Interview with C.S. Wilde – Author of ‘A Courtroom of Ashes’4 min read

C.S. Wilde, believe it or not, has written since she was eight years old.  If you keep reading, you will find out that, besides being a Fantasy author, she has also the gift of giving entertaining interviews. I have included a bit of information about A Courtroom of Ashes in the end, so go ahead and feel free to check her book.

1. I have heard that you wrote your first Fantasy novel when you were eight! That’s amazing, would you mind sharing what was the story about?

It was about a blue macaw that fell in love with another blue macaw (yeah, “Rio” totally ripped me off on that one). But one of the blue macaws had always dreamed about going to the moon. So they flew on a rocket to the moon and lived happily ever after there.

2. What have you learnt since then?

A ton of stuff, the most important one being that real blue macaws cannot operate rockets.

3. And when did you decide that it was time to publish your first book?

When I had gone through enough revisions to say, okay, that’s enough. I guess it was the right thing to do, because I just became a Bookmuse recommended read. That was pretty awesome.

4. Which authors you feel had the biggest influence and impact on your writing?

Oscar Wilde for one, but also Stephen King, Junot Díaz, Patrick Rothfuss, Tolkien, and Susanna Clarke too.

5. What inspired you when creating Santana Jones, the main character in ‘A Courtroom of Ashes‘?

Well, I knew I wanted someone morally dubious and complex, and it had to be a woman, because such characters are often male, both in literature and movies. Now that I think of it, Santana has a lot of Jessica Jones, even though I had no idea Jessica Jones existed when I created Santana. It’s just a huge coincidence, considering that they share the same last name and a lot of the same character traits.

6. Did you have any specific sources of inspiration for the concept and plot?

I heard this joke about a lawyer going to Hell and thought this was a pretty cool idea. That got the plot covered. I guess I got a little inspiration from Constantine, especially when building the mouth of Hell. Red Seth kindda came from all those horror movies and Stephen King novels I read. He’s creeping out a lot of people.

7. What has been your biggest challenge since you have decided to publish?

I’d say keeping my productivity. It’s really hard when you’re spending time marketing, but it’s manageable.

8. And what is the most rewarding part of it all?

When someone writes a nice review or even contacts me directly to say how much they enjoyed the book.

9. What is your favorite place to write?

In the silence of my office.

10. What do you do when you are not writing?

Watching Game of Thrones and reading books!

11. And finally, any last words? Where can we find you if we want to know more about you and your books?

I hang out at but I also have Facebook and Twitter @thatcswilde .
And here’s just a shout out to my baby, A Courtroom of Ashes, which is available for only $2.99 on Amazon ; )

A Courtroom of Ashes
A Courtroom of Ashes 
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 391 pages
Published: 13th April 2016


Love. Epic battles. And a lawyer with shady morals.

Santana Jones never thought she’d fall in love with a ghost, but that was before she met John Braver, the incredibly charming and incredibly dead politician on the other side of her brand new mirror. Who knew the damned thing was a window to Purgatory?

But John isn’t alone on the other side. Vicious spirits roam free in the land of the dead.

When an evil ghost drags Santana’s soul through the mirror and into Purgatory, she’ll need all the help she can get to return to her body. With John by her side, nothing can go wrong. But Purgatory is a dangerous place for a lawyer with a pitch-black past.

Santana has always wondered if she’d go to Hell for defending murderers. Now she’ll know.

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  1. Sriparna on June 15, 2016 at 10:08 am

    I love the way you have jotted the interview here; I feel being present right there 🙂
    Amazingly portrayed…

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  2. ROBERT LEE on June 15, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    As I strive to write a book, I have to keep one thing in mind. Humor. So being an author, I have to visualize success and being interviewed and giving witty answers too.

    Love the interview… and C.S. Wilde… You are funny!

  3. Karen Wright on June 15, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Great interview. I should let you know my availability to be interviewed about my book too

  4. Fenrile on June 15, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I have to admit the story kinda piqued my interest, I can sense some Constantine inspiration as she said so that should be cool ! But anyway, awesome interview, as always, as everything you do is awesome and as you are so awesome. We may not be blue Macaws but I feel the same and I’d go to the moon with you <3
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    • C.S. Wilde on June 19, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      You get the best comment award, sir.

  5. Cai Dominguez on June 16, 2016 at 4:04 am

    Wow! Wrote his fantasy story at the age of eight! I could say that she was born to write. Great interview and cool shes a g.o.t fan too 🙂

    • C.S. Wilde on June 19, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Oh yes, I have a serious addiction to that show.

  6. Jessica Ayun on June 16, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Amazing how she got her inspirations in building a character. Eight years old? What am I doing on that age? Lol.

  7. Berlin on June 16, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Reading an interview always amazes me. I love it the most when the sense of humor of the interviewee comes out naturally. C.S. Wilde is one great author and your interview is such a fun to read.

  8. Stella Gold on June 16, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Interesting to read an interview with a writer. I am also a fan of Oscar Wilde! The book reminds me a little bit of The Devil's Advocate. I wonder if she's read/seen it?

  9. Eunis De Guzman on June 19, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Never had a chance to Interview an author but from what I read it seems like I’m kinda envious 🙂 kinda frustrated writer here. But I will not let my dreams not came into reality, it helps me a lot after reading this

  10. Clara Wilde on June 19, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I have seen the movie, but I heard it's actually wildly different from the book? What are your thoughts? : )

  11. Trisha Velarmino on June 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Haven’t read this book but I am pretty impressed how you were able to pull off an interview!

  12. Dorothy Mae C. Torretijo on June 24, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Ohh!! This is interesting!! I think reading this interview was amazing!! I’m a book lover and I haven’t read this book but it interest me!!

  13. Maria on June 28, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I guess this is an amazing book. From the excerpt or summary, it is quite intriguing and makes me want to buy it as soon as possible! 😀
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  14. Denice Joyce Diaz on June 29, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    What a fluid interview seems like she's a joy to talk to. The book sounds interesting it has been awhile since I last resd a novel maybe I'll look it up over the bookshop near my office and get a copy. Plot is very interesting and unique.

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