On this day two years ago, I posted birthday wishes for Dante, the hero of my first published novel, Wandering Soul. I gave my readers a peek into what his life was like before the events of that story (they took place starting on April 25). Wandering Soul is about Elsa Sinclair, a time-traveling romance … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Dante!
I have a tradition with The Summer Park Psychics. Whenever there's a new release, I like to write a little backstory piece about that title. For Lingering Touch, I decided on a moment that takes place right before the action of that book. We learn in Wandering Soul that Garrett was concerned enough about Elsa's … Continue reading Lingering Touch Backstory —The Limo
I have to admit, it was difficult to write Lingering Touch. I delved into some very dark places that I did not want to think about. There were scenes where I actually had to walk away from my keyboard, psyching myself up to write what came next. And then there were the edits with my … Continue reading Multiple Perspectives
Working with Samhain Publishing on my books has been amazing. I've been learning so much about the publishing process and everything involved in getting a book out there. My writing has improved, my understanding of cover art, and my general knowledge about the timelines (I'm starting to understand the whole "Hurry! Wait... Hurry! Wait..." thing). … Continue reading Wandering Soul has a Book Trailer!
A very happy birthday to Elsa Sinclair, who is 31 today (if she was real). It is the first birthday that she spends with Dante. For that and many other reasons, this is the very best birthday she has ever experienced. Her friends are in a jubilant mood, and are spending the day at her … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Elsa!
Did I not mention yesterday, Wandering Soul is out in the world? I can only hope it is being well received and bringing joy to the people reading it. Okay, joy by the end. The characters have to go through challenges to get to their happy-ever-after! In case you haven't had a chance to read … Continue reading Wandering Soul
Today is the release day for Wandering Soul! Happy Birthday, dear book! When I signed on with Samhain Publishing, it seemed like this day was so far away. Looking back, the time flew by! I've learned so much and had such an amazing experience working with my editor, Holly Atkinson, and all the people at … Continue reading It’s Here!
This just in... I decided to look for reviews of Wandering Soul and found one that just came out today! Hurray for serendipity! http://www.longandshortreviews.com/book-reviews/wandering-soul-by-cassandra-chandler/ I'm over-the-moon that the reviewer not only liked it so well but mentioned several things that I was specifically trying to accomplish with the book! The paranormal aspects in this book … Continue reading Wandering Soul Review!
It has been surreal to think about the events of Wandering Soul taking place each day as I’m living my normal life. Walking through the grocery store, I’m picturing Elsa and Dante in Florida. They would be eating breakfast at about that time. Are they having pancakes? Cereal? I didn’t write that moment, so I … Continue reading Reality + Alternate Reality = Surreality
On April 2 of the year 1881, in the world of Wandering Soul, Dante Lucerne—the hero of the book—celebrated his 36th birthday. He spent the day in quiet reflection, wandering through the theatre where he worked and lived. Rather than give in to the feelings of isolation that sometimes plagued him due to people’s reaction … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Dante!