Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cassietta Jefferson - Be Still and Know - Author Interview

Author Interview

1) Who is your favorite character?
At this point, I think Kai is my favorite character.

2) Why is he/she your favorite?
I love that she’s flawed; she’s not perfect at all, she’s made mistakes and poor choices like we all have and I think it makes her more relatable. I also love that there’s an innocence and vulnerability about her but at the same time, she’s quite confident.

3) How did you come to create him/her?
Kai is a combination of me, my friends, some of my family, and young women that I’ve met along the way.

4) When did he/she first enter your mind?
I first “met” Kai about 12 years ago. I was struggling to get over something and I was meeting different young women who were struggling with some of the same things. Kai was developed as a way for me to address some of the issues that we were all struggling with.

5) Where was he/she given life in the creative process?
She was actually the center of the creative process. Kai was born as a result of me wanting to speak to certain issues and struggles that women face. The book was actually written around her story.

6) What do like the most about him/her and what do you dislike the most about him/her?
What I like most about Kai is that somewhere between the first and the last pages, she grows and matures. She has a way of pulling the reader in and just when they’re ready to dislike her, she does something that changes their minds. I think I may dislike the fact that she’s doesn’t have any quirks. I happen to like a quirky, kind of funny character.

About the Book

Bitterness and deception always manage to find their way to the surface. Be Still & Know is a novel about finding love after devastating heartbreak and the challenges of learning to trust again.

Kai Bennett never believed that she was worthy of love. Too many years of being mistreated left her bitter and uncertain of her own self-worth. Finding validation in men, money, and trinkets, she has little use for a man becoming a permanent fixture in her life. That was until she met Alvin. What starts as a game of cat and mouse quickly develops into something Kai is unsure she is ready to handle.

Alvin Reigns discovered long ago that in love, there were no happy endings. He had fallen in love once, and vowed to never again allow any woman that much control over his heart. Kai Bennett was an unexpected surprise who made him want to believe in the possibility of a happy ending. After many years of self-preservation, Alvin is unsure if he should trust Kai with his heart. How will Alvin and Kai learn to trust and create their own happy ending?

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About the Author

Cassietta Jefferson is a contemporary Christian author, publisher, and blogger. She is the newest Editor in Chief for Journey, the For My Sister Friends newsletter, and the founder of Virtuous Ink Publishing. She has a passion for reading and writing, and seeks to provide her readers with the best in contemporary Christian literature. Cassietta is currently preparing for the release of a collection of short stories as well as the much anticipated follow up to her first novel.

Link to connect with Cassietta:
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