Sep 20, 2013

The Blogfather is Taking the World by Storm

Unless you live under a rock -- your no doubt are aware that our own Blogfather - Alex J. Cavanaugh -- has a book being released this week.  Alex asked for a question to answer for a chance to win a Cassa mug, mousepad, magnet, and swag...and here was my question and his answer.
Building conflict is a cornerstone of writing a successful book...was there a point during the process where you went too far?
I worried a little with this third book. I just kept piling on one dire situation after another and I worried that I’d gone too far and made the story too dark and grim. Fortunately early readers said I found a good balance!

 Here's some more information about his newest offering in the Cassa series.
By Alex J Cavanaugh
From the Amazon Best Selling Series!
A storm gathers across the galaxy…
Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.
After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.
Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could return. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…
“CassaStorM is a touching and mesmerizing space opera full of action and emotion with strong characters and a cosmic mystery.” – Edi’s Book Lighhouse

“…mesmerizing story of survival, personal sacrifice, tolerance, and compassion. It’s a rare jewel that successfully utilizes both character and plot to tell a story of such immense scope and intimate passion…” - Nancy S. Thompson, author of The Mistaken

$16.95 USA, 6x9 Trade paperback, 268 pages, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
Science fiction/adventure and science fiction/space opera
Print ISBN 9781939844002 eBook ISBN 9781939844019
$4.99 EBook available in all formats
Here's where to find CassaStorm:
Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The author of the Amazon bestsellers, CassaStar and CassaFire, he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.
Please join me in wishing Alex good luck...and don't forget that all nine bouts of the first round of the WRiTE CLUB playoffs are posted and open for voting until noon Sunday.


  1. Yes, Alex definitely balanced this perfectly. So excited for him! It's been an awesome week of shout outs about his book.

  2. I feel so excited for Alex, he is a great author, friend and blogger. Hope his new book is successful.

  3. Thanks, DL! And glad I didn't go too far. Looking forward to visiting next week.

  4. Yep, he's definitely all over the interwebz :) I love all the support in this writing community!

  5. Hi Don .. Alex is definitely the Blogfather - good term .. and he's taken this blogosphere by storm .. I so enjoyed his first book, I can't help but feel the next two are as good ..I shall find out soon ..

    Cheers Hilary

  6. Alex! Congratulations! The book sounds awesome! Great cover and blurb. Your hard work is obvious.
    Thanks for posting this, DL

  7. CONGRATS to Alex! The Blogfather? Cute. : )