Ten in Ten with Author Ruth A. Casie
On Writing and the Author:
What Ruth A. Casie does: I’m a historic fantasy author writing stories about women finding their power and the men who deserve them.
Why Ruth A. Casie likes it: Childhood secret friends may be normal but I’ve had characters in my head ever since I can remember. Once I put them on paper, wrote their story and breathed into them, I was so hooked.
Inspiration comes from: The inspiration for my first story, Knight of Runes, came from watching a TV program by Ancestry.com. How would today’s woman react if she were tossed back 400 years? How would the people she met react? The inspiration for my second story, The Guardian’s Witch, came from the premise that sometimes we don’t embrace who we really are. What would happen if you hid your talents and it was those very talents you would need to save the man you love?
If not writing, then what? When I’m not writing I’m reading either for pleasure or research. My to-be-read pile is out of hand on my book shelf and my Kindle!
What's next? My critique group is putting out an anthology of short Christmas stories. My short story is a prequel to my first book, Knight of Runes. I also have follow up books planned for Knight of Runes and The Guardian’s Witch.
On the latest release:
Name of your main character? The heroine in my new release, The Guardian’s Witch, is Lisbeth Reynolds, a 16th century woman who happens to be a witch.
What your main character does that you wish you could do. She has a sixth sense and see things before they happen. I probably could have used this more when my kids were small.
Something your main character would never do. Lisbeth is also a healer. She would never turn away from someone in need.
What your main character say about you (the author). That we are both trusting compassionate people.
What your main character would say you do that embarrasses her: That those steamy dreams she had about Alex – well, between her magic and his, they were real. If only she had known.
Knight of Runes
It’s the 21st century, time travel is still an H.G. Wells (Wellsian) fantasy but not for Rebeka Tyler. The renowned renaissance scholar finds herself tossed into the 17th century. While trying to find her way back she discovers the only person who knows the answer but it will cost her dearly, her heart, and if she’s lucky, her future, for she has not been tossed into the past, but returned to where she belongs.
The Guardian's Witch
In order to save the man she loves from being executed for treason and prevent being married off to another, Lady Lisbeth Reynolds, must make a crucial decision. Dare she rely on her knight, Lord Alex Stelton, to find a way to save them both or does she trust her magic and risk exposure as a witch?