I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the Cut Her Out in Little Stars by Daniele Kasper Blog Tour hosted by The Book Terminal Tours.
Check out my interview below!
About the Book
Cara DeLeon is a woman lost in time. She’s stuck at a job she hates in a city she wants to escape. When tragedy strikes on a subway train, Cara awakens to find herself in the future, but not the one she dreamed of. Her old life is a distant memory and nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a future on the brink of war, she must learn how to navigate this strange new universe.
Commander of the Confederation Fleet Nikolas Caine is a man haunted by past sins as he defends the star system he has dedicated his life to protect. His ship is attacked by space raiders called Hostiles and Cara is discovered on board. Her arrival sets into motion a chain of events that will change his world forever.
Cara uncovers dark secrets that threaten to tear the star system apart and endanger her life. She must fight to survive if she wants to get home to her family. Battling a looming war and his growing feelings for Cara, Caine must finish his mission. Of course, Cara would end up falling for the one man dead set on sending her home. As the ghosts of his past catch up to Caine, Cara finds herself struggling to face her future.
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What was it like writing a novel that is based around time travel?
It has been very interesting because there was a lot of science involved. I wanted to do my research to make it as plausible and realistic as possible. In the long run, the time travel piece is a small part of the whole story and there were so many other parts that were so in depth and involved when it came to world building. It was really time consuming, literally building an entire universe. There were so many tiny details I had to take into consideration but also a lot of parts that got scrapped and left out because I didn’t want the book to end up being 800 pages long.
What has your writing journey been like? How many manuscripts did you submit before Cut Her Out in Little Stars was picked up?
My writing journey has been very long and convoluted. I started writing this book about twelve or thirteen years ago. I was in college. At that time I was writing as a hobby, only for myself and purely for enjoyment. Once I graduated the book got put on the back burner for a long time. I would work on it here and there, maybe once or twice a year but I didn’t start really hammering it out until about four years ago. I finished it and submitted it to a publisher who turned out to be a huge scam. Lawyers got involved, it got really ugly and I nearly lost the book in the process because they attempted to steal it from it. Fortunately, I got it back and started the submission process all over again. I had learned a lot and did a lot of research on who I submitted to. I got a lot of rejections and didn’t hear from twice as many as I heard no from. Finally, I got the one yes and the rest is history.
Has traveling throughout your life helped fuel your writing?
Traveling has been a huge inspiration for me but also in developing Cara’s character. She is a dreamer and she has this longing deep inside of her for an adventure. She is stuck in New York City but she wants to get out and see the world. In her mind, there is so much more out there to experience, to see and learn and do. Unfortunately, as the old adage goes, be careful what you wish for, and she gets a little more than she bargained for. At first, she doesn’t think this is the adventure she wants but she soon realizes it might be the adventure she needs. I think that is something I learned in my travels. The experiences that happen to us may not be what we planned and they might not have been what we wanted for ourselves but in the long run they were what we needed to grow and learn. Sometimes, looking back, our hindsight is 20/20 and the crazy times or the difficult times are also the times where we learn the most about what we are truly capable of.
What has been the most surprising throughout your writing journey?
I have been surprised both in some good ways and bad ways. But, for this, let’s focus on the positive. The reading community is amazing. Everyone has been so supportive. I was really scared to put my work out there. You’re putting your brain child out there for people to judge and that can be a very difficult thing to do. Everyone has been so nice and friendly. I have made some really great friends just through starting conversations about books and reading.
What are you working on now?
I am working on two things simultaneously. I am working on a sequel to CHOILS and also a YA Fantasy as well.
About the Author
Daniele Kasper’s travels have taken her around the world and back again, but her favorite adventures will always be found between the covers of a good book. From rescuing dolphins in the Florida Keys, to getting chased by grizzly bears in Alaska, Daniele has taken her adventures and used them as inspiration for her writing. Eventually, she married a horse trainer and settled down in central Michigan. She is now a farm girl with her husband, The Cowboy. They have four rescue dogs, a multitude of cats and chickens and a couple of cowponies. Daniele loves reading and writing fantasy and science fiction. She also loves all things Outlander and Disney, can’t grow a garden to save her life and occasionally moonlights as an elementary teacher.
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