Carla Cassidy Books – Don't Turn Out The Lights!

July 26, 2012

My Life Should be A Reality Show

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlacassidy @ 6:48 pm

I have spent months and months trying to figure out what to blog about besidemy newest releases or latest news.  I don’t knit or cook, I don’t garden or see movies.  Then I realized how rich my real life is for blog material.

In the last two years I’ve survived breast cancer, eight months with grown children and two grandchildren living with me, my daughter waking up one morning with foot drop and neuropathy and going directly into a wheelchair and her partner having a heart valve replaced and me moving in with them to caretake.  (And I’m sure I’ve left stuff out – like the fact that at this very moment I have a broken left little toe and a broken right little toe and shingles)  And I’ve written some books as well.

My daughter is bi-polar and borderline, her life partner is a woman who was raised by wolves.  My grandchildren are at the age where they tweet but don’t speak  and that’s just the beginning.

Do I tell you all of this to get sympathy?  Hell no.  Most of the time I’m laughing too hard about life’s wild ride to worry about feeling bad.    Borderline and Wolf woman keep me on my toes, both of them with mental and physical conditions that keep them from driving a car.  These two have the ability to break my heart and make me laugh until I weep. 
Initially when all this was raining down on me I was frustrated and miserable, but at some point in all this madness I’ve realized this IS my life and I’ve embraced it all…the howls, the drama, the utter madness that some days bring.

I know there are people out there who deal with mental illness, physical ailments and there are days that the skies are dark overhead, but a sense of humor goes a long way in parting those gray clouds.

From here on out, I intend to chronicle life with the nuts who surround me and of course keep you posted on what’s new in my writing life and there is news…my NAL backlist is up as kindle books on Amazon.

Promise Him Anything, Without A Sound, Broken Pieces, The Perfect Family, Paint it Red, Up Close and Personal and Last Gasp are ready for download!

I also have a new series starting for the Harlequin Romantic Suspense line. 
Her Cowboy Distraction is the first in a series of books that take place in a small Oklahoma town where a serial killer has made the popular Cowboy Cafe his hunting grounds.

Let me know if you care about my personal life. (there are days I don’t)   Jeez, I wish I could exchange recipes or knitting tips, but all I’ve got here in real life in the nut house!

Take are and thanks for visiting.


  1. You never cease to amaze me. Ever. You’re such a compassionate fighter and I am so blessed to be able to call you my friend. I’m always a phone call away and you know my laugh is infectious, so if you ever need a good one…Give that hubby of yours a huge hug from me just because and tell Borderline I said hello. xoxo

    Comment by Rae — July 27, 2012 @ 2:00 am | Reply

  2. Golly, you sound like you need a hobby. There’s always paint by numbers.

    Comment by Elizabeth Regina Queen of england — July 27, 2012 @ 7:28 am | Reply

  3. Laughter is definitely the only way to survive parenting kids with mental illnesses. Isn’t it funny how life never turns out how we imagined it would? On the other hand, how boring would it be to just be rich, sitting on a beach every day with a cool drink in our hands . . . wait a minute. That doesn’t sound half bad! =) Looking forward to more posts.

    Comment by Danyelle Ferguson — July 27, 2012 @ 3:24 pm | Reply

  4. Please continue your cowboy distraction (Grady Gulch) series, i’ve just read the first 2… am waiting for Cowboy with a Cause to come out and then when do we get the lovely Mary’s story? Please continue them, thanks
    oh, PS you are an awesome writer!! thank you

    Comment by Rachel Sevil — November 11, 2012 @ 10:32 am | Reply

  5. PSS, my eldest daughter has mental health issues, i understand what you’re going through, your books keep me sane!!

    Comment by Rachel Sevil — November 11, 2012 @ 10:34 am | Reply

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