Thanks to Cassandra Giovanni for this interview!
You can read my review of Finding the Cure HERE
Publication date: June 18, 2015
Category: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Ellie Abela’s life has been anything but easy. Tragedy follows her where ever she goes, and she’s been a lot of places. At twenty she’s lived in over ten different states, all because of her dad’s career in medical research. His career is just another list of the causes of tragedies in El’s life. He’s dying, and with every breath he takes closer to Heaven, Ellie dies a little bit inside too.At twelve she lost her mom in a drunk driving accident, and in a matter of months she fears she’ll lose the last person she has in the world to cancer.
While Ellie’s life has been rife with sadness, Trent Wentworth’s has been a challenge. A drug-addicted mom and a dead-beat dad meant at twenty three he was the adoptive father of his two year old sister. Now at twenty five he’s working his way up the corporate ladder and a struggling single parent.
Each is searching for a cure to the things in their lives dragging them down.
Not all cures are black and white; not all cures save us–and sometimes saving isn’t what we need. Sometimes we just need to realize how lucky we are to be alive, at least for this moment.
~~ About Finding the cure ~~
What was the hardest part of writing Finding the Cure?
The entire book was emotionally draining, but I was going through a rough time dealing with the death of a loved one, so it gave me an at pain.
What was your favorite chapter to write and why?
There were so many, but I really liked the ones where the characters began to develop. I enjoyed writing the scene where Trent’s past catches up with him. There’s a lot of development in both Trent and Ellie in that moment.
Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the main characters?
Honestly, there really isn’t anyone in particular. Look wise, there’s this gentlemen on my pinterest board who looks exactly as I see Trent, while Ellie just looks like the girl on the cover. If I had to pick someone, maybe Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
~~ About Cassandra ~~
What books have most influenced your life and your writing?
I would say JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series and anything Jane Austen. I just love the worlds they created and how they did it. I don’t think they influenced my writing, though — but my love for reading.
How do you develop your plots and characters?
I wish I had some really great solid answer, that I use all these charts and creative prompts–but I don’t. They come to me and I run with it.
What is your favourite motivational phrase?
Just do it.
What is your favorite book?
Emma by Jane Austen.
Who’s your favorite book boyfriend? From a book you wrote? From a book you didn’t write?
From my books…that’s a tough one– Kellin from Rebel Cause, which isn’t even published yet! From a book I didn’t write would be Mr. Knightly.
What is your preferred way to get in touch with your readers (Facebook, Twitter, blog, website…) ?
Twitter is the easiest way to talk to people, so probably that.
What are your future projects?
Goodness– I just have so many. Coming in 2016 we have Faded Perfection and Finding Perfection to complete the Beautifully Flawed series, along with City on Fire, which is a standalone and then Awesome Aussie’s Adventure from my children’s series Finding Freckles. In 2017 I’m looking forward to expanding my spec fiction books with Deadly Sins, and Let the Fates decided. Also looking at the Metal Life series, which is a set of standalones all about metal musicians including Behind the Lens, Rebel Cause and others!
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About the author
Cassandra doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening.
Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England with their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.
Cassandra Giovanni is published by Show n’ot Tell Publishing based out of Connecticut, USA.