club Lexx series is out through Evernight Publishing, its about siblings that run a night club and the situations that happen after hours. I have a paranormal book out, The Keys to Victory, about a motorcycle riding Voodoo priestess that must stop an evil man from killing people to extend his own life.He also happens to be her ex-lover. That one is from Passion in Print Press and I have a short Cougar story out through Decadent Publishing titled Sex Oughta Be luscious. Really if you think about it sex should, just saying.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I have a hard time writing action sequences, making sure all the parts are where they should be.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I have two. Shelly Laurenston and Lora Leigh. I read their books and get lost in the worlds they create. I mean if those places really existed I would live there.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
No, There are a few conventions and maybe some meet and greets but writing is a mainly solitary business.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
My covers are done by my publishers art departments. I have some say but ultimately they are created by cover artists that work for my publishers
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Staying off the social networks. I write in spurts so I might get three thousand words on a page but then I need to do something else to break up the monotony of writing so I find myself surfing the net until I’m satisfied. Then its back on the saddle and I’ll get more wordage down. I might get four k down if I have a completely free day to write.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Edits are your friend.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Follow your heart and listen to your muses. You might not understand where they are going but sit back and enjoy the ride they usually know whats best for your story.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you! for being readers.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done ?
Lion Tamer. Seriously.
Out Now! No Regrets – A Free Read – Evernight Publishing
Out Now! Keyboards & Kink. A Anthology – Evernight Publishing
Coming July! Tell Me, Touch me, Feel Me (Club Lexx 3) – Evernight Publishing
Coming Soon! A Pussy, A Pirate, and Poachers – Breathless Press