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Meet C.A. Szarek at Readers & 'ritas!

As part of our countdown to Readers & ‘ritas 2017, our Meet the Author interview series helps you get to know the authors joining us in Texas on November 10-12. Read on to get acquainted with USA Today bestselling author C.A. Szarek, and purchase your tickets to meet her in person at Readers & ‘ritas!

What book made you fall in love with the genre you write?

I've been reading romance since I was a teen. A book that comes to mind that still resonates is a Harlequin Silhouette book called DAD GALAHAD by Suzanne Carey, and it came out in 1993! I can still remember the hero and heroine's names and basically what the book was about. I guess it sparked my love of true love, in a way.

What was the first story you ever wrote?

I wrote a story called Champ about a girl and her dog who had puppies. I was 8 or 9, and I still have it. I also wrote several novels when I was a teenager. I only finished one, when I was 17.

If you could change the ending to any famous book, TV show, or movie, what would it be and how would you rewrite it?

I kinda feel strongly about this. I am a Star Wars geek, always have been. I was super disappointed with the ending of Rogue One. I don't feel like they all had to die (SPOILER ALERT) for the story to "fit in" with the rest. I don't think it would've mattered to the canon AT ALL if they lived. I also wished the romance would've been a little stronger. I would rewrite it that they "retired" and ended up together, of course. I would make it so all the crew lived.

What is your favorite part of meeting your readers (and new readers)?

I love chatting about my books and characters. They're alive in my head, so when someone else can see them kinda the same way, I love it. I love hearing if someone loved a particular hero or heroine, or even a secondary character as much as I do. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.


You can meet C.A. Szarek and more fabulous authors at Readers & ‘ritas this November! Readers & ‘ritas is a weekend getaway for book-loving ladies like you. Our guests of honor this year are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Marie Bostwick, and Cathy Maxwell! Join us at the Hilton Garden Inn in Allen, Texas, November 10-12 for:

  • A private signing with all of our authors.
  • Raffle baskets benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter.
  • Panels and discussions in the author lounge.
  • Signature bags stuffed with free books and swag.
  • The Annual Fresh Fiction Awards and after party with a gaming parlor.
  • Delicious meals with an author host at every table!

Visit our events website to find all the details and purchase your ticket.




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