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Author Interview: Casie Aufenthie

Interview

Use three to five words to describe yourself.

Coffee-addict, mom, indie author

Can you give us a little background on your debut?

My debut, The Drift, is a new adult scify romance published March of 2021. Its sequel, The Symbiosis, is coming in 2022.

Can you give us any insight into your planning and writing process?

I let the characters guide most of the story, but I have a clear idea of major pulse points for each book.

Silence or music or other when writing/editing?

Music before but silence during.

You can erase one book or series from your mind entirely so that you can read it again for the first time, which do you erase?

The Dragonriders of Pern

Who are some of your favourite authors/books?

Anne McCaffrey and Dean Koontz

Who are your favourite book characters?

Sarcastic sidekicks and strong but feminine leads

Do you have any favourite magic systems?

Any that have limitations or risks to use them

You can bring one world from a book or series to life and live there, which world do you choose

Pern so I could see dragons

What book or series would you love to see on the big screen?

Dragonriders of Pern

You can collaborate with one other author, who do you choose?

Dean Koontz

Have any cultures/civilisations inspired your writing?

I try to bring in a lot of cultures since my dystopia is global.

What is your favourite mythical creature?

Dragon

What is your favourite mythical race?

Elf

You can have one superpower, what is it?

Stop time

You have the ability to morph into any real creature. Which creature do you choose?

Falcon

You can go back in time and live a different period of history, when do you choose?

Just the 80s since too far back I’d probably get myself killed.

You can meet any five people in the world, who would you choose?

Dean Koontz, Isabel Allende, Sabaa Tahir, Drew Fuller, Sally Pressman

Would you rather…

  • ride a dragon or fly a spaceship?
  • have the ability to fly or be indestructible?
    • Fly
  • be an elf or an orc?
    • Elf
  • have the ability to travel to mythical worlds, from your favourite books, or the ability to travel faster than light and visit planets and solar systems in this universe?
    • Worlds from books
  • face one orc or three goblins in battle?
    • 3 goblins…I think I can trick them…
  • be an expert swordsman or archer?
    • Archer
  • be able to wield elemental magic or raise and control the dead?
    • Elemental magic
  • live in a city under the ocean or one floating in the clouds?
    • Clouds
  • be able to see the past or see the future?
    • Future

Thank you for taking the time, we really appreciate it.