The House of Kane is an excellent fiction novel and I was caught up in the book from the first page!
It is rare that a book grabs my interest so quickly. The story line excellent, the characters believable, the writing style very good.
The book focuses on two publishers and it seems like one publisher is losing manuscripts to another publisher in the same city-New York. There appears to be a ‘bad apple’ in one of the publishing companies who is so keen on being an author herself that she takes a manuscript, gives it a new title, changes the story a bit and submits it as hers!
At the same time a love story is happening so this book has romance as well. You cannot help but root for both Aislinn and Caldwell, one divorced and the other a widower. Give it a read! You will not be disappointed!
Do you have another profession besides writing?
Yes. I opened the Barbara Casey Agency in 1995 and represent authors throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Japan. Before that, I was a freelance editor. Also, in 2014, I was named a partner with Strategic Media Books, an independent publisher of primarily nonfiction.
How long have you been writing?
I can’t remember not ever writing. As a young kid, I loved to write poems. When I got a little older, I started writing short stories about the American Civil War. My first published book was a middle grade novel, which was quickly followed by a second. From that I turned to adult and young adult fiction and occasionally nonfiction.
Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it?
I’m not sure if it is writer’s block, or if I just get tired. It seems there just isn’t enough time during a day to do everything I need to do. But I am a walker. And I have three wonderful rescue dogs who adopted me who make sure that I do walk. That usually clears my head or helps me solve a difficult theme or paragraph I am working on.
What is your next project?
Actually, I have two new projects I am working on. One is a nonfiction book which is scheduled for release February 1, 2017. The other is the third book in the F.I.G. Mysteries, a young adult series I am writing.
Thank you, Victoria, for interviewing me and for your interest in The House of Kane. I wish you and your bloggers all the best.
Barbara Casey is a partner in Strategic Media Books, and president of the Barbara Casey Agency, representing authors throughout the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Japan. She is also a manuscript consultant and the author of numerous articles, poems, and short stories.
Her award-winning novels have received national recognition, including the Independent Publishers Book Award. Her novel, The House of Kane, was considered for a Pulitzer nomination, and The Gospel According to Prissy, also a contemporary adult novel received several awards including the prestigious IPPY Award for Best Regional Fiction. Her most recent young adult novel, The Cadence of Gypsies, received the Independent Publishers Living Now Award and was reviewed by the Smithsonian for its list of Best Books.
Ms. Casey makes her home on the top of a mountain in northwest Georgia with her husband and three dogs who adopted her: Benton, a hound-mix, Fitz, a miniature dachshund, and Gert, a Jack Russel terrier of sorts.
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