When I was very young. I started with poetry (had one in the newspaper when I was in 3rd grade) then stories, then novels when I was a teen. I finished one when I was 17. The first of many books to follow. J
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I have to do heavy edits throughout my writing. When I finish a chapter I can’t go on to the next one until it’s “perfect.” Sometimes it’s great, sometimes it’s trying cuz it tends to take me longer to write, but it’s great for the editing process. When the book is done I don’t usually have heavy edits, I can do a final read, minor changes, then send it in.
Where do you get your ideas for your books?
Hmmm….anywhere and everywhere. Sometimes it’s subconscious, I think, but the world around me (us, as people) in and of itself is inspiration.
How long does it take you to write a book?
Depends on the book. I write different genres. I can do a 70k (215 pages or so) in about 2 months. If it’s an epic fantasy, they are usually just under 100k (300+ pages) so they take me longer. 5-6 months.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
READ! And I watch way way way too much TV.
Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Never. Ever. Give. Up. If you want this, you have to fight for it. Get to gettin’. Finish a book. Then do it again.
Collision Control Blurb:
A one night stand can’t possibly mean forever…
Detective Jared Manning met his match at a bar. After a night of passion, she sneaks out of his bed without so much as a note. Problem is, now he can’t find her.
Kindergarten teacher, Melody Nash doesn’t do one night stands. Embarrassment gets the best of her and she lies about her name.
When they collide at her school, Mel resists his pull. She won’t risk her heart on the obvious playboy, even though she can’t stop thinking about the night in his arms.
Stress engulfs Jared’s personal and professional lives. His brother is at the center of the joint case he and his partner are working in cooperation with FBI.
He puts his job on the line when he fails to share his blood relation. Complications he doesn’t need, considering the FBI agent on the case is convinced his brother killed her fiancé.
Balance is the name of the game. Can Jared save his brother and convince Mel they’re meant to be together?
Bestselling, award winning author of romantic suspense and epic fantasy romance, C.A. loves to dabble in different genres. If it’s a good story, she’ll write it, no matter where it seems to fit!
She’s a hopeless romantic and always will be. Risking it all for Happily Ever After is what she lives by!
She’s originally from Ohio, but got to Texas as soon as she could. She’s happily married and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
She works with kids when she’s not writing. Where to find C.A.