Friday, May 30, 2014

The Writer's View: Ruth A. Casie


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The authors will be awarding the following prizes during the tour:

First prize - $50 gift certificate plus ebook Timeless Keepsakes by Ruth A. Casie, Lita Harris, Emma Kaye, Nicole S. Patrick, Julie Rowe

Second prize - $25 gift certificate plus 3 ebooks 1) Molly Gets Her Man by Julie Rowe 2) Knight of Runes by Ruth A. Casie 3) Timeless Keepsakes by Ruth A. Casie, Lita Harris, Emma Kaye, Nicole S. Patrick, Julie Rowe

Third prize - 3 ebooks 1) Love at Christmas by Lita Harris 2) Time for Love by Emma Kaye 3) Timeless Keepsakes by Ruth A. Casie, Lita Harris, Emma Kaye, Nicole S. Patrick, Julie Rowe

The Writer's View


Hi! I’m Ruth A. Casie and Judy has asked me about my writing space. I love my writing space. Over the years, I had a small corner in our family room on a folding table or used the kitchen table. Every time I finished up for the day, whether working on something for my office or writing my stories, I felt compelled to pack everything up and put it away. It was a shared space and if I wanted the kids to clean up after themselves then so did I.

As our three children grew up and started out on their own I left their rooms intact. Our daughters live nearby us in New Jersey. Several years have passed since our son, the last one to leave, has gone. He stayed in Boston after graduating college. While I miss them all, they all move back home whenever Ari comes to visit, about every six to eight weeks. But that didn’t stop me. I’ve finally taken over one of their rooms, Cori’s our middle daughter, and made it my own.

With an empty pallet I created a library with bookcases, a corner desk for my computer and a large library table for my working area. I have a stereo and play a variety of music depending on my mood or what I’m writing. Sometimes I print out pictures and post them on the small bulletin board or over pictures on my wall to capture a mood. My sister-in-law gave me a small bubble fountain for good luck and good writing.

I hadn’t realized how much I had craved a space of my own and a place to write, file my papers, work on my swag, and store my supplies. Now that I’ve retired it’s become part of my daily routine. Instead of commuting to Manhattan, I walk across the hall to my office.

Sometimes Ari uses my office when he’s home to catch up on business. My daughters like the quiet. My grandchildren love the color. But I know they’re only staying the weekend and it will be mine again, all mine!

Escape to the Virgin Islands where the bonds of marriage are renewed, friends become lovers, and new love is given a chance to thrive.

Ruth A. Casie ~ "Second Chance by the Sea" Married for ten years, she and her husband have grown apart. When they go back to the Virgin Islands for a family funeral, they find their marriage was never registered. Will an impending disaster be the final straw that breaks them up or will it rekindle their love and send them back to the altar for a second chance?

Lita Harris ~ "Chasing Fireflies" Soured on love by a recent breakup, a travel agent with a fear of flying and open water takes a trip to the U.S Virgin Islands. She meets a boat captain who challenges her fears. Will she survive her breakup and find happiness in the arms of another man?

Emma Kaye ~ "In Her Dreams" When an author escapes to the Virgin Islands to work on her latest book, she’s swept back in time to Regency England and must decide whether the love she finds with an English lord is real or only in her dreams.

Nicole S. Patrick ~ "Poseidon’s Strength" A beloved hero’s death leads his sister and his best friend, who have never seen eye-to-eye, to discover that helping family can be their happy medium, and possibly lead them to uncover a love that's meant to be.

Julie Rowe ~ A Pirate’s Vacation A doctor grieving the death of her husband, buys a B&B in the Virgin Islands in need of a lot of fixing. Her old flame arrives to help with repairs, but will she let him heal her shattered heart?

About the Author:
A seasoned professional with more than twenty-five years of writing experience in communications and marketing for a large financial institution, she gave way to her inner muse and began writing a series of historical fantasy romance and contemporary romance novels. Ruth is published by Carina Press and Harlequin Books.

When not writing you can find her home in Teaneck, New Jersey, reading, cooking, doing Sudoku and counted cross-stitch. Together with her husband, Paul, they enjoy ballroom dancing and going to the theater. Ruth and Paul have three grown children and two grandchildren. They all thrive on spending time together. It’s certainly a lively dinner table and they wouldn’t change it for the world.

You can read more about Ruth online at http://www.RuthACasie.com, on Twitter at twitter.com/RuthACasie, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RuthACasie.

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6 comments:

Ruth A Casie said...

HI Judy!
Thank you so much for having me today.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Rita said...

Sounds like a good read.

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Catherine Lee said...

It is SO important to have a room (and bathroom!) of one's own.

I'm also a "Jersey Girl"...even though I haven't lived there in 25+ years. I grew up in Jersey City and went to Rutgers.

Ruth A Casie said...

Hi Rita -

Thanks for stopping by. I had so much fun writing my short story, Second Chance by the Sea. When my brother went to file his health insurance he found that his marriage was never registered. I couldn't help but write a story based on that. I hope you read it and enjoy it.

Ruth A Casie said...

Hi Catherine -

Once a Jersey girl, always a Jersey girl. I LOVE my room. Now with the kids all gone I do have a bathroom of my own!