This week’s guest on Inheritance Books is historical romance writer Ruth A Casie.
Welcome to Inheritance Books, Ruth. Please tell us a bit about yourself.
You’re very welcome!
I write communication and marketing materials for a large US bank. Four years ago I offered to help a friend write a romance. I’ve always had stories in my head but never thought to write them down. Denise gave me a push. My family was supportive and while Denise put up her pen to train for the New York Marathon and look at colleges with her daughter, I wrote historic fantasies. My first book, Knight of Runes, was published in November, 2011 by Carina Press. In December, 2012, Harlequin included the book in its book club. My new book, The Guardian’s Witch was released July 1 also published by Carina Press.
Which book have you inherited from generations above and why is it special?
I inherited a two volume set of The Works of Shakespeare from my Dad. He was an avid antique collector and bought them at auction in Atlanta, Georgia. There are three names on the inside cover, W.H. Kimball ’88 (I assume 1888), John Pattillo 1946, and my Dad, Aaron Breus. The books were printed by Virtue and Yorston. I have a smaller, easier to handle complete Shakespeare but these books thrilled my Dad when he bought them and he was eager to pass them on to me. I proudly display them in my living room.
Which book would you leave to future generations and why?
Where the Wild Things Are, story and illustrations by Maurice Sendak.
The story is about a little boy, Max, who dons a wolf’s costume. Dressed as a wild thing, he disrupts the house and his mother sends him to his room. (I can’t remember how many times I’ve sent my children to their room for a time out!) Upset with his mother his room changes into a jungle. He sails off to an island inhabited by wild things that he ‘tames’ and is hailed the island king. He plays with his new friends but ultimately there is no place like home and he returns to find his mother has left him a hot dinner.
My children loved this book. My older daughter, Staci, now a pre-school teacher, had her class make masks and act out the story. As a special surprise for them she had a cake made for the occasion.
I’ve cheated here. I’ve already given this book to Staci’s children. I hope they are as creative and mischievous as Max (and their mother).
We’re big fans of Where the Wild Things Are in our house too and I LOVE that cake! I bet they had a great Wild Rumpus.
Thank you for sharing your Inheritance Books with us Ruth. Where can we find out more about you and your books?
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