Check out this author spotlight for Cassie Greutman!
You can find all her links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out her books!
1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!
Thanks so much for having me! I’m excited to be here 🙂 I’m just a small town Ohio girl who has always loved stories in any form. You can usually find me typing away at my computer or playing out in the barn with my ponies.
2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 (or more!) of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!
Winter, spring, summer or autumn?
Autumn! Spring is muddy with big storms, summer is hot and buggy, and winter used to be my favorite, but now I work outdoors eight hours a day, and now I’m not a fan!
Cat or dog?
Both! I have three dogs and two cats!
Tea or coffee? Hot chocolate 😉
Morning or evening?
I like the quiet of the evening, after the work is all done 🙂
Library or museums?
Can I say both again? I enjoy either!
Hunter or gatherer?
Witches or wizards?
Wizards! I love epic fantasy. And urban fantasy. And portal fantasy. Okay, all fantasy.
Ninjas or pirates?
Wow, that’s a hard one. Uhhh, ninjas.
Mountains or beaches?
Mountains for sure! I love the quiet J
Plotter or pantser?
I used to be a hardcore pantser, and now I’m somewhere in between with a general outline.
Pen and paper or computer/phone?
I use a pen and paper when I’m on the move, and a computer when I’m home.
Standalone or series?
Series, every time! I get very attached to characters, and I want to check in on my favorites.
Book or ebook?
Book. Unless I’m on vacation, and the amount of books I can take with me is limited.
Hero or anti-hero?
Hero. I love reading about people trying to do the right thing.
3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?
I love odd friendships! People who are supposed to be enemies and yet somehow aren’t, animals and people, doesn’t matter 🙂
4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!
I write YA urban fantasy with strong themes about the importance of family, whether that’s blood related or not! My main series, Penchant for Trouble, has three books out in it right now. It’s about a fae girl being raised in the human foster care system who is blackmailed by the Faerie Council to help capture an escaped fae fugitive. I also have a portal series started, which will crossover with the Penchant for Trouble world. It’s called the Arnath Chronicles.
5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
The latest story to come out is Orcus Fled, book one in the Arnath Chronicles! It’s about a girl who is forced to use her control of the elements to fight in wars she wants no part in. Until she escapes. But a magical bracelet is trying to force her back. She’ll have to learn to trust a friend, or be forced to fight for the rest of her life.
6. What real-life inspiration do you draw from, and what are your primary fictional sources of inspiration (books, authors, films, music, etc.)? Name a few!
My parents were foster parents even before I was born, so I had many foster siblings over the years. When I got old enough to notice how foster parents are portrayed in movies, books, and TV, I was annoyed. Most foster parents are amazing people trying to help kids. So I decided to write a story where the foster parents are the good guys! And from that, Dan and Nina from Penchant for Trouble were born
7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!
My life is pretty hectic, so I don’t have a specific writing routine. I tell myself that I must write 600 words a day. Those add up pretty quickly, and on top of that, once I get started with my words for the day, most of the time I can’t stop! I love living in the story worlds of my books 🙂
8. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice as you started out on the path to becoming an author, what would it be?
Go into this with no expectations, enjoy the journey and the people who enjoy your work! Set strong goals and follow through!
9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!
I’m not on Twitter much, but if you contact me there, I’ll definitely see it! Thanks so much for having me!!!