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May 2018: Debut Novel Inspiration
~ Ruth A. Casie ~

CTR asked:
QUESTION: What inspired you to write your debut novel?

Ruth A. Casie said:
I’ve always had stories in my head, just ask my older sister. I clearly remember dressed in my cowgirl shirt, boots and hat waiting at the back door for her to come home from high school. I made her put on what would pass (in my estimation) as a cowgirl shirt. We both went into the backyard and she watched as I rode my tricycle/steed pretending to conquer the wild west.

But writing stories? I never thought about actually writing them down. The inspiration came years later when a friend toyed with the idea of writing a romance novel. I had been doing a great deal of international travel for work and took stacks of romance books (this was before ebooks) with me. I enjoyed historicals and their happily-ever-after endings. I asked if she wanted a beta reader. After meeting and discussing plots, heroes and heroines we decided to each write a book and sell them as a set.

We had a great time planning, plotting and penning. However, she was at a different place in her life, visiting colleges with her daughter and training for the New York Marathon. I on the other hand, started writing a story and the world opened up for me. I didn’t want to stop, so with her encouragement, I went on and finished my book.

We’re still good friends. She never finished her book. I wrote Knight of Runes and created the Druid Knight series with the release of Knight of Rapture. I think there may be a Knight of Redemption in the future.

I wrote another historic fantasy series, The Stelton Legacy and even ventured into contemporary suspense.

I love the create process of writing. I don’t think I can stop and really… I don’t want to.


Knight of Runes by Ruth A. Casie cover

Knight of Runes

[Historic Time Travel Fantasy Romance]

England, 1605

When Lord Arik, a druid knight, finds Rebeka Tyler wandering his lands without protection, he swears to keep her safe. But Rebeka can take care of herself. When Arik sees her clash with a group of attackers using a strange fighting style, he’s intrigued.

Rebeka is no ordinary seventeenth-century woman—she’s travelled back from the year 2011, and she desperately wants to return to her own time. She poses as a scholar sent by the king to find out what’s killing Arik’s land. But as she works to decode the ancient runes that are the key to solving this mystery and sending her home, she finds herself drawn to the charismatic and powerful Arik.

As Arik and Rebeka fall in love, someone in Arik’s household schemes to keep them apart, and a dark druid with a grudge prepares his revenge. Soon Rebeka will have to decide whether to return to the future or trust Arik with the secret of her time travel and her heart.

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