Cassandra Carr’s Uniform Behaviour Inspiration
I’m going to be posting a series of guest blogs and interviews over the duration of the Uniform Behaviour competition which will give an insight into the minds of the contributing authors. Here, Cassandra Carr, author of Circling tells us where the idea came from for her awesome story…
Over to Cassandra:
I have something to confess: I based my short story Circling (part of the Uniform Behaviour anthology), on myself and an actual experience I had. I worked as a cocktail waitress while going to college, and there was a guy who worked in the restaurant who I’d been flirting with for months. We did finally get together and ended up dating for a year and a half. Then I moved away to continue college in another city and we broke up.
Not a sad story, per se, but I call him my “one that got away”. Apparently he feels the same way, because he called me a few years back. His best friend was getting married, and had asked him if there was anything in his life that he regretted. Let me preface this saying he made an awful lot of bad choices when he was younger, so there were plenty of possibilities. What did he say, though? He said he regretted me. All together now, “Awwww.”
When he called me that day, I was thrilled to hear from him, but that chapter in my life had passed. However, Circling is my tribute to him and what we had together.
Cassandra Carr lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on Twitter. Her debut novel, Talk to Me, was released by Loose Id on March 22, 2011. For more information about Cassandra, check out her website at http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com, “like” her Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCassandraCarr or follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Cassandra_Carr.