Saturday, 26 October 2013

~ Author Interview Laura Jane Cassidy ~

Hello all you Lovely people!

I am so excited to interviewing Laura Jane Cassidy, Author of Angel Kiss & Eighteen Kisses. 

If you have checked out my reviews or entered the awesome giveaway, here they are:

Angel Kiss review & Eighteen Kisses review & giveaway

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I’m a twenty-six-year-old writer from Ireland. I love reading, making playlists and rewatching episodes of Gilmore Girls.

Are you working on any new books? Yes! I’m currently writing a novel about a twenty-five-year-old poet called Jane, who works at a fictional Dublin literary journal called The Yellow Pearl.

How much research do you do? I did a lot of research for Angel Kiss and Eighteen Kisses, because the Jacki King series has a large crime element. It was important that the forensic details were accurate and realistic. I love doing research - it’s one of my favourite things about being a writer. I use the Internet and libraries, and also talk to professionals in various fields. 
When did you decide to become a writer and what inspired you? I was nine years old when I first knew that I wanted to be a writer. Roald Dahl’s books were a huge influence on me. My Grandad was also an inspiration, and encouraged me to write my own stories.
Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors? I read a lot, but I only ever finish books that I’m really enjoying. My favourite authors are Roald Dahl and John Green. I met John Green this year, and had a major fangirl moment. I admire his work so much.
What book/s are you reading at present? I’ve just recently finished two books: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider and Vivian Versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle. Both were excellent. At the moment I’m rereading The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾.  I think it’s one of the funniest books ever written.
Tell us about the cover and how it/they came about: My publishers, Penguin, choose and designed the cover. I love it! The girl on the front looks really like how I imagined my main character, Jacki, to be.
How successful has your quest for reviews been so far? My awesome publicist at Penguin arranged most of my reviews, which I am very grateful for. I used to read all my reviews, but I don't have enough time any more. I do like seeing nice ones though, especially when they have been written by young readers. 
What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews? I think reviews are a necessary part of being a writer, and negative reviews don’t really affect me that much. I studied Drama in college, were constructive criticism and reviews were a big part of the craft, so I was used to that side of things. 
What is your favourite motivational phrase: "Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen."
What is your favourite positive saying: ‘There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.’ – C.S. Lewis
What is your favourite book and why? Matilda by Roald Dahl. It was my first ever favourite book and I think it’s genius.

Where can you see yourself in 5 years time? Oh gosh, I have no idea what I’ll be doing in 5 years time! But I hope I’ll be writing.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers? 
Be patient and positive. And rewrite.
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Author Bio
Laura Jane Cassidy was born in 1986 in Co. Kildare in Ireland and has taken time out from her studies at Trinity College Dublin to write full-time. She dislikes when people use the Internet to cheat at table quizzes, but likes when they use it to visit her popular blog - http://laurajanecassidy.com where she talks about book-related matters as well as playlists, fashion and lots of other stuff.

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Thank you Laura for taking some time out for my interview and for the awesome swag for the giveaway. Thank you to everyone who took some time out to get to know the lovely Laura! 

Love 
Chanzie 



6 comments:

  1. Great review!!!! I have nominated you on a liebster award, i hope you will check out this link http://crasyabout.blogspot.com/2013/10/got-nomineed-for-liebster-award.html :))

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    1. Lol Thanks Sweety :) I actually nominated you for this a while back :p but I will check it out!

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  2. Great interview! I am glad to learn that I am not the only one who loves watching reruns of the Gilmore Girls. :)

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  3. Great interview. I love when you can tell the author did research in their book.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer and I agree :) Laura is lovely and you can see the growth she has made as a writer in her books! Research does play such a big role :)

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