For installment seven of the One Book Interview, I’m happy to present an American author who writes (and reads!) young adult fiction, supernatural, fantasy sci-fi, and dystopian novels – all with a twist of romance.
Good people of the Internet, please give a rousing One-Book-Interview welcome* to one of New Mexico’s own: Casey Hays.
Name one book:
1 – everyone should read
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This is a moving tale told by Death. It’s a story about life and love and respect for humanity. It left me speechless, and the last line of the book is a favorite of mine. Very compelling.
2 – you would take with you if you were going to be marooned on Mars
The Angel Series by Sharon Shinn. This series would be perfect for an off planet continual read. Full of hope and a great love story, too!
3 – you took a chance on and were pleasantly surprised by
Little Bee by Chris Cleave. I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It’s a dark, quirky story about a Nigerian orphan who ends up in Britain. Her story is quite touching.
4 – you’ve written that is your favourite
Probably The Archer, the second book in my Arrow’s Flight Series. It’s the bridge book between books one and two, and it’s just full of emotion. I think I did a decent job with imagery and made my readers feel something amazing.
5 – that has influenced you most as a person
The Bible – I’m a Christian, and God’s word is the greatest influence over every decision I make.
6 – that has influenced you most as a professional
Anything by Shakespeare – I truly believe his works are the greatest literary treasure next to the Bible. You want to see humans screw up and get redeemed… or justice perhaps? Read the Bible first, then read something by Shakespeare.
7 – of yours that prospective readers should start with if they want to get to know your work and where they can get it.
Breeder: Arrow’s Flight 1. I have a full series planned and the first of four novellas in this series published so far.
You can find Casey at: http://www.whisperingpages.com/
Casey Hays lives in New Mexico with her husband and two children. She is a former high school English teacher turned author. She loves Young Adult Fiction as well as supernatural, fantasy sci-fi, and dystopian–all with a twist of romance. She is the author of four works: “The Cadence” a YA supernatural romance, and Arrow’s Flight, a YA dystopian sci-fi series: Breeder, The Archer, and Master, which released on January 15, 2016. Her short story “Edge of a Promise” is featured in the collaborative anthology PREP FOR DOOM, published June 18, 2015. Currently, she is working on a series of novellas for Arrow’s Flight, as well as a YA supernatural romance based on the legend of the Phoenix.
*(Apologies for the intro - I think I need to get out more . . .)