INTERVIEW WITH JULIE CASEY - BY AOIFE MARIE SHERIDAN 

Question: What have you published recently?

I self-published a non-fiction book (Stop Beating the Dead Horse) and a humorous novella (In Daddy's hands). My young- adult novel (How I Became a Teenage Survivalist) comes out June, 2013.

Question: How, and when, did you decide to become a writer?

I’ve always enjoyed writing, but I never attempted to write anything significant until I wrote my first book, Stop Beating the Dead Horse, in 2010 at the age of 49. After that, I was hooked and wrote three more books in quick succession.

 

Question: Where can we find your published writing?

Julie L. Casey on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Julie-L.-Casey/e/B00943SWXQ/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_2

 

Question: What is a typical day like for you as a writer?

I homeschool my three youngest sons, run seven websites, and am working on marketing my books, so finding time to write is sometimes hard for me. When the inspiration hits, however, I will fit writing in whenever I can. That often means dinner is late or the laundry goes unwashed for a couple of days, but, thankfully, my family is supportive and understanding.

Question: What are your favorite characters that you have created? Tell us about them

I love Bracken, the main character in How I Became a Teenage Survivalist, because he is so sweet and easy-going, but I have to admit I love the main character in the book I'm writing now even more because of his resilience. His name is Ben, and he actually appears in How I Became a Teenage Survivalist for a couple of chapters. His story is much more raw and heart-rending than Bracken's, and yet he survives and comes through countless tragedies stronger and more empathetic.

Question: do you find you “mentally edit” other writers’ works as you read them? Does doing this help you or bother you?

Yes! LOL. Especially after working through the edits for my own books. That makes me hyper-aware of grammar in other writers' works. I try to ignore small errors, but glaring ones (like the misuse of apostrophes) make me grit my teeth. My writing is far from perfect, but I strive to make as few errors as possible.

Question: What music do you listen to, while writing?

I usually don't listen to music while I work. I have enough background noise in a house with three boys already, so I crave peace and quiet when I write.

Question: What do you eat while writing?

Baby carrots. Sometimes celery sticks. With or without Ranch dressing for dipping.

Five for Fun:

What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink? 

Water. I drink lots of cool, sweet water straight from our well every day.

What is your favourite cartoon character?

SpongeBob Squarepants. I love how kind and happy he always is.

What is your favourite movie of all time?

That's a hard one. I don't see many movies, but I do tend to like nerdy ones like Lord of the Rings and Terminator quite a bit.

What do you like to do for fun or just to relax?

I love to read! Many different genres of novels, magazine articles, stuff on the Internet; anything I can get my hands (or, I should say, eyes) on.

Question: Where can we find you on the web?

Author Julie L. Casey: http://www.julielcasey.com/

Julie L. Casey on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Julie-L.-Casey/e/B00943SWXQ/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_2

Julie L. Casey on Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/jucaseyatwindstreamdotnet

Julie L. Casey on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JulieLCasey

Stop Beating the Dead Horse: http://www.stopbeatingthedeadhorse.com/

How I Became a Teenage Survivalist: http://www.teenagesurvivalist.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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