Cassastorm: Biggest take away in writing a trilogy.

Congrats to Alex on the release of the last book of his space opera trilogy! Here’s the question I asked him.

Looking back, what’s the biggest lesson or take-away you learned writing a trilogy?

Alex: Plan ahead! This would’ve been easier had I intended for it to be a series. I might have written the other two books much sooner and been ready.


By Alex J Cavanaugh

 From the Amazon Best Selling Series!

 A storm gathers across the galaxy…

Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.

After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.

Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could return. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…

“CassaStorM is a touching and mesmerizing space opera full of action and emotion with strong characters and a cosmic mystery.”– Edi’s Book Lighhouse

“Cavanaugh makes world building on the galactic scale look easy. The stakes affect the entire known universe and yet Cavanaugh makes it intensely personal for our hero. The final installment of this series will break your heart and put it back together.”
– Charity Bradford, science fantasy author of The Magic Wakes

Find CassaStorm:

Barnes and Noble ~ Amazon Kindle ~ paperback

Watch the Book trailer !

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The author of the Amazon bestsellers, CassaStar and CassaFire, he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.

Website ~Goodreads 


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8 Responses to Cassastorm: Biggest take away in writing a trilogy.

  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh September 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Thanks, Laura! And yes, plan ahead. Much smarter.

  2. Natalie Aguirre September 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    That’s great advice. Congrats to Alex!

  3. Lynda R Young September 19, 2013 at 6:38 am #

    Congrats to Alex!!!

  4. Laura September 19, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    Yes, it’s always a huge accomplishment to finish a trilogy!!!

  5. Stephen Tremp September 19, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    Congrats! to Alex. Finishing a trilogy is no small feat.

  6. Margo Berendsen September 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    oh dear, planning ahead – not my strongest trait! 🙂 but if Alex pulled it off, that’s hopeful.

  7. Stina Lindenblatt September 23, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    That’s great advice, especially if you’re planning to self publish, so you know book 1 is going to happen.

  8. Crystal Collier September 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Yay for Alex! I’m so stoked for him.

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