Author Interview with Ruth A. Casie, author of The Lady and the Barrister

Please join me in welcoming Ruth A. Casie, author of The Lady and the Barrister. This gorgeous cover and blurb is sure to appeal to romance readers. .Take a look at the inspiration behind Ruth’s writing, her upcoming project, and an excellent definition of success.


Title: The Lady and the Barrister

Author: Ruth A. Casie

Genre: Historical Romance


She swore she’d help him find his soul mate.
Will she realize he has met his match?

After two failed London Seasons the fussy heiress doesn’t have a suitor. Her close friend, a newly minted duke cannot keep the mothers with single daughters away. They make a pact to pretend to court while they find each other the perfect mate. When will they realize, they don’t have to look very far.

Lady Anna Ravencroft, a shy but much-admired organizer and hostess, has accepted that marriage might not be in her future after two failed seasons. Lord Fraser Castleton, a London barrister and her long-time friend, confides in her about being the target of every mother with an unmarried daughter. Together, they decide to find a mate for each other. Meanwhile, Richard Younge, a political aspirant, wants to marry a wealthy woman, and he sees an opportunity in Lady Anna. As two men vie for her affection, Lady Anna must decide who she truly wants.


Where do you get your ideas? 

Some of my story ideas come from my family or things I’ve experienced. For instance, The Lady and the Quill. It’s the story of a Regency female author who gets a bad review and thinks her career is over. I took the idea from the first review I ever received. I even used some of the phrases in my story. Nearly 25 books later, it was my revenge!

What has been your biggest challenge?

My biggest challenge is conflict. I know. A story is all about conflict and conflict resolution. Parts of my first draft has everyone cooperative, likable, and it’s all boring! I go through and ask “what is the worse that can happen to [fill in the character’s name].

When I wrote the sequel to my time travel romance and the hero said he would never leave the heroine. I made him return to his time. I cried when I wrote him realizing he had to leave. I cried when she tried to stop him and couldn’t. I rooted for her when she was determined to find a way to him. I love that story… Knight of Rapture.

What does literary success mean to you?

My biggest thrill is to sit somewhere public, the NY subway, a park, an airport and see someone reading my book. So far, the best thing that made me feel successful happened at a recent book signing. A reader hurried over to me and said her sister sent with a list of my books to buy. I was thrilled. As she pulled the list out of her wallet, I hope it was really my name on the top. It was!

What I’m saying is, success isn’t always money. I would love to make lots of money. But I want to make lots of readers happy with my stories. I want readers to interact with me. Play my Facebook games, ask me questions, and really hope we have a great time together.

What project are you currently working on?

I am currently working on book 3 in the series The Return of the Ladies of Sommer-by-the-Sea, The Lady and the Rogue.

Lady Euphemia Brandt fights off an English nobleman who mistakes her for a “lady of the night,” and borrows money from him to hire a carriage home. Later, she sees the same man, Lord Cayden Palmer, at a country house party and tries to avoid him. Palmer is actually searching for the woman who knocked him out and robbed him of information about a plot against the Prime Minister. He presents himself as a suitor to Euphemia and falls in love with her, but when she is abducted, he must risk everything to rescue her.

Upcoming books, events, appearances, giveaways:

The next release in The Return of the Ladies of Sommer-by-the-Sea series is The Lady and the Earl. Currently on pre-order, The Lady and the Earl release is scheduled for June 6.


RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes historical adventures from the shores of medieval Scotland to the cobblestone streets of Regency London. Within the pages you’ll discover ‘edge-of-your-seat’ suspense, mind boggling drama, and heart melting emotions featuring strong women and the men who deserve them. She currently has four historical series, The Druid Knight, The Stelton Legacy, The Ladies of Sommer-by-the-Sea, and The Return of the Ladies of Sommer-by-the-Sea.

Ruth lives in New Jersey with her hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and vice president at a major international bank where she was a product/ marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance. Grab your favorite cup of tea, or an ale if you prefer, and join her heroes and heroines as they race across the pages to find their happily ever after.  Ruth hopes her stories are your next favorite adventures!











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