Monday, October 24, 2011

Interview With Alex Cavanaugh

Hi all! Please welcome Alex Cavanaugh, author of CassaStar and the soon to be released follow-up CassaFire!
Releasing Feb 2012 - watch for it!

Alex was one of the authors kind enough to donate an ebook as part of the Rule Of Three prize package. That book is Cassa Star, and you can read more about it on my "featured authors" page.

Many of you also know Alex as one of the hosts of the annual A to Z challenge, as well as various other blogfests, and creator of the Insecure Writer's Group. He is probably best known, however, for his unfailing support and encouragement of other bloggers and writers. As one of my earliest followers, I owe him a debt of gratitude for supporting me and helping me to believe in myself. Thank you, Alex.

Without further ado, here's a short interview and more info on his books. Enjoy!

Tell us about the book you are donating.

It’s my first book, CassaStar, a science fiction space opera/adventure that came out a year ago:

To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…
Few options remain for Byron, a talented young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude. Slated to train as a Cosbolt pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life. Much to his chagrin, Bassa, the toughest instructor in the fleet, takes notice of the young pilot. As war brews on the edge of space, Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive. Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit? 

And I’m happy to say the sequel, CassaFire, will be out on February 28, 2012!

Why are you donating a book to this blogfest?

Because you and the other hosts rock!

Can you think of a genre, which is currently out of your comfort zone, but intrigues you enough to take up the challenge of writing in it?

I’d like to write commercials… Seriously, I’ve always enjoyed reading fantasy and would like to try it one day. The world building aspect is daunting though.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m known as Captain Ninja Alex to my blogger buddies. I enjoy movies, music, science fiction, tech toys, books, and gaming, and that tends to be what I blog about. I also host a lot of blogfests. Not what you’d expect from an author, but that’s how I roll. Oddly enough, I have a large Ninja Army that seems to enjoy it…

What are your views on Self-publishing vs Traditional publishing?

Whichever works for the writer! I’ve seen a lot of my friends here go the self-publishing route and enjoy success. That may one day be the norm.

You can visit Alex at his blog to find out more about him, to join the Catch Fire party, or sign up for the Insecure Writer's Group.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I had to stop in and see what you were up to, Alex. Thanks for the Q&A. I only wish it had been longer. Best wishes with your launch in February.

  2. Thank you for all your support, Alex.

    Tale Spinning
    C0-Host #REN3

  3. Alex is definitely a pillar of the blogging community. I am eternally grateful our paths crossed on the Net.

  4. LJ, there was a trick question that I skipped!

    Thanks, Melissa! I'm glad we met as well.

    And Lisa, thanks again for your kind words. Glad we met in the blogging world!

  5. Alex is definitely one of the most supportive peopel out there in the blog community. Nice to get to know a little more about him. Look forward to more!

  6. Alex, thanks for your support to the #REN3 !

    You're one of the kindest and most supportive bloggers I know.

  7. Well, the Captain has an interesting blog and he does support all his blogger friends; a kind, encouraging word or two for everyone. i wonder what the trick question was?

  8. Thanks for a wonderful interview, Alex has certainly supported me and my blog which I shall be eternally grateful.

  9. Thank you, everyone, who stopped by to read and to "meet" Alex! I hope you enjoyed the interview (yes, it was short, but hopefully that's piqued your interest) and that you check out his blog page - and the "Catch Fire" party coming up :-)

  10. You should try writing fantasy - I bet you'd be awesome at it!

  11. I think you'd be great at writing fantasy, Alex! Thanks so much Lisa and Alex!

  12. Great interview! And I agree with many others - you would be great at writing fantasy!

  13. Ladies, thanks - maybe I will try fantasy next.

    Thanks again, Lisa!

  14. Great interview!
    Alex is the ChickenMan of bloggers. For those younger than forty, Google it people :).

    For now, just remember, HE'S EVERYWHERE, HE'S EVERYWHERE!

  15. Huntress, thanks for the laugh! Hey wait a minute, I'm over forty...

  16. I really liked this interview. It perked my interest right up. :D