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Hopelessly Imperfect

The Imperfect Series, #1

Cancer is a beast.


It’s ugly, savage, and has no mercy.

Cassie learned this all too well while watching her mother slowly deteriorate, one agonizing day at a time…


With the desire to make her mother’s last year the best it can be, she works to be the perfect daughter. Every character trait, witty joke, like and dislike—Cassie molds herself to be what her mother would love most. 


But in the end, it still isn’t enough…


After years of pretending, Cassie has no idea who she really is. When her mother slips away, Cassie falls into a deep depression, and thoughts of suicide become her most pressing threat. After a failed attempt, she seeks help, and is eventually able to return to life at home.


Going through senior year as the girl whose mom died sucks…


With her father picking up the pieces of his own heart, and Cassie back in school, she’s able to make a few new friends—one of them being Nathan Rivers. A little quiet, strong, and with inner demons of his own, Cassie can’t help but be intrigued. And as she grows closer to Nathan, the reasons for their mutual attraction slowly unveil.


Pain sometimes feels impossible to cope with. It’s consuming, saturating, and all-encompassing. 


As Cassie and Nathan struggle to heal, can they learn to forgive and accept the past, and possibly find happiness in being Hopelessly Imperfect…?



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Author Interview:  

1. In 3-5 words, describe yourself as a writer.

Hopeless romantic, but a funny one 


2. Tell us about your book

Hopelessly Imperfect is the story of a girl who has just lost her Mom. They had a complicated relationship and the slow cancer process made it worse. Now, she has to learn to live on, with the help of a new friend and a mysterious boy. She’s trying to heal as the people around her do the same, all in their own way. Nathan Rivers is an unlikely friend, but the only person that understands her. Can they both overcome their demons?


3. What/who was your inspiration for this book?

I started to write this book in a way to cope from my Mother’s loss. It’s not an autobiography, but there’s a lot of me in it. 


4. What do you find is the hardest part about writing?

I guess with this particular book, was the part of letting go, of putting into words how I was feeling at the moment. Yet, with other books, is trying to convey what I feel about certain character or scene in a way that my reader might relate to. 


5. How do you overcome them?

I push myself to write, and rewrite, and maybe do it all over again, until it feels right. 


6. What do you find is the best part about writing?

Imagining this world and letting everyone else in it. I love the way you can create scenes that make you laugh, cry or swoon over. 


7. Who are your favourite authors? Have they inspired you?

I have many. Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Julia Templeton are the ones that come to mind. I always loved Jane Austen because all her stories end up in happily ever afters. I read to get away from real life and I don’t like to feel anguished at the end of a book. JK Rowling was amazing at creating this complicated world and fitting all the pieces as in a puzzle and Julia Templeton made me fall in love with a ghost and be terrified at the same time. She’s awesome. 


8. How has your writing journey been?

It has been easy in a way. I started on Wattpad, creating stories that I hoped anyone that knew me wouldn’t read (HA!) with a nickname and in secret. Then, one of my stories got really popular and I had to come clean with my family and friends, when a publisher contacted me. Now, getting other stories out there hasn’t been that easy, but I can’t complain. Ten years ago, I thought being a writer was an impossible dream for me. 


9. Any advice for aspiring writers?

Be brave and quite patient. Write for yourself. Always write to please you. I repeat that, because it’s really important to fall in love with your story, to do what you like. I feel that passion is reflected throughout your story as well. 


10. What’s next for you?

I don’t know! Hahaha. I want to finish my Imperfect series and then, I’ll see what comes to mind. I’d like to query an agent, so I guess that’s my next step. Also, I want to start writing in Spanish, too. 


11. Feel free to answer a few or all of these:


▪ Music while writing? YES! Can’t write without it!
▪ Dark, milk or white chocolate? Dark, bitter chocolate.
▪ Red or White Wine? Red wine. Although I drink both. 
▪ Cat or Dog? Dog.
▪ Morning person or night owl? Both. I can work better in either time. 
▪ What kind of dancer are you? A lousy one! Hahaha I have zero coordination.
▪ What’s your favourite movie? Harry Potter. Pride and Prejudice. Northanger Abbey.
▪ What’s your secret favourite movie (that you’re too shy to admit)? The avengers. 
▪ What is your weirdest writing habbit? I have several notebooks, post-its, stashed throughout my house. You never know when inspiration might strike.  
▪ If you have one week left on this earth, which of your characters would you spend it with? Emily and Scott. Definitely. 
▪ If you have been kidnapped, which of your characters would rescue you? Nathan, from Hopelessly Imperfect. He’s such a gentleman.



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