Best Selling Author Dakota Cassidy

Dakota Cassidy lives in Texas with her husband (her very own hero), two sons, her mother and a myriad of cats and dogs. She was reviewing e-books in 2004 when she decided to submit one to Liquid Silver Books. They bought it and as they say…. the rest is history!

She loves a good laugh and it is reflected in her writing. Her goals in life, she says, are to “banish the color yellow forever, create world peace via hot rollers and Aqua Net; and finally, nab every tiara in the land by competing in the Miss USA, Miss Universe, and Miss World pageants, then sweeping them in a stunning trifecta of much duct tape and Vaseline usage, all in just under one week. Oh, and write really fun books!”

She has three book series: Accidental Series, Ex Trophy Wives Series and Hell Series.  She also writes Erotic Romance.

 Dakota was kind enough to answer a few questions for her readers:

WPMP:  Where do you do your writing?
DC: I write in my office--and always at night. Like 7-5 or 6 in the morning. There's no getting anything done here during the day.

WPMP: Do you listen to music when you write?
DC:  I do listen to music, but most often it's music without words. I'm a lyrics savant in that I know the words to so many songs, I always have to mouth the words. It means I get nothing done because I'm busy singing along.

WPMP:  Where do you get the inspiration for your plots/characters?
DC:  My inspiration comes from a multitude of things--reality TV, the "what if" in life, people, places, Bed, Bath and Beyond...

WPMP: How long does it typically take you to finish a book?
DC:  Depends on the book. If it's a full-length book it takes three-four months tops. A novella can take a couple of weeks to a month as long as I'm not stuck in what do I do next hell. LOL!

WPMP: Who are some of your favorite authors?
DC:  Nina Bangs, Sandra Hill, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Karen Rose, to name a few.

WPMP: If you could spend unlimited money in a store - what store would it be and what would you buy?
DC:  OMG--it would be Prada and I'd have more shoes than LA has breast implants and botox .

WPMP: If your life was a movie who would play Dakota Cassidy?
DC:  Uh, this question always stumps me because I can't imagine anyone even considering making a movie about my boring life. But if forced, I'll go Sandra Bullock. her personality, snarky, goofy, is a lot like mine.

WPMP: What is your favorite dessert?
DC:  I'm not a dessert lover--don't shoot! LOL! I don't eat sweets often, but I do occasionally love a really good bread pudding or super dark chocolate cake. Hmmm-mmmm 

You can visit Dakota at her website:
She's also on Twitter:!/dakotacassidy and Facebook:!/DakotaCassidyFanPage and she also Blogs:

(Be sure to enter our Giveaway (starts 7/16) for a copy of Ms. Cassidy’s latest release - Burning Down The Spouse/plus a Promotional Gift from Dakota. Also drop in and read our review!)
7/15/2011 10:54:03 am

From one old lady to another, HI! I have to say I've lurked around, reading some interviews and have even been on your site, Dakota. Gotta say, you crack me up! I love your snarky nature (similar to mine), and if my galpal, Nicole Hicks loves ya, well... I gotta love ya, too! :)

7/15/2011 10:57:17 am

Hi Dakota *waving* I'm not stalking you, really, just opportunities to win BOOKS!!! Can't resist.

So here I am. *going to sit quietly in the corner*

7/15/2011 10:58:41 am

And everyone should read all of your books, even those *cough* yummy ones from pre-Accidental days.

*going back to corner, taking all the candy with her*

7/15/2011 11:04:27 am

Hi Dakota!

Love your books, love your way with words. Anytime I'm having a bad day, all I have to do is read your posts on facebook and the sun comes out!

7/15/2011 11:07:03 am

Oh! I gotta remember to enter the contest! ^.^ Dakota is my kinda fierce writer.

Kat crouch
7/15/2011 11:07:43 am

Just wanted to stop by and show some love for Dakota. They just don't make em like her any more. Thanks for the laughs Dakota!

7/15/2011 11:08:10 am

Princess, you are da bomb. I love all of your books I can get my hands on.

7/15/2011 11:11:28 am

Wait, I thought Sandra was gonna play me...
Fine I'll settle for Julie Walters. ;-)

cindy williams
7/15/2011 11:12:12 am

Met you in Shawnee Oklahoma ....(I was there really for a friend ) (I also think that the 3 G was the only one's there ) (three generation's )...But you and Michelle got me HOOKED on your book"s ......Here's a little tidbit ....One of your book's was one my dresser My hubby had to you know "GO" so he grabbed you book ...he left it there and each time he "WENT" he would read your book .....he's now finished with the book ........HE SAID IT WAs A GREAT READ!!!!!!!!!Keep it up !!!!

7/15/2011 11:21:26 am

Love you Dakota! Good luck on your Beauty Queen trifecta & getting rid of yellow (I don't care for that color in clothes either...)

7/15/2011 11:23:45 am

Do you know what is so horrible?? My local library does not carry any of your book. I have thought of donating the ones I have just so they have some. ( clutches books tightly to chest)...hmm, maybe not. :)

7/15/2011 11:26:07 am

I have been a long time fan of Dakota's work. I started with the e-novellas and was thrilled when she went to print. I have had my fair share of odd looks because of my hysterical laughter while reading her books. I hope she keeps them coming for years to come.

7/15/2011 11:27:32 am

Hey are the best. I luv that I can say hi on FB and you care enough to say hi back. I luv all my authors, but its nice to be able to connect with you. Luv u lots

7/15/2011 11:32:01 am

Popped by to say Hi. Love reading your books. later.

7/15/2011 11:32:40 am

Aw, thanks you guys!

Cindy-how awesome to have converted another man!

7/15/2011 11:35:24 am

Waves hi! I still remember a RT Conference panel where you wouldn't let anyone say the word c#ck until you got there!

7/15/2011 11:41:11 am

This is one author who really relates to her readers. She puts her real life experiences, along with those of her friends and fans into words that reach out and touch a part of her readers. Granted the books are hot, but her heroines and heros are believable and touchable. Her readers find bits and pieces of themselves and those they know in the makeup of each charavter. Reality, combined with fantasy is very powerful and Dakata captures it with ease and a tiera.

7/15/2011 11:47:26 am

Love your books! Can't wait to read "Burning".

Debbie Bussie
7/15/2011 11:47:51 am

I love Dakota's books. My FAvs is the Ex-trophy wives, BUT I lures em ALL! Keep it up. Can't wait for the next one.

7/15/2011 11:49:00 am

Per instructions on Facebook, here I am! :-)
I love your books - and I love giveaways!
*Peggy, I want some of the candy!!*

7/15/2011 11:51:35 am

PS Premature commenting! I also wanted to say that I am super envious of your Texas "The Higher the Hair, Closer to God" hair! I was cursed with wimpy New England locks and the '80s were a rough time for me. lol

Your books brighten up my day. Write on!

7/15/2011 11:52:16 am

Lovin' the photo, Dakota ;-) I thought I'd seen you before in "What do I do next" hell! I have a penthouse suite there. Do you visit often? We'll have to get together for drinks sometime.

7/15/2011 11:52:52 am

Dakota is the best! From FMP, and Blood Lite, to her Accidental series, I devour her books like there's no tomorrow. She is very fan-friendly and we all love communicating with her!

7/15/2011 11:54:28 am

LOLLOL--OMG, Nia--I'm on the committee of Where Do I Go Next Hell! I'm hoping to make pres :)

Lisa Mattiocco
7/15/2011 11:55:59 am

I had no idea that you submitted your first book in 2004. That little tidbit totally slipped by me. I thought you'd bee at this for years. You rock woman!

7/15/2011 12:04:20 pm

Love Dakota's books. I've read them all and can't wait for the next.

jenny r
7/15/2011 12:10:48 pm

Hey now Lady D!
Good to see you all over the place. If you have not read her, do so. She is a RIOT!!! And personally a hoot too! Chainsaw anyone ; P. Love you lady! Thanks for the laughs and tears!

Viki S.
7/15/2011 12:18:01 pm

Damn you kill me! Love your books but your Aqua net comment I'd great. How long does it take you to dry all that hair?

Deborah N.
7/15/2011 12:27:07 pm

You are too funny, DC! Luv ya! : )

Pam N
7/15/2011 12:29:05 pm

Lurve me some Dakota Cassidy! Her books are laugh out loud funny and she seems to be the kind of person I would love to have for a best friend. The only problem I have is finding her books. Bookstores where I live don't have them so I have to really search to find them. But they are always so worth it! Love ya Ms Cassidy!

anne harris
7/15/2011 12:34:36 pm

dakota is so much fun!! i like to read her posts on fb when i'm feeling depressed. snarkiness is a wonderful way to fling it off!!! thanks dc!!!

and let's not forget her books!! we ought to suggest they be prescribed for mild depression...

7/15/2011 12:38:03 pm

Love ya, Dakota! You're a fun lady and a wonderful writer!

7/15/2011 12:40:34 pm

Dakota writes books? You mean she's MORE than a cool Facebook and yahoo person? O.M.G. No Farkin' waaaaay!!!
Anyway, I need to catch up on her other series. I am soo behind and then she keeps writing new ones! Write slower, you know I can't read too fast!!

7/15/2011 12:43:13 pm

Aw--you guys. Yer makin' me blush :) Thank you!

Chris Roberts
7/15/2011 12:48:58 pm

Love your books I need to catch up on the newer series though.

Ms. Bliss
7/15/2011 01:09:32 pm

Our heartfelt thanks to Ms. Cassidy for sharing her talent and her time! Be sure to enter our Give-A-Way starting 7/16 for a copy of Burning Down The Spouse! Explore the site and let us know your thoughts! - When Pen Met Paper - Ms. Bliss

jack hrusoff
7/15/2011 01:30:01 pm

And here I thought I was the only night owl doing most of my work in the a.m. Really enjoy this, especially how excited you are about being a natural. Best of Days

Mary McCoy
7/15/2011 01:41:35 pm

Dakota does her best work at night, in high heels and a tiara and smoky eyes....
you go Dakota!

Angela Brown
7/15/2011 01:49:14 pm

Hey Dakota, if you're than so am I and I refuse to be old~!@!:) Love your quirky sense of humor!

7/15/2011 01:59:46 pm

Hey Dakota!

Stopping by to say "Hi" Great interview btw, awesome! I'd like some Prada too, but it ain't gonna happen, lol!

Dottie :)

7/15/2011 02:06:16 pm

I love ya, doll! You make me laugh, shoot liquids through my nose and say "Oh, no she didn't!" (but I am aloways tickled that you did). I LOVE your books and am loathe to loan them out b/c I want them back almost immediately. I tell everyone about you and would love to take you out for a Taco Cabana margarita if you ever get to San Antonio! Smooches!

Diane Sallans
7/15/2011 02:08:04 pm

Dakota - I know I'll love your books because you give me such a chuckle with your comments. Thanks for lightening my day!

Christien milone
7/15/2011 02:16:09 pm

Old Lady my Aunt Fanny! Love the Prada and botox thing, but you know you'd spend every penny on looking into every color of eyeshadow man ever made! lol.. Great interview, as usual I laughed through it, as I do your books.... Keep em coming Dakota!

Kathy Miller
7/15/2011 02:25:56 pm

Youse funny!! The end.

7/15/2011 02:48:03 pm

I still remember when I read my first Accidental book. I was laughing out loud so often, my son kept giving me weird looks. Thank you once again for stopping by Dakota! - Book Addict, WPMP

Mary Carroll
7/15/2011 03:39:23 pm

I love your books. My daughter was ready to commit me while I was reading the Accidental series. I just couldn't stop laughing. You have such a quirky sense of humor. Please never lose that.

7/15/2011 04:14:18 pm

Dakota I'd love to win one of your books. I throughly enjoyed meeting you at Lori Fosters in Cinti. Janette

Christine A.
7/15/2011 04:25:25 pm

Dakota- Looking forward to reading this new book. You are truly fabulous darling.

Nancy Clemons
7/15/2011 05:09:12 pm

Hey Dakota! My darling you look marvelous! I just finished reading "Burning Down the Spouse". All I can say is...I want a Nikos! Just for myself! Waaaaaa! Anyhoo, I am impatiently waiting for your next in the Accidental series and, oh yeah, I wanna win something! Whatcha got? Love ya!

Robin D
7/15/2011 06:06:45 pm

I also love your books, your sense of humor - and your hair! Wow!

*Joining Peggy & Kristi in the corner with the candy and one of Dakota's books*

7/15/2011 11:12:25 pm

Hey Dakota :) Luves you hon, Looking fab as usual :)

Your biggest fan in Norway :)

Kristen S.
7/16/2011 02:25:36 am

Hey Dakota, I love your books! Very nice interview.

Barbara Elness
7/16/2011 07:40:01 am

Great interview. I'm looking forward to reading Burning Down the Spouse.

Denise Elrod
7/16/2011 10:16:13 am

Great interview as usual!! Love the books, the snarks and the hair!!!

7/16/2011 02:48:23 pm

Your books have made me laugh; I'm looking forward to the next one. I keep checking your websites and FB for news.

7/18/2011 02:46:26 pm

Love ya Dakota! You are the best. Love seeing and chatting with you on Facebook!

8/18/2011 01:13:36 pm

this is incredibly inspiring!


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