Today on the Self-Rescue Princess, we have Cass stopping by to talk with us. Thank you for coming by.
Since I left my psychiatric practice in New York City to open up a psychic shop in my hometown on Bay Island, I’ve given my fair share of readings to conflicted customers. But what I see in Ellie Callahan’s future doesn’t bode well.
When Ellie’s mother, Marge, publicly confronts me about the reading, the embarrassment makes me want to curl up and die. And when I later stumbles across Marge’s body—and am a suspect in her murder—I’m suddenly the star of Bay Island’s rumor mill.
I’m determined to prove my innocence and save Ellie from meeting the fate in my unfortunate vision. But even with the help of my friends Bee and Stephanie, I will have to channel some serious sleuthing instincts to find the real killer…
2. What made you decide to take on such a risky endeavor?
I had no choice, really. The local sheriff seems determined to take the easy way out and pin this murder on me. The only way I can clear my name and, hopefully, save my reputation is to figure out who the real killer is.
3. Did you ever imagine yourself being involved in fighting crime?
Never. I am not the type to get involved in anything like a murder investigation. To be completely honest, the whole thing gives me a terrible headache. If I could, I would definitely leave matters to the police.
4. Who would you say is the least pleased about your additional career choice of amateur sleuthing? Or is detective work your only career?
My friend Stephanie’s husband, Tank, is the least pleased. He’s very careful about keeping his wife safe, and for some reason, she keeps ending up in trouble when she hangs out with me. It’s not my fault—well not completely, anyway—but needless to say, he is not amused.
5. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
I am great at reading people. I can tell a lot about someone based on their mannerisms, gestures, telling tics, inflections. I’m usually adept enough to give them a fairly accurate reading based on information I gather just from studying them. As for a weakness, I have a few, but the biggest is not knowing when to keep my mouth shut. Sometimes there’s no filter between my brain and my mouth, and stuff just pops out before I can censor it.
6. What one advice/wisdom would you like to pass onto young women?
Trust your instincts, and do what your heart tells you.
7. Do you plan on dabbling in amateur sleuthing in the future, or have you hung up your detective hat?
It’s not really a plan, but I have a sneaking suspicion there’s more trouble headed my way.