Hi my name is Cassie Shiels and I am an Author Mommy.
I love to write a lot of different things. I have experimented with picture books, Middle grade and Young adult. I want to try romance here soon. I don’t think I could only pick one Genre, I love so many. So I plan on writing whatever feels awesome to me.
I have seven published books:
- Labor and Delivery Positions (Nonfiction)
- The Royal Spy (YA light fantasy/Romance)
- Lady A (YA Romantic/suspense)
- Christmas Socks (Picture book)
- Valentines Cookies (Picture book)
- Looking for a Bumblebee (Picture book)
- Removing Your Writing Roadblocks (Nonfiction)
I am an Author mommy of 5 little kids ranging from A coming soon baby to early elementary school. It is a challenge writing with 4 little kids and expecting my 5th baby. I am a stay at home mom, but that doesn’t mean I get to write all day. I get to take care of the house and kids too. Figuring out the balance of how to make everything work in my life has been super hard. It has taken a lot of trial and error. But thats okay. What I found usually works is to write during nap time, or after they go to bed. Some times I even write before they get up. I will also write while they watch one of their favorite TV shows.
A fun story I have to share about being both a mom and a writer: I love to go through my manuscript by hand after I get a good draft done on the computer. I find and change so much more that way. I also find that I have to get new highlighters and pens after every one, because my kids love to help me. I have loads of hand prints and little scribbles on the pages of my hard copy manuscript. I love that. I never throw these out. So After my kids run away, I quickly add their name to their picture or handprint and the date. How cool is that, that I will have their little pictures all over my manuscripts forever. When they get older, I bet I will miss that.
A tip: Great unused time to write is when you are watching your older kids in the tub. My three year old loves to play in the tub and I can easily sit there, making sure she is safe with a manuscript or my laptop on my lap.
Wishing you the best of luck on all of your writing dreams!
You can find me at my website: www.authormommy.com or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/CassieMShiels