Author Archives: casacullen

Return to India, Part 1: Chennai

For the last six months, I’ve been working on a new book—a young adult contemporary novel set in Chennai, India. The story was inspired by my family’s experiences there in 2009, when my husband participated in a Fulbright Teacher Exchange. … Continue reading

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2015 Goals

My original blog post for the start of 2015 had my usual writerly resolutions, like “start a new novel,” “read,” and “attend writing conferences.” Nothing wrong with these goals, except that I plan to do all of them in 2015, regardless of whether they’re … Continue reading

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Favorite Reads of 2014

This year I read an unprecedented number of books (91!!), which is a new personal record. If anything, I wish I had time to read more, because my e-reader is still filled with awesome books I haven’t touched yet. Here’s … Continue reading

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To All Pitch Wars Participants

For two years, I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a mentee in Pitch Wars. This year, I’ve been observing from the sidelines, and I wanted to share a few thoughts before the agent round begins tomorrow. This part of … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Take 2

So, maybe I’m delusional, but I’m thinking of attempting NaNoWriMo again this year… The object of NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) is to write a 50,000-word novel (or at least the start of one) during the month of November. The last time I participated … Continue reading

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Star Wars Marathon 2014

Labor Day weekend is one of those long, lazy weekends when a lot of TV channels run viewing marathons (of TV/movie series, like Star Trek and Twilight Zone). In the spirit of this tradition, I decided to post about my recent Star … Continue reading

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Read-A-Romance Month: August 2014

It’s Read-a-Romance Month, which means writers are joining together to share the theme “Celebrate Romance” on their blogs. My local chapter of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), the Wisconsin RWA, is participating with a series of blog posts. Writers … Continue reading

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The Writing Process Blog Hop

Thanks to writer G. R. LeBlanc for tagging me as a participant in the 2014 Writing Process Blog Hop. We met last fall through a New Adult writing class offered by the Young Adult chapter of RWA and stayed in … Continue reading

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From the Field to the Page

If you’ve read the “About Me” in this blog, you’ll know that I have a background in archaeology. I worked on a lot of digs, got my MA in Archaeology from UCLA, and I put four years into the PhD … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2014

Since last week was Spring Break for the kiddos, my family embarked on a six-day trip to Boston and New York. The plan was for my daughter (a junior in high school) to tour six colleges (three in Boston, three … Continue reading

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