Interview with Debbie Cassidy, Author of When Monsters Lie

26 Oct 2022

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write When Monsters Lie?

I love post-apocalyptic stories where humanity bands together to survive and hope shines a light even in the darkest hours. I also love writing monstrous heroes and wanted to play with romance arcs that incorporated them. When Monsters Lie allowed me to do both.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I read many different genres but my go-to genres are Horror, Urban Fantasy, and Fantasy Romance.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

I have way too many. Off the top of my head, I have Curse of Wolf King by Tessonja Odette, Dead Silence by S.A Barnes, Into the Deep by Mira Grant, Only a Monster by Vanessa Len, and Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. But, yeah, so many more…

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

I thoroughly enjoy writing the action scenes but I don’t want to say too much and give anything away.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

Two cups of coffee before I start writing. I need them. Lol.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Be kind both to others and to yourself. Self care is a huge part of my life because if I don’t care for myself how will I be in a fit state to care for the important people in my life? For me a positive mindset is super important to maintaining my equilibrium.


Debbie Cassidy is the author of the new book When Monsters Lie

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