Studioenp: What’s your favourite drink and why?
Cassie: Champagne, because it means I’m celebrating something happy, fantastic, and fun.
Studioenp: Cup of chamomile tea for Em, Coffee for Paul. Em wants to try all forms of tea, something she’s yet to do, which leads us nicely to your next question. What’s on your bucket list?
Cassie: Italy—lots and lots of it. There is so much I want to see there. I’m waiting for the day when (hopefully), with money and time to do so, I can make an extended visit of several months.
Studioenp: Ooh, that would be nice. All that yummy food they make. Another lead to the next question! If you had to eat the same meal every day, what would it be?
Cassie: Chicken fajita made with my own spice mix.
Studioenp: Get you with your own spice mix. We’ll kidnap you for the recipe one day. Moving on, because we did not just mention kidnap, because that’s against the law… What’s your phobia and why?
Cassie: Shudder—any arrangement of tiny, tightly packed somethings in sequence turns my stomach. My list is endless… The centre of a sunflower, beadwork on clothes, Romanesque broccoli, tapioca, and worse of them all…corn on the cob!
Studioenp: Corn on the cob? Why on Earth…?
Cassie: Well, several years ago I heard a revolting ‘fake news’ story involving the aforementioned corn on the cob that seared such a gross image in my mind that the head pic reappears in all its full glory at the sight of any sequential reminder.
Studioenp: Trauma! Do you need smelling salts? Are you okay? I mean, even writing that must have been horrible. Let’s run away from that now. In your spare time—if you have any!—what’s the thing you do that makes you feel the most you?
Cassie: Putting the world to rights over a bottle of wine with ’im indoors.
Studioenp: Oh, we like to do that, too. Mainly over a hot chocolate or something like that. We’re probably classed as boring. Are you an extrovert or introvert?
Cassie: A secret extrovert. I’m quiet and, I think that most people would say, a little shy until someone mentions the word party, then it’s high-high heels, a body-con dress, and OTT all the way.
Studioenp: Ooh la la! Tell us one thing about yourself that not many people know.
Cassie: I’m one of a pair. I have a twin.
Studioenp: How great is that? If money were no object, what’s the first thing you’d buy just for yourself?
Cassie: In an orgasmic frenzy, vast quantities of Louboutin’s and Jimmy Choo’s!
Studioenp: Shoes. Hey, ’im indoors, watch your wallet! What’s one outrageous thing you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t had the courage?
Cassie: I’d love to freefall skydive. It would be just…wow!
Studioenp: Blimey, you are an extrovert! So what’s the best thing you’ve ever done?
Cassie: If we can take the raising of children as a given, it has to be having The Girls’ Club accepted for publication by Totally Entwined.
Studioenp: Ah, that’s lovely. Good luck on your debut release—and keep writing!