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I (CJ Cassidy) am NOT an erotic author, contrary to popular belief. I write about the human condition. I write about women who endure trials and tribulations. I write about triumph over adversity. It just so happens…. They sometimes like to f**k a lot!
I started out as an unknown writer and my very first novel was picked up by a fan who asked me to write her biography. She was impressed with the way I told and set-up a story. I agreed. The subject matter was dark and moody as she was a victim of domestic abuse. About 100 pages into her story; it turned into a novel about BDSM. I balked. I didn’t wish to be known as someone who wrote those types of novels. I was convinced by my pastor to continue and I published my first erotic novel under the pen name; CJ Cassidy. Since publishing the novel; over 50 women got out of or redefined their abusive relationships. I am very proud of that. I cry when I get a card or a letter for a reader telling me that my novel changed their life. I am humbled by the path I have chosen.
I live in the shadows, writing about women in pain and their deliverance. In my public appearances, I wear a mask. I swore never to reveal the identity of my ‘Katherine’ and I wear it to protect my family from any backlash from my work. I have also helped other women write their stories as well. I like what I do. I also write in other genres for all audiences.