Thursday, January 17, 2013

Be Still & Know Virtual Book Tour with Cassietta Jefferson

About The Author

Cassietta Jefferson is a contemporary Christian author, publisher, and blogger. She is the newest Editor in Chief for Journey, the For My Sister Friends newsletter, and the founder of Virtuous Ink Publishing. She has a passion for reading and writing, and seeks to provide her readers with the best in contemporary Christian literature. Cassietta is currently preparing for the release of a collection of short stories as well as the much anticipated follow up to her first novel.
Q&A with Cassietta Jefferson

A&RBC: How did you become a writer?
Cassietta: I’ve always been an avid reader, but as I got older, I wanted to read something a little different. I figured that if was looking for something different then perhaps others were too. So I started writing what I wanted to read.
A&RBC: Where does your inspiration for your characters come from?   
Cassietta: My character inspiration comes from my friends and family. I have seven brother’s and three sisters who I think are awesome and completely fascinating people. My characters are a combination of my siblings, my in-laws, who are also fabulous, and some really good friends that I’ve met along my life’s journey.
A&RBC: What are you hoping readers take from your book? 
Cassietta: I hope that readers will get that no matter the circumstances, there’s always hope. I hope they will take from my book that real love is possible and that it starts with the love of Jesus, which is the underlying message.
A&RBC: If you were to write a book about a controversial topic, what would it be?
Cassietta: If I could select a controversial topic to write about, I would probably chose sexual assault. More specifically, the stigma the stigma associated with women who fall victim to sexual assault and the misguided belief that it’s somehow their fault.
A&RBC: What is your favorite genre of books? 
Cassietta: I don’t know that I have a single favorite genre, I have very eclectic tastes. My absolute favorite combination is a novel that contains romance, intrigue, and a Christian message.
A&RBC: Are you an avid or occasional reader? 
Cassietta: I’ve been really busy lately so I haven’t had an opportunity to read as much as I have liked, but I still consider myself an avid reader.
A&RBC: If you could interview one of your favorite authors, who would it be? Why? 
Cassietta: I would love to interview Neta Jackson, who is the author of a series of books called The Yada Yada Prayer Group. At a time when I was struggling with my own voice, her books showed me that it was possible to be successful and still remain true to your beliefs. I would love to talk with her about how she handled the challenges of this genre.
A&RBC: If you could make a movie out of one of your books, which one would it be? 
Cassietta: I would definitely pick Be Still & Know. I really enjoyed writing Alvin and Kai’s love story and would really love to see it on the big screen.
A&RBC: What new projects are you working on? 
Cassietta: I’m currently working on Hidden, which is the follow up to Be Still & Know. I’m preparing for a Spring 2013 release and looking forward to seeing how my readers will respond.
A&RBC: Where can readers find you?
Cassietta: Readers can find me on Facebook at, they can also follow me on twitter at Readers can also subscribe to receive email updates on my website,

About The Book

Bitterness and deception always manage to find their way to the surface. Be Still & Know is a novel about finding love after devastating heartbreak and the challenges of learning to trust again.
Kai Bennett never believed that she was worthy of love. Too many years of being mistreated left her bitter and uncertain of her own self-worth. Finding validation in men, money, and trinkets, she has little use for a man becoming a permanent fixture in her life. That was until she met Alvin. What starts as a game of cat and mouse quickly develops into something Kai is unsure she is ready to handle.
Alvin Reigns discovered long ago that in love, there were no happy endings. He had fallen in love once, and vowed to never again allow any woman that much control over his heart. Kai Bennett was an unexpected surprise who made him want to believe in the possibility of a happy ending. After many years of self-preservation, Alvin is unsure if he should trust Kai with his heart.  How will Alvin and Kai learn to trust and create their own happy ending?

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  1. Thanks Teresa for featuring Cassietta on her book tour.

  2. Paulette,

    It was my pleasure. I truly enjoyed reading Be Still & Know. It was entertaining with a spiritual undertone that didn't overpower the story. I look forward to reading more from Cassietta.