Cassandra Gaisford is an award winning artist and historical novelist of art-related fiction.
In 2008 Cassandra downsized her flourishing business as a life and career coach to write her first historical work of art related fiction. She turned deaf ears to parents and friends who pleaded with her to “get a real job,” and rented out her house and did a succession of freelance and contracting jobs to support “writing days.”
For several years prior she focused on penning contemporary romance novels with an eye on the lucrative Mills and Boon market. But her real passion, her true path with heart, was the seductive, sensual and evocative historical novels she loved to read.
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It’s incredible to believe that seven years have passed and I’ve become more and more distanced from my creative self. As we head into Autumn it’s the perfect time to start shedding old patterns to make way for new habits. Listed below are just 8 (lucky 8!) of the many…
This month I’ve been taking part in NaNoWri challenge – 50, 000 words in a month, via the Harlequin site. Never mind that I started late. I’m there now and clocking up words on my new idea for a romance novel. Working with a group of like-minded people, even if…
Saturday 06 Feb 2010 It’s a ballsy move starting a business when you’re young,” a senior careers professional recently told me. “I’d be keen to know how it works out.” Ballsy or smart? In today’s labour market where applicants are many and jobs few, the odds are stacked against people…