Casey’s in the House! Please Welcome Casey Wyatt, Author of MYSTIC INK!

SMP: Tell us all about you! What would you most like your readers to know?

Casey: Can I say this is my least favorite question? A close second is “what inspired you to write your book?” I just can’t take myself that seriously! Casey is my pen name. My writer self. I guess someday I’ll create a backstory for her.

SMP:  Are you one of those writers born with a pen in your hand and ideas flitting through your mind, or did your interest develop later?

Casey: I was actually born with a paintbrush and a book in my hand.  Right up until college, I thought I was going to be an artist. But then, I convinced myself that I could never make a living being an artist, so I went to college and got degrees in Anthropology and Psychology. I don’t have a job in either of those fields – so much for practical. Writing came later, in my thirties. And I’m a lifelong reader.

SMP: When did you become serious about seeing your name in print and begin writing your first romance novel?

Casey: I clearly remember the moment I got serious – October 2009. I actually started writing in 1996, but then stopped in 2004, convinced I would never be a writer because I could never finish a book.  But then, those unfinished stories ate away at me. In 2009, I

Writer Cat #1

finally got my act together and decided to go for it. I completely re-wrote a novel I started in 2002 and finished it. It’s an urban fantasy called Ascension. My first romance – Mystic Ink – was written for NaNo WriMo in 2010. In 2011, I sold it to Soul Mate Publishing.

SMP: How long did it take you to complete your first manuscript? Did it fly from your fingertips, or did the story emerge slowly?

Casey: Once I realized why I couldn’t finish Ascension (I needed to outline the plot first), I completed it in about ten weeks.  It really did fly out of my head and onto the page. But don’t think it was good or anything. The story was solid, but back then, I had no clue about head hopping! That issue has since been fixed. Ascension is currently out on submission, so fingers crossed that someone wants to publish it.

SMP: Tell us about your writing process. Soft lights and music? White noise? Child-and-pet confusion? Locked in a room alone? What sets your writing mood and pushes you forward?

Casey: Writing happens anytime I have free moments. I just sit at my dining room table

Writer Cat #2

(which is my office!) and start typing. I’ve worked at home (for my necessary day job) for nineteen years. I’m really good at focusing and getting the work done. I’ve written an entire book with my youngest son playing X-Box live, yelling to his friends, the next room over.

SMP: What shining moment in your journey stands out the most as a real turning point for you as a writer?

Casey: Finishing my first book in 2009. That was the big victory moment for me. Everything since has been icing on the cake.

SMP: Tell us a little about what you’re currently working on.

Casey: Right at this moment, I’m writing Mystic Storm, the next book after Mystic Ink (Zephyr’s story). I have another book coming out, so I’m in the middle of edits. And I’m also finalizing the plot on another new novel.

I’m busy, busy, busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

SMP:Thanks so much for visiting with us today!

Mystic Ink:

The last thing Nix, a Sea Nymph, wants to see behind the dumpster near her tattoo shop is another dead mortal. She also doesn’t want to hear Hades piss and moan about how the souls of the dead aren’t making it to the Underworld. And Nix certainly doesn’t want to be attracted to supernatural police agent, Calder Quinne when he comes to investigate. All Nix really wants is to run her tattoo shop in peace and quiet. Hey, we don’t always get what we want, now do we?

Mystic Ink is available at:



Soul Mate Publishing:

About Casey Wyatt

Writer of PNR/UF, Doctor Who fangirl & collector of stray cats, visit me @ or instagram @caseywyattbooks
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57 Responses to Casey’s in the House! Please Welcome Casey Wyatt, Author of MYSTIC INK!

  1. Love Mystic Ink and can’t wait for Mystic Storm! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for you!

    • Casey Wyatt says:

      Thank you Meggan! I’m chugging away on Mystic Storm (not as fast as I would like). But you know how it is – too many stories – not enough time to write!

  2. Great interview! I agree with the first answer I don’t like that question either. Mystic Ink was fantastic!! Good luck with all the upcoming projects!!

    • Casey Wyatt says:

      I appreciate that Angela. Glad I’m not the only one who feels that way about certain inteview questions. And I’m so happy you enjoyed Mystic Ink! I was just in Mystic on Friday and my younger son and I had fun pointing out all the landmarks I used in the book.

  3. revrosevan says:

    I loved MYSTIC INK and can’t wait to read MYSTIC STORM! Keep writing, Casey–you have a great talent. Thanks for sharing the pictures of The Writer Cats, too! 🙂

    • Casey Wyatt says:

      Thanks for the praise Rose! You know how much I loved Merlyn’s Raven. And my cats are cutie pies. They are masters of the house now that my doggies are gone.

  4. Romance Reader Enthusiast says:

    Hi Casey: Loved your interview. Good luck with “Mystic Storm”. I’m sure it will be as successful, if not more, than “Mystic Ink”.

  5. Great interview, Casey. Best of luck with MYSTIC STORM –

  6. Casey–
    Paranormal romance isn’t my thing but I might make an exception for Mystic Ink. Nix sounds like an interesting character and I love Mystic.

    • Casey Wyatt says:

      Mystic is a fantastic place. My family just went there this past Friday. I you do decide to take a chance on Mystic Ink. Even though it’s paranormal, it’s still really love story at heart!

  7. B.J. Scott says:

    great interview!

    Best of luck with your new book and continued success with Mystic Ink

  8. Kitty cat lovers unite! You’re such a terrific gal, Casey, on every level. I loved Mystic Ink. It’s the perfect blend of smart, funny, and sexy. 🙂

  9. Jamie Brazil says:

    Love the pix of the cats! You’ve had an interesting journey and it just keeps getting more interesting. I look forward to reading another interview by you — a year from now. You have a bright future ahead. HUGS!

  10. Jamie Pope says:

    Hi Casey!

  11. shawnlpn1 says:

    Nice interview! I love your cover ( and cat). Big cat lover here! Book sounds fabulous!

    • Casey Wyatt says:

      Hi Shawn! Thanks for stopping by. And for the compliments on my cover and cats. I hope some day to find a way to get one of cutie cats onto my cover. I actually have two cats in Asecnsion (book I’m still trying to sell) that bear a striking resemblence to Madeline and Pepito! Imagine that!

  12. Susan Muller says:

    Can’t wait for the follow up to Mystic Ink. Keep writing!

  13. Great interview!! I’m sure Mystic will be just as successful as Mystic Ink

  14. Tam Linsey says:

    I love getting to know my favorite authors a little better. Thank you for sharing your journey with us!

  15. I was a serial-never completed my books person- as well, and when I FINALLY did it… Well… The feeling was beyond any words! Congrats and love the writer kitties!

  16. dehelen says:

    Hi Casey! Loved the interview. What is head hopping? Sounds like something I don’t want to catch! Thanks for the cat pix. My cat is my muse.

    • Casey Wyatt says:

      Thanks Sandra! I know head hopping sounds ominous, doesn’t it? It used to be prevalent in a lot of books, but more recently, editors frown upon it. Head hopping is when you switch a character’s point of view in the middle of a scene. I admit, now that I know about it, as a reader is annoys me to no end because suddenly your in someone else’s head and it can be jarring!

  17. Hey Casey, I read Mystic Ink and loved it … can’t wait to read Mystic Storm! Sounds like you are really busy. Way to go, Girl!

  18. Casey Wyatt says:

    Thanks Gerri. I’m glad you enjoyed the book! 🙂

  19. guardian30 says:

    Hi Casey,

    Your book sounds wonderful! I do love paranormal, even though I write historical. And my degree is in Sociology because I wanted to be a theater major. I’m not working in that field either. You’re right, so much for practicallity.

    Have a Magical Day!
    Dawn Ireland

  20. mandicasey says:

    Great interview and I love the cat pictures 🙂 congrats on your release!

  21. Callie Hutton says:

    Loved the interview and the pictures. Best of luck with Mystic Ink, sounds interesting.

  22. ravenraye says:

    Loved the interview, the cats, you writing in your dining room… Did I mention I love the cats? Mystic Ink sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to read it.


    • Casey Wyatt says:

      Hi Raven! I hope you enjoy the book. For Christmas, I bought a lap desk so now I can write sitting on the couch too. Saves on the neck strain and the cats can try and get in my lap too!

  23. Misty Dietz says:

    Your book sounds great, Casey! 🙂

  24. kendrajames4 says:

    Loved the cats and the interview. Best of luck, Casey.

  25. jannashay says:

    Great interview. I loved Mystic Ink and can hardly wait for Mystic Storm.
    Head hopping was a problem with my first manuscript also. I hope it never
    comes back.
    Thanks for sharing. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you and hope to continue our
    sisterhood for many years to come.

    • Casey Wyatt says:

      Thank you Janna! I’m so happy you enjoyed the book. And I’ve really enjoyed getting to know everyone better too! We rock (not that I’m biased or anything)!

  26. Aww! Writer Cat #1 looks like my late Rhett! Congrats on the book!

    • Casey Wyatt says:

      Thanks Rebecca. I’m sorry to hear about Rhett. I lost my oldest cat Ollie last year (18 1/2) and my dog Oreo (13) so I know how it feels to lose a furry loved one.

  27. Katy Lee says:

    You are great at focusing! Better than anyone I know. 🙂 Can’t wait for Zephar’s story! But you already knew that.

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