I don’t like biographies, but I realize they are important. I think. For those of you interested in these things, here’s mine. I’ve been a writer ever since I can remember. Which, I’m afraid, isn’t as far back as most writers seem to remember. The first time I put pen to paper to write fiction was after reading The Flame and The Flower by Rosemary Rogers. At the time, I was in high school and thought being able to write such a terrific story must be the most amazing thing in the world. Turned out it was; however, I wasn’t the writer. I kept that attempt for years and it finally got tossed when my family moved from Pennsylvania to Florida and my Mom cleaned house.
After that, I still wrote. But not fiction. I wrote for newsletters, drafted publications in the military, training outlines, business letters and more. Everything but fiction. It wasn’t until AOL came along that I found fiction again. Actually, it was a combination of AOL, Moondust and Madness by Janelle Taylor (futuristic romance) and a dream.
After I read Moondust, I fell in love with futuristic romance and started telling myself a story in my head until I went to asleep at night. I “wrote” the whole first chapter in my mind and then one night, while my husband was stationed in Guam, I didn’t stop writing the story after I feel asleep. I remember the next morning waking up and knowing I had a story.
At the same time, I discovered the romance section of AOL and knew this was my dream. So, I put fingers to computer and wrote my first book, Written in the Stars which I still have and no, not sure I plan on publishing. It didn’t matter though. I was hooked on writing romance and have been hooked ever since.
I write for Samhain Publishing (love them!) and am new to another terrific publisher, Lyrical Press. I have a release coming from them in February 2012.
Hope you found this little foray into my writing beginnings much more interesting than a bio. Want to know more? You can find me online at http://www.cassielknight.com.