A Kirkcaldy author says the release of her debut novel is a dream come true - literally!
Cassie Kennedy’s book ‘The Feathered Roots’ is the first of three fantasy novels coming out this year which will make up ‘The Kinship Chronicles’.
The 38-year-old, who only began writing four years ago, said she was inspired to put pen to paper after having a recurring dream - an experience she’s never had before or since.
She said: “About four years ago I had the same dream over four nights about twins who were separated but then found each other again.
“When it got to the third night I thought I need to write this down and then I started wondering, what happened to the twins? How did they get separated?
“After that I went to a creative writing class and then once I started writing I couldn’t stop.”
It took Cassie nine months to finish the trilogy and after some initial interest from a publishing house, she decided to self-release.
“It’s so individual and so different that I wanted to put it out myself, self-financed and professionally edited.
“Part of what is so good about doing it that way is I can choose the cover, I can choose the content, you’re fully in control.”
As well as writing Cassie, who works as a business manager for a finance company in Glenrothes, gives readings with the group Fife Writes, regularly updates her blog and has also begun a side line in story-telling.
“It’s brilliant fun. I have as much fun as the kids do and it’s a way of diversifying my writing.
“The trilogy has been a real labour of love but I had a great time writing it.”
‘The Feathered Roots’ is available on Amazon worldwide. Visit www.cassiekennedy.com.